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The Story of Beautiful Girl
The Story of Beautiful Girl | Rachel Simon
It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone-Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl. When the authorities catch up to them that same night, Homan escapes into the darkness, and Lynnie is caught. But before she is forced back into the institution, she whispers two words to Martha: "Hide her." And so begins the 40-year epic journey of Lynnie, Homan, Martha, and baby Julia-lives divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love.
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LaurenMags
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Such a beautiful, heartbreaking, and feel good book all wrapped into one. I throughly enjoyed it! Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the great read. #litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so happy you enjoyed it!! ❤️ 1mo
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Mjm1
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Not finished yet but enjoying it. Thanks to my LDF friends.

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EadieB
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#StoryofBeautifulGirl #RachelSimon #FabulousFebruary #Readathon #BookSpinBingo

1968. This is a story about Lynnie and Homan who live in abusive and inhumane conditions at the Pennsylvania School for the Incurable and Feebleminded. Lynnie is probably autistic but the term in 1968 was retarded. Homan is hearing-impaired. They fall in love and Homan helps Lynnie escape to the widow Martha's home. Lynnie has just given birth to a little girl.

EadieB She was raped at the home and does not want her child to be brought up in the home. She asks Martha to hide her child. Lynnie is captured and taken back to the home but Homan has escaped. This is a well-written book that touches your heart. The book follows the main characters for the next 40 years and we are given POV's from Lynnie, Homan, Martha and Julie (Lynnie's daughter). 7mo
EadieB Thanks to Geraldo Rivera for exposing the horrible conditions at these institutions as people with these problems are now treated with dignity. I found the book hard to put down and will read the author's other book called Riding The Bus with my Sister. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 7mo
Andrew65 Sounds a must read. 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes! It's a good one! 7mo
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EadieB
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#LitsyLove #Sharreadathon

Starting with #TheStoryofBeautifulGirl for this readathon!
Listening to audio of #RadarGirls from @sharread TBR list.
Rest In Peace @sharread

Elizabeth2 Such a lovely book. Enjoy! 💕 7mo
EadieB @Elizabeth2 Thanks! I‘m enjoying it! 7mo
Bookwormjillk ❤️ 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites!! 7mo
Andrew65 Love this idea. ❤️ RIP @sharread (edited) 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes! Great idea! So sad that she died from Covid. 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Too many people have died from this scourge. So many good people. 🖤 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I hope it goes away soon! 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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1) The One Year Love Language Devotional! From my #LDF Mindy 💗💗 @Mjm1
2) Tell The Wolves I‘m Home 💚
3) I always recommend the tagged book!!

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Oh my!! That sounds so good❤️ Stacked 💞 8mo
Tera66 Tell The Wolves I'm Home❤❤👏👏 8mo
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MelKelsey
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Mehso-so

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The Story of Beautiful Girl is a story of a girl institutionalized by her family because she has an intellectual disability and a man institutionalized because he can't communicate (he's deaf, doesn't know sign language, and is illiterate). A romantic and familial love story told from the perspective of three characters. It's slow, and I almost gave up. ⭐⭐⭐

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LaurenMags
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Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the book! I think I will bring it to the beach with me when I go on vacation. I hope I can pay it forward in the future! #litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just saw this! I hope you love it! Have fun at the beach 🏖 ❤️ 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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One of my all time favorites 💙

1968, Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone-Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl.

Tamra This one is heartbreakingly good! 14mo
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LaurenMags You have intrigued me! I'm going to have to put this on my TBR list! 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LaurenMags it‘s soooo good!!! 14mo
Elizabeth2 Such a good book! ❤️ 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LaurenMags do you live in the US? I have an extra copy ❤️ 14mo
LaurenMags @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I do! That is so kind of you! Let me know how much and I'll send you my address! ❤ 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LaurenMags you can send it to loverofbooks75@gmail. Com ❤️❤️ 14mo
LaurenMags @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks just emailed you! ❤ 14mo
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Elizabeth2
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This is a heartbreaking, rich, incredibly sad, yet uplifting story. It will break your heart and then put it back together a little differently. Lynnie and Homan are both institutionalized. They fall in love, run away, make a heartbreaking decision and then figure out how to live with that decision every day. Hope and perseverance underline this beautifully heart-rending tale. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

This is my #bookspin for July! @TheAromaofBooks

Elizabeth2 Thank you Misty ( @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ) for sending me this beautiful story! ❤️📚 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! I LOVE this book. I‘m thinking of rereading to try to break my reading slump! 14mo
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Elizabeth2
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My son and his girlfriend are making dinner for the whole family tonight. I‘ve been so busy that I haven‘t had much time to read, so I am taking advantage! ❤️📚

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Elizabeth2
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Current situation. ❤️📚

IuliaC Current situation looks awesome 😀 1y
Amiable Gorgeous! 1y
janeycanuck I wish that was my situation 😍 1y
quietjenn That looks wonderful! 1y
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Elizabeth2
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Reading this one next, sent to me by the kind and lovely @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️ It is my #bookspin for July. ❤️📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 14mo
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Elizabeth2
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I opened the two books that were in the St Patrick‘s Day package you sent @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! Thank you so much!! 🍀❤️📚 Book mail is the best! Thanks for making my day! Love you, sweet lady!

I‘m sorry you‘re having such a rough patch lately. You‘ve been on my mind and in my heart. ❤️ #litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m happy you like them! I hope you love The Story of Beautiful Girl as much as I do 😚😚 love you my friend ❤️ 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“She felt so lovely in his hands. She felt so loved in his eyes.”

If you haven‘t read this one you should!!

#ForbiddenLove

1968, Lynnie is a young white women with a developmental delay and Homan is a deaf black man locked away in an institution with Lynnie. They fall in love and escape... I definitely need to read this one again!

#ShowSomeLove

Reagan This was a lovely book! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Reagan yes! I wish more people would read it!! 2y
TheKidUpstairs I'd never heard of this one! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#3books #thativegiftedtoothers

❤️❤️❤️

OriginalCyn620 You gifted me The Nightingale! 🙏🏻🎁 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 💞💞 I‘ve got another one on my shelf just waiting for the right home!! 2y
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Victoriahoperose
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This was a super hard book to read. Between the subject matter and they style, it was really difficult. But, I‘m glad I stuck with until the end because it came together well and I felt like the author did a really good job of concluding the story in a satisfying way. I really loved the characters and how connected I felt to them as a reader. Very important subject, but not an easy book to read!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one! 14mo
Victoriahoperose @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes!! It‘s a very special book 😊 14mo
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Amiable
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This takes place in 1968, when people with disabilities were shut away in institutions. One night, a woman hears a knock on her door. Outside are 2 people who have run away from the local facility: Lynnie, a mentally challenged white girl, and Homan, a deaf African American man—and a newborn baby. All are being chased by the police. I was disappointed by this book. The characters are simplistic and two-dimensional, and the ending was far-fetched.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one 🤷🏼‍♀️☺️ 3y
Amiable @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s what makes the world go round! Different books for different readers. 🙂 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Amiable exactly!! ☺️ and we are nice about it here! It can get ugly sometimes on other sites 😱😫 3y
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tpixie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The girl and profile cover — this looks like a familiar cover 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tpixie yes!!! I need to find that other book!! 2y
tpixie 🍀🍀🍀 2y
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squirrelbrain
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one ❤️ 14mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“She felt so lovely in his hands. She felt so loved in his eyes.”

#TenderRomance
#SoulSeptember

LOVE this book!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Come-read-with-me @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Agreed. This was a spectacular read! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Come-read-with-me I wish more people would read it!!! ❤️❤️❤️ I promote it every chance I get!! 3y
Eggs On my tbr!!! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs you HAVE to read this!! 3y
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Cinfhen
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#LilithJuly Unlike @TrishB I remember #TheStory of Lynnie, and her sweetheart Homan, who have escaped from The School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, a cruel and terrible place for people with mental and or physical disabilities. Lynnie is white, Homan is black. It‘s the mid 1960‘s, these two should never have met let alone created a baby together. This is #TheStory of their little girl, a beautiful girl. 💔💔So good!

TrishB I can‘t believe I don‘t remember it!! Maybe my kindle has a glitch ..... 3y
Cinfhen In fairness to you @TrishB you‘ve probably read 1000 books since 2012! It‘s ok to forget one or two😘😘😘 3y
KarenUK Such a good choice.. I read this with a bookclub a long time ago.... 👌💕 3y
Reagan This book was so sweet! 3y
DebinHawaii I have this one in my collage for today!It's on my Kindle & in my #TBR 🤗 3y
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TrishB
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#thestory #lilithjuly
Amazon tells me I brought this in 2012 and kindle has it marked as read, but I can‘t remember a thing about it!

Libby1 🤣 3y
Cinfhen It‘s my choice for today too!! But I actually remember this one 😜 3y
erzascarletbookgasm 😆 I think I have this on my shelves. Now I can‘t find it. 😅 But a different cover! 3y
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Cinfhen Check out my post @erzascarletbookgasm that‘s the cover I had!!! 3y
KarenUK 😂😂😂 3y
TheAromaofBooks Actually, the reason I originally started book blogging was to create an archive of the books I read in an attempt to trigger my memory during times like this! :-D 3y
TrishB @TheAromaofBooks I keep a book journal 😁 but couldn‘t be bothered going to get the 2012 version! 3y
Andrew65 😂 Happens to the bst of us! I recently read an Inspector Montalbano book, it wasn‘t until towards the end I remembered I had read it! 😔 3y
TrishB @Andrew65 if I tried to read again I would probably remember 🤷‍♀️ 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Therewasthisgirl
#AMonthofsongs

These two have my ❤️ and this book is one of my favorites!! If you haven‘t read it you should!!!

ReadWithAJ This book is amazing. I stumbled across it by accident and loved it 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ReadWithAJ yes!!!! I wish more people would read it!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Tamra This was fantastic! 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tamra yes!! And I finally found a hardcover ❤️❤️ 3y
BarbaraBB Your girls 😍 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BarbaraBB ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Leftcoastzen Lovely photo!❤️ 3y
OriginalCyn620 They‘re beautiful! ❤️ 3y
BooknerdsLife Aww they are gorgeous! 🌸💜 3y
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Jas16
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Thank you so much Misty for such an incredible package! I was so surprised to find it waiting for me today. The book sounds fantastic and the soap smells soooo good! I love the magnet and pin! And the notebook and socks are so cute! Plus I am a pen addict. And chocolate! And peppermints! I am overwhelmed my friend. I am so grateful to Litsy for introducing me to such a warm and wonderful friend.

Jas16 The Santa somehow didn‘t make it into the picture but he is proudly sitting on my desk 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!!! I‘m so happy it made it there safely!!! I hope you love the book ❤️❤️ Merry Christmas sweet friend!! I‘m so thankful for your friendship!! Happy New Year!! 🎊🎈 4y
Soubhiville I loved this book! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville yay!! I don‘t know of many people who have read it!! I loved it ❤️❤️ 4y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I am soooo happy! I found this hardcover edition at the goodwill store last week! Now game time!! Tell me the book that spoke the most to your heart and gave you all the feelings. I have loved this book for years!! The person with the best story will win the book!! Us Littens only!
I‘m sorry!! 😫😫

#bookwithallthefeels

BookNerd9906 The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, for me is an allegory of the parent/child relationship and so eloquently details a mother‘s unconditional love. As a mother and a daughter this book gives me #allthefeels. Still can‘t read it without tearing up. 4y
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Cinfhen
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#SeptemberDanes I‘m playing catch-up 😉Tagged book is a real heartbreaker ~ Lynnie a young white girl, living in a home for the “feebleminded” falls in love with Homan , an African American man, who “works” at the Institution.
Homan is deaf and also considered “dim witted” and the authorities believe these two have #NothingInCommon & should be separated 😪When Lynnie discovers she‘s #pregnant they run away, hoping to raise their child together.

CoffeeAndABook Wow! That does sound like a 💔er. But interesting. So - the holiday with all it‘s undoubtedly glorious cooking & duties is over & you‘re free to read & roam Littenland again??? 4y
Reagan That book was so sweet! 4y
Centique How was All The Food?!!!! 😁👍😂 #livingvicariouslythroughCindy 4y
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BarbaraBB There you are! I hope the results of your cooking were sayisfying and that you had a wonderful time eating and drinking and being together 💜 4y
Cinfhen Yes @CoffeeAndABook holiday is over BUT I‘m still feeling overwhelmed 😝now it‘s the NEVER ENDING laundry that begins😫😫😫plus my phone is finished....it fell in a pot of sudsy water on Sunday & after 3 days of sitting in rice it‘s still dead 😥 BUT the flip side is, I spent 3 uninterrupted glorious days with my kids and my other guests and we definitely laughed, dined, drank and created new memories @BarbaraBB @Centique so it‘s all good 😘😘😘 4y
Centique @Cinfhen fabulous about the great family times 😊 not so fab about the laundry and the phone 😢😢 4y
Kalalalatja Yay, you are back, we missed you! Although, it sounds like you have had a wonderful time with family and friends ❤️❤️ sucks about the laundry and your phone, though 👎 4y
Kalalalatja Also, that book sounds 💔💔💔 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!!! 4y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#FavoriteUnderratedBook #AugInBooks18
It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone-Lynnie has just given birth to a baby

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Join a 40 year journey with Lynnie, Homan, Martha and Julia 💗💗💗 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this one! I really want to read it again one day.. 💕 4y
KatieanneF This sounds absolutely incredible 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @KatieanneF it is one of my favorites! I hope you get to read it! ❤️ 4y
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LikelyLibrarian
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Looking forward to starting this one this morning. Thanks again for the thoughtful gift @Wife 😊

Wife 🌹 4y
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LikelyLibrarian
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This showed up yesterday afternoon. Thank you @Wife ! It was so thoughtful of you to send me this beautiful book. I hope to read it soon 💙

Wife ❤️ 4y
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Wife
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Pickpick

Engaging characters whose stories are told in alternating chapters, some more believable than others. I was reminded of the movie Forest Gump, because the author highlights some pop culture to move the story through decades. A truly unconventional love ❤️ story. Given to me by my #litsypenpal Finished it at work last night, even though we were short-staffed and super busy.

tammysue Sounds intriguing Vickie😊 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m happy you liked it!! ❤️😘 4y
Wife @LikelyLibrarian Hi Heather. I saw that you stacked this and would be happy to send it to you if you want. I keep very few books and would like to share the #LitsyLove. I have your address from our #LMPBC (edited) 4y
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LikelyLibrarian @Wife I would love that! Thank you so much! 💙❤️ 4y
Wife @LikelyLibrarian You‘re welcome. I‘ll pack it up and get it in the mail in next few days. 🌹 4y
LikelyLibrarian @Wife Looking forward to it 😆 4y
HOTPock3tt Story sounds interesting 🤔 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#lovestory
This is one of my favorite books!!! If you haven‘t read it you should!!!

#ReadingResolutions

Ashley85 It‘s on my TBR. After re-reading the description I think it needs to be moved up! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Ashley85 move it up!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Ashley85 please let me know your thoughts!! I wish I had time for a reread! These characters have stayed with me for years. I just love them ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Ashley85 I certainly will! 4y
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TamarackTrail
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The story line of this was sad, heartbreaking, and triumphant. I think because of the way I read books this was a challenge to read one chapter at a time and not straight through. If you're thinking about reading this one, my suggestion is to put all your other books away and concentrate on this one. ⭐⭐⭐.5/5

Tamra This was a heartbreaker. 5y
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Tamra
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This is a pick because of the important light shed on a shameful past we as society don‘t acknowledge enough. The story itself has flaws, but if you have family members with cognitive disabilities it will resonate. My own grandmother refused to place her two boys in a “state school” that was in her small rural town in the 50s. I didn‘t quite understand why not growing up, but I did know it took courage to resist the status quo. Thank god she did.

Tamra We have more work to do re: assisted & independent quality living, but it‘s a far cry from the recent past. (edited) 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This book!!! ❤️❤️ 5y
Cinfhen Beautiful review for a beautiful love story 5y
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Tamra @Cinfhen thanks, I‘m not usually one for love stories, but this one is a heart breaker! 5y
Cinfhen Yes, because it's not ever cheesy 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I have this one on my kindle - glad to hear your good review! 5y
Tamra @Cinfhen reader is definitely rooting for them! 5y
Tamra @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled it can get windy in places, but overall 👍🏾. 5y
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MarticaMustRead
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📚📚📚🤓👍 #GreatBookclubReads #RiotGrams #ForTheLoveOfBooks #Favorites #BookClubPick #LibrarianLife

Some of these you may already know, but hopefully you're not familiar with all of them.

But of one thing I can assure you, ALL of these will provide a very rich reading experience for your book club & much to discuss & debate!

BellaBookNook I remember reading Defending Jacob in my bookclub whoa!!! 5y
erzascarletbookgasm Good picks! 👍 5y
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Tamra
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Started this audio briefly yesterday. I was struck by the dedication given the truth that underlies the story:

"For those who were put away."

Cinfhen This was a really good story! Heart wrenching good 5y
Tamra @Cinfhen I hadn't heard about it - just stumbled upon it looking for another audio from library. I'm happy I did! 5y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This book ❤️
I wish I had time for a reread!
The story of Lynnie, Holman, Martha and baby Julia spanning forty years... Bonded forever by a secret pact made in the middle of the night after Lynnie and Homan escape an institution. #allyouneedislove #rocktober

Hollie Stacked! We have such similar taste I can't go wrong! 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie we really do!!! 💕 5y
Cinfhen OMG! LOVE this one! It NEEDS more #litsyLove 💕great choice 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen I know!!!! I try to get it out there every chance I get!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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MichelleSchlicher
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Current read!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Onlaughterandliteracy Guernsey is def my all time favorite!! 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Onlaughterandliteracy I just wanted to hug that book when I finished ❤️ 5y
MrBook Love your pics! 😁👏🏻👏🏻 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MrBook thank you!!!! 😊📚💕😃 5y
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bookishkai
Pickpick

I finished this late last night; it made my cry, it made me think, it made me mad and it made me happy at the same time. And it made me want to learn more about institutions. I actually just learned recently that my one of my grandfather's sisters (step, half, adopted, I don't know, and that's a story for another post) was institutionalized as an infant and aside from my grandparents, her family never visited or talked about her.

ValerieAndBooks Oh, this one is so good! Being deaf myself, it really touched me. The author also has written a good memoir: 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh I love this book!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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bookishkai
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#blameitonlitsy starting this one today, in between a visit to my nanny kid and dinner with friends.

valeriegeary This one's a good one. 5y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#readthisnow
Oh I love this book ❤️❤️❤️
Lynnie, a young women with a developmental disability , falls in love with Holman, an African American deaf man. They are locked in an institution and escape one night... the things that happen later that night... 😢

#sizzlinsummerbooks

readingatdawn Gosh, that sounds so intensely good. 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @readingatdawn I don't reread many books, but I really want to this one!!! ❤️ 5y
erzascarletbookgasm Ooo, I have this on my shelf. Good to know :) 5y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @erzascarletbookgasm yay!!!! 💕❤️💕📚 5y
vicgreentoriafield This is on my tbr! I may need to bump it up soon 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vicgreentoriafield bump it!! I never got my book 😞 I've been waiting to by it just in case, but it's been about 2 weeks since you guys got yours... 5y
vicgreentoriafield @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks oh no, try to email them? 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vicgreentoriafield I did... I'm just going to buy it I guess... ☹️ 5y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This is such a beautiful book... Lynnie has a developmental delay and Homer is deaf... they are locked away in an institution and escape one night... they end up at a Martha's farmhouse where Lynnie gives birth. The authorities find them and Lynnie asks Martha to take care of the baby, she is returned to the institution and homer escapes... Homer loves Lynnie so much ❤️❤️ everyone should read this!!!
#mrbluesky
#Juntunz

Cinfhen Such a gorgeous story and I love your #Mrbluesky cover.....yay for highlighting this book 💕💕💕 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen thanks!! I've been looking for some way to use this book!!! This is the closest I could get!!! ❤️❤️ 5y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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There are so many in this category... these are the ones that touched my heart...
#grabthekleenex
#splashintosummerreads

LaraReads That's a lot of tears! 😥 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LaraReads I'm realizing I read a lot of sad books 🤔 5y
LaraReads That's ok. I'm a firm believer in catharsis as real therapy! ☺️ 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LaraReads I've been trying to read more mysteries lately... But you are right!! ❤️ 5y
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WendyL
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Beautiful and touching story. It was painful to hear how people thought of handicapped people before the '70s. We've come a long way.

christineandbooks This book was so good. 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites ❤️️ 5y
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WendyL
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Audio books and housecleaning....guess I can't be amusing all the time.

Bookzombie 💕🐱 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorite books ❤️ 5y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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"And then he added, as he always did, can you imagine a better day than this?" #marchintoreading #bestlastsentence I just love this book ❤️

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MarticaMustRead
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❤🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟😍
#SeasonsReadings2016 #Silhouettes
#AllTimeFavs #Disabilities #AllTheFeels

I've been meaning to post this novel for #RecommendsDay for a while but it's perfect for today too!
This beautiful & resounding story is a testament to the enduring power of friendship, love, & the goodness of others in the face of adversity. It's stayed with me ever since I read it over 5 yrs ago.
HIGHLY recommended if you loved 'The light btwn Oceans'. 💓

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Two of my favorites!! 6y
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Soubhiville
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#booktober #dumbandbeautiful
The mental health system in I believe the late 40's and early 50's, the main characters fall under today's prompt in the sense that one can't speak and the other is lovely. It's a touching story of human kindness and love that defies societal standards. I loved the audio.

readinginthedark Good to know! I found the audio of this but haven't listened to it yet. 6y
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Cinfhen
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It's #recommendsday and I'm all about this beautiful story of a boy and a girl who belong together but society doesn't believe they do. It's about longing, belonging, believing and being loved! It has ALL THE FEELS💞💞It's a #reread (for me) and one everyone should read at least once!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I soooo love this book!!!! 5y
Cinfhen It doesn't get enough Litsy Love!!! It's so good @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 5y
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