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Fire Sermon
Fire Sermon | Jamie Quatro
It's rare, to the point of near non-existence, to find a book that has such literary weight and heft, yet reads like a sonnet. I look at it in puzzlement, wondering how Jamie Quatro gave such breadth, depth and intensity in so few words. And it's funny, and real, and painful, so painful. Also a shot of light. An education. A mirror. Terrifying.Samantha Harvey (author of The Wilderness and Dear Thief) Jamie Quatros remarkable first book of stories I Want To Show You More published to spectacular reviews, announcing her arrival to American letters as a writer of great originality (New York Times Book Review). Now, with her debut novel, Fire Sermon, Quatro delivers a startlingly original portrait of an obsession and the complexities of a marriage. Married twenty years to Thomas and living in Nashville with their two children, Maggie is drawn ineluctably into a passionate affair while still fiercely committed to her husband and family. What begins as a platonic intellectual and spiritual exchange between writer Maggie and poet James, gradually transforms into an emotional and erotically-charged bond that challenges Maggies sense of loyalty and morality, drawing her deeper into the darkness of desire. Using an array of narrative techniques and written in spare, elegant prose, Jamie Quatro gives us a compelling account of one womans emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual yearningsunveiling the impulses and contradictions that reside in us all. Fire Sermon is an unflinchingly honest and formally daring debut novel from a writer of enormous talent.
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pigeonsandcrows
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The story of a neurotic middle aged woman who marries the first man she has sex with in college to make up to God for the fact she's fornicated, then 25 years later tiesherself in psychological knots questioning why God is compelling her to have an affair if He is also prohibiting her from doing so. I found everything about this book questionable, and would've bailed on it if it weren't for my book club (continued in the comments)

pigeonsandcrows ... and, sadly, one that I proposed. I couldn't connect with the protagonist, Maggie, at all, despite being a neurotic married middle aged pseudointellectual myself. We're told she has the prototype of the enviable life, with perfect house, kids, more money than she knows what to do with, good looks, brains, "very fit," but is dissatisfied with all that perfection (largely because she really, really doesn't like having sex with her hot husband... 1mo
pigeonsandcrows ...who is an agnostic and she can't talk about God stuff with him). Anyway, Maggie is spineless and never takes personal responsibility for any choice she makes, telling herself that someone (God or her husband, usually) is forcing her to feel or do something. This book is her inner life and thoughts more than it is a traditional novel with things like character development, a plot, or a storyline. 1mo
pigeonsandcrows Perhaps I missed something- in fact, it's clear I did, as there are many rave reviews on Goodreads- but I can't in good conscience recommend this book to anyone. 1mo
Susannah I agree with your assessment 99%. The only point I‘d argue is that you‘re not a pseudo intellectual. You‘re just a regular one. 😊 1mo
Redwritinghood Totally agree. This book was just a whiny woman trying not to take responsibility for her own actions. It was stupid. 1mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Why did I think I‘d like this? I think I was over influenced by social media and under prepared.

I‘ve never had an affair. I‘m not overly religious. Im not married so I don‘t understand the unhappy marriage trope.

AND I am deep into sci fi/fantasy currently. It‘s really the only thing I want to read.

This wasn‘t meant to be.

LauraBeth I hated this book with a passion 9mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @LauraBeth It was terrible. Truly terrible. I only read it because the from the front porch lady raves about it but this has taught me we do have similar tastes in books. (Which I already suspected) 9mo
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AmyG
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Thank you, lovely @Jas16 for the book surprise!

😘

Jas16 Yay! I hope you enjoy it. 10mo
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Jas16
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Mehso-so

I expected to love this book but it did not really work for me. Jamie Quattro can write, there is no denying that. However all the lovely language in the world could not make me see more than a typical and uninteresting plot about someone unhappy in their marriage and feeling guilty about having an affair.

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BookishClaire
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The lash book I squeezed into 2018 was FIRE SERMON. I didn‘t love it as much as I thought I might, though it does contain this gem.
What was your last read of the year?

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Saturday morning book haul. 🖤

Soubhiville Yay! 11mo
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KarenUK
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#winterwonderland #fireandice
Two from my 2019 #tbr 😊🔥❄️

TrishB Well played 👍🏻 11mo
Billypar Exactly the two books I just thought of, also on my TBR, that I was ready to post for this prompt 😂 11mo
KarenUK @Billypar 👍💕😂 11mo
Cinfhen The tagged book is on my TBR too!!! 11mo
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thebluestocking
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This book delves into one woman‘s relationship with her husband, her lover, and her religious background and beliefs. It tells the story from various angles, and the narrator is not always reliable. It‘s short but certainly not without depth. I liked this formally quirky exploration of morality.

Ruthiella Hope this makes the TOB short list. I am waiting to see first if I get it for Xmas. 12mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella It would definitely make for an interesting #ToB discussion! 12mo
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Dolly
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I finished this far too long ago to give a detailed review but this debut shows this girl can write.

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Dolly
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I just had an interesting, unexpected experience reading Fire Sermon. This would be fascinating to discuss in a group. No matter your beliefs, how do you feel? I‘d love to know. 🤓

I blocked out the character‘s one word answer but will include it if you really must know. She gives a one word answer, however, and there are 2 real questions here.

Notafraidofwords I think part of faith is understanding that there‘s doubt. But perhaps I‘m wrong. I‘m okay with living with the doubt. 14mo
Kappadeemom I would still believe because I know what God has done in my life. I think I probably doubt the “proof” more than I would doubt God. 14mo
CouronneDhiver I agree with @Kappadeemom There‘s no convincing me. I‘ve had some really powerful experiences of God in my life. 14mo
Dolly Oops, I may have cut out something that was noted to me as a reader but not evident to someone just reading the bit I pasted. Quattro was asking the reader to do a mind experiment, to imagine a situation then examine your feelings. She wasn‘t making a statement of the existence of God. 🤭Sorry I may have messed that up 👐 @Notafraidofwords @Kappadeemom @CouronneDhiver 🤦🏼‍♀️ (edited) 14mo
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HardcoverHearts
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Maybe the event should be renamed to The Book Buyers Retreat, instead of The Readers Retreat! We had an epic bookstore crawl of The Mission, Haight and Sunset (Dog Eared Books, Booksmith, The Bindery and Green Apple Books) after a personal tour and view of the Special Collections from the SF Public Library, lunch picked up at Tartine for a picnic in Delores Park. This is a few of our crew at Booksmith. Great day with The Readers!

merelybookish Sounds fun, whatever it's called! 🙂 14mo
BookBabe Wow! That sounds awesome. We would love to join you all some year when we come visit! (edited) 14mo
Tamra What fun! 14mo
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MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 14mo
HardcoverHearts @merelybookish , @BookBabe , @Tamra , @MrBook - it was such fun!! I think the next one will be in the UK next year. I would absolutely do it again. They are wonderful. 14mo
LeahBergen Oh, I‘m green with envy! 💚 14mo
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Heymeff
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Foolish, the way lovers scaffold passion with symbology, constructing a joint past which seems, even after a few hours, immemorial.

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reneelyons
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A book that asks complex questions without surmising a moral standpoint. Jamie Quatro is a phenomenal writer. 5/5 stars.

Full review: https://reneereadsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/book-review-fire-sermon-by-jami...

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Megabooks
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There‘s something special about this book. I loved the non-linear timeline, even when it was frustrating. The prose is so lyrical. There were parts of Maggie‘s story that reminded me of friends who have married young. It‘s also short and would be good for a readathon. 4⭐️

LittlePixels Ooh, this sounds good! Stacked. 1y
Megabooks @LittlePixels 🎉👍🏻📚 1y
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Booksy
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One of my favourite books of 2018 so far
#sixmonthssixbooks

thebluestocking This series of photos is amazing!! 😍 1y
Booksy @thebluestocking thank you 😊 1y
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Pen_Meets_Paper
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Topically and from a characterization perspective, a challenging read for most of the book. But, the way Quatro wraps up the story and brings her themes into focus is quite powerful.

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Pen_Meets_Paper
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Up next.

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jouleian
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Mehso-so

This book was a bit to wishy washy for me. I usually try not to bail on books but I let this one go about 1/3 of the way through. I really tried with this one but Kate more or less is boring to me and her iffy-ness about her perfect life is a bit much to read about page after page. You really only hear about her, you know basics about James (the lover) and her husband who I know so little about I forgot his name.

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beccaeve
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Book haul from a writing conference I went to a couple weeks ago!

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collegecatlady
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This book was phenomenal. The lyrical writing was brilliant and the journey the reader takes with the main character remains compelling through the entire text. I was not expecting to enjoy this one so much as religion turns me off but this story of a wife trying to cope with her affair and how it fits into her religion is amazing.

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collegecatlady
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Now that my semester is winding down, I can pick up something for fun!

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BarbaraBB
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I honestly don‘t know how to review this book. I loved the theme of a long lasting marriage, devotion to one‘s family and yet the need for more. Maggie seeks refuge in her religion (I think) but can‘t resist James, the poet who feels like her missing half. Parts of this book were so, so good I could relate completely, almost painfully to Maggie‘s doubts and longin. In other parts I felt nothing at all and almost disappointed. #SelfishLove #Aprella

Bambolina_81 I felt the same. I really empathised with the MC but struggled with the more religious passages. This actually brought me to tears in places and I felt shocked to read some things that I have thought / felt but dare not say. 2y
DivineDiana Now that‘s a view! 2y
BarbaraBB @DivineDiana Yes, that‘s the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey 😍 2y
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BarbaraBB @Bambolina_81 I couldn‘t relate to the religious parts but felt shocked at times just like you. Confronting! 2y
Cinfhen Sounds like a book I would like to read....and that view!!! Are you on vacation??? 2y
JoScho Beautiful photo ❤️ 2y
Reviewsbylola Sounds like it is a mixed bag. 2y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Yes I am in Istanbul for a few days with my daughter 💕 2y
emilyhaldi I agree with your assessment!! Some parts were beautiful enough to make this a "pick" for me ?? 2y
Cinfhen Enjoy! I‘ve always wanted to go to Turkey...safe travels 💖 2y
mrozzz FABULOUS photo!!! 😄👍🏻 Interesting assessment on the book... still on my TBR (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB @mrozzz Thanks 😘 2y
Mdargusch Wow! That photo💙. Great analysis of this book! 2y
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emilyhaldi
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It takes everything in Maggie‘s being to control her infidelity and #crawlouttalove with James, a poet who has shown her a passionate side of love that she has never experienced with her husband. Quatro‘s writing is so beautiful that while the story was obnoxious at times, it was worth the read. #aprella

MicheleinPhilly Is this the UK edition? 2y
Redwritinghood “Obnoxious” is a good word here. Glad it wasn‘t just me. 2y
Reviewsbylola Yeah she definitely sounds a bit obnoxious. 2y
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Mdargusch Love your photo! 👍🏼 2y
BarbaraBB What a coincidence, I am starting this one right now. Love the theme 😇 2y
Susannah I‘m reading this now for my book club, and I think your perspective is spot on: obnoxious story, beautiful writing. (Beautiful or no, I still want to smack the main character. 😇) 1mo
emilyhaldi Thank you! @Susannah being reminded of this book has me wanting to read it again 🙃 1mo
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Linds
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Fire Sermon was equal parts beautiful and rage inducing. I have no idea how I feel about it. I found the meditations on faith at turns compelling and/or self-indulgent (this was purposeful I think). The descriptions of longing in this book were rendered so well, but other parts were disturbing and upsetting and I wasn‘t always confident there was a reason for it. The use of the r word definitely took the novel down a level. Unnecessary.

Notafraidofwords Oh. You‘re review is very similar to mine. I agree. 2y
Linds @Notafraidofwords I totally agree with you! Especially the part of a man wearing down a woman. This book was a quick read that made me deeply uncomfortable and left me sad 2y
Notafraidofwords @Linds I totally agree. I‘m not even sure what the point of the park wise. All I got from it was that submission comes from repeated events and that happens to women on a daily so... that‘s all I got. 2y
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Kangaj1
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This is not a typical read for me, but I picked it up because I was going to be seeing her live at a conference (last weekend). Amazing. Five stars for me, and I don‘t give those out often.

ohyeahthatgirl I was so sad to miss this! 2y
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Booksy
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One of last month‘s best books, Fire Sermon explored the dynamics of an affair using various narrative modes. In the acknowledgments, Jamie Quatro thanks her friend Samantha Harvey for feedback on early drafts, and it reminded me of this other gem. Samantha Harvey‘s 2014 Dear Thief takes the form of a long letter inspired by Cohen‘s Famous Blue Raincoat, exploring the same topic as Fire Sermon.

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Suet624
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I told a friend of mine almost a decade ago that I needed to write about what was going on in my life. I was inside and outside of myself. I was over the moon and under a spell. God and a man were involved. Quatro wrote the book for me. Thankfully. A few details are different, most especially the ending, but the fire sermon she offers near the end is spot on.

emilyhaldi 💗 2y
saresmoore Beautiful review. ♥️ 2y
batsy This is so lovely. I hope we get a book out of you as well 🙂 2y
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rohit-sawant Wonderful review! 💜 2y
Suet624 @batsy while I have some great stories to tell, I‘m in no way a writer. Get me liquored up though and the Irish in me starts blathering. 😂 2y
Suet624 @saresmoore @rohit-sawant Thank you. 💕 2y
LauraBeth Well that‘s a beautiful review! You and I have much in common ❤️ 2y
Suet624 @LauraBeth Yes, I‘ve always thought we probably did. You‘re funnier though. 2y
shawnmooney Great review! This is another instance of 2 readers reading very different books when they read the same book! 😍 So glad you enjoyed it! 2y
BarbaraBB Beautiful review. I think I can relate to this book and its subject too but am a bit afraid to start it 💜 2y
Suet624 @BarbaraBB 💕💕 2y
kspenmoll I have not been visiting much the last couple of weeks; missed your reviews & invaluable book referrals. Glad to be catching up today. 2y
Suet624 @kspenmoll Awww, that‘s so sweet. Thank you!! 2y
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Notafraidofwords
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Mehso-so

I‘ve never been more torn about a book. On one hand, this author created a story that included an affair and theology. That feels special. On the other hand, I found some stuff way too problematic for me. The use of the R-word, for one. Yet, this book moved me...both intellectually and emotionally. So much of the dynamic between a man and woman is a man wearing down the woman into submission and this book captures that perfectly.

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LauraBeth
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ I had a lot of feelings about this book...

Read my 3-star review of Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2340133682

ReadingRuby That‘s good to know, I‘ve been thinking about adding this to my TBR but have been a bit hesitant 2y
BarbaraBB Oh I thought you liked it a lot while reading. I want to read it too, even have a copy beside my bed but others books keep coming in between us 😀💜 2y
LauraBeth @ReadingRuby Try it - it wasn‘t for me but that doesn‘t mean it won‘t be for others! 😀 2y
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LauraBeth @BarbaraBB well the good news is that it‘s super short! 😀 2y
DebinHawaii I am happy you didn't put the 🔥 over Bitsy's private bits this time! 🤣 2y
Suet624 Such a thoughtful review. Just starting the book now. 2y
LauraBeth @Suet624 looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it! I probably brought too much baggage to it 😀 2y
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reluctantangeleno
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Wow. This book is so intense and just so lovely. I'm only on page 37, and can't wait to read it again.

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LauraBeth
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I‘m honestly not sure how I feel about this book - so I‘m going to sit with it and let it marinate for a couple of days before reviewing it.

MicheleinPhilly While you‘re contemplating your review, put your shoes away. 2y
Notafraidofwords I just got it from the library and now you got me nervous 2y
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly gray cat needs the shoelaces for her entertainment since Bitsy ate her favorite cat toy (edited) 2y
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LauraBeth @Notafraidofwords oh read it! I‘d love to hear your take on it! 2y
DebinHawaii Oh Bitsy! 🐶😾Way to get back at Gray Cat! 🤣 2y
Suet624 Should I read this book? 2y
LauraBeth @Suet624 I want you to read it just so I can get your opinion about it 😀 I had some trouble with what the author‘s ultimate message about marriage was. I wrote a review - hopefully, I can get around to posting it to GR tomorrow. 2y
Suet624 @LauraBeth it‘s next on my pile of library books. 💕💕 2y
Megabooks I‘m very curious about this! 2y
AlaMich @LauraBeth Never a dull moment in your house, is there? 😂 2y
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LauraBeth
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When the married MC writes a gushing email to a poet - and she leverages a C.S. Lewis quote as a flirty salvo. For shame! She KNOWS this is going to lead to sex! 😂

saresmoore Haha! Yep! I had some friends at seminary who would absolutely have employed this tactic. Scandalous! 2y
batsy What a great quote to use as a flirty tactic on a writer 😂 It will definitely lead to more flag-waving. 2y
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LauraBeth @batsy oh he definitely waved that flag back! 😂 2y
Hollie 😂😂 2y
emilyhaldi 🏁🏁🏁 2y
LauraBeth @emilyhaldi and @Hollie 😂😂 C.S. Lewis quotes: used by book nerds everywhere to signal attraction. 2y
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LauraBeth
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Booksy
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Saying that Jamie Quatro‘s Fire Sermon is a love story, or the story of an affair would be like saying that Moby Dick is about fishing. Yes, there is an affair at the centre of it, and there is talk about love, but this novel is made of so many layers that it requires multiple readings to unfold them all.

https://www.pendoramagazine.com/book-reviews/2018/3/6/book-review-fire-sermon-by...

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LauraBeth
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MicheleinPhilly Damn. My library has this via Hoopla but I‘m trying to stay away from the library! 😩 2y
LauraBeth Stay strong @MicheleinPhilly! You‘re my inspiration to be able to quit the library for a few months and dedicate time to books I own. 2y
MicheleinPhilly Don‘t put that pressure on me! I am a HORRIBLE role model! 2y
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly you‘re the wind beneath my wings 😂 2y
MicheleinPhilly 🧀⚽️ 2y
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LauraBeth
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LauraBeth
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I‘m sure I‘ll come away from this with a lot of feelings about it. #currentlyreading

Readerann I never get tired of the Bitsy photos! 😂🐶❤️ 2y
LauraBeth @Readerann 🤗🤗 2y
DebinHawaii Bitsy! 🐶❤️Watch that 🔥placement--ouch! 2y
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PenguinInFlight Hahaha! I adore Bitsy photos! ❤️🤗🐶 2y
LauraBeth @PenguinInFlight ☺️☺️ 2y
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Lacythebookworm
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After reading White Houses by Amy Bloom, I was eager to learn more about Eleanor Roosevelt. I ordered the first of a 3-part Roosevelt biography that I‘ve heard good things about. I‘ve also wanted to read Fire Sermon since it was released, so I added that onto my order for free shipping 😉

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ReadingEnvy
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I will hear that author read tomorrow, had my book signed today

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ohyeahthatgirl
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I won a thing! I loved her first book and Grove Atlantic was kind enough to send me this.

My winning entry: When I was a bookseller, I told a customer we didn't have a book they wanted...because I had it on hold for myself. (I did ship it free to them.)

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Christine
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While reading, I found this book infuriating, annoying, brilliant, relatable, discomforting, self-indulgent, wise...and, most of all, very thought-provoking re: religious faith, desire, guilt, and more. All of those things, plus excellent writing, add up to a very worthwhile read, in my opinion!

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Christine
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When possible, one should always choose a car mechanic based on proximity to the beach. 🚗🔧🏖📚😌

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Booksy
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I love books that deal with memory, and how we change our past simply by thinking about it.

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Anovelobsession
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Five star read for me! The author uses beautiful almost poetic prose to explore faith and marriage and infidelity. Loved it so much.

Lindy That face! 💕 2y
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Anovelobsession
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Yay for rainy Sundays!! My only plans for today are 📚and possibly a 😴. My husband is even doing the grocery shopping so I don‘t have to leave the house.
This book is also so so good. On track to be a rare 5-star for me 🤗

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tholmz
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Wow.

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shawnmooney
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Quatro‘s portrayal of marital and family life was so rich, unclichéd, and deeply deeply powerful that this was a 4-star read for me despite having hate-read much of the central story, about an affair: that core narrative was comparatively weak, boring, marred by some of the worst sex scenes ever, and laden with literary and religious pretension. But the family story was so incredible that I can‘t help exclaiming that Quatro is a writer to watch.

shawnmooney I have a lot more to say in my BookTube review: https://youtu.be/nuk6WeRqt-U 2y
emilyhaldi Wow! Impressive rating considering you hate-read half the book! 🙌🏻 2y
Cinfhen I‘ll be watching because I‘m interested to hear MORE😉😘 2y
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AnnaDesourdy
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My feelings for this book are so strong I don't even know where to begin. Let me start by saying that I am a slow reader and a mom of two little boys and I still read the entire thing in one day. And I don't normally love the "stream of consciousness" style but it actually worked and probably is further proof of what an amazing writer Jaime Quatro is. I wanted to hate the main character a little but I just couldn't....continued ??

AnnaDesourdy Her flaws, quirks etc. we're just so real and relatable, particularly her views on motherhood. Oddly enough I found myself wanting to compare this book to The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller. I'd recommend both to anyone struggling in their marriage, Christian or not. 2y
emilyhaldi Great review!! I‘m sold! 👍🏻 2y
AnnaDesourdy @emilyhaldi I hope you love it!!! 2y
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shawnmooney I posted this exact same quote just a couple days before you did! Powerful! 2y
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AnnaDesourdy
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This is the story of a woman named Anna who recently found out she had a book due back at the library in two days and really wanted to read it first and then started reading it and found it was so amazing that she couldn't put it down and ate the most random leftovers ever for dinner and managed to burn her husband's dinner in the process. #sorrynotsorry

LauraBeth 😂😂I burned the family‘s dinner last night because I was reading. 🤦‍♀️ 2y
AnnaDesourdy @LauraBeth I'm not alone! I love Litsy 🤣😍 #priorities 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Great story! I can really identify with the MC! 2y
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AnnaDesourdy @ValkyrieAndHerBooks i'm not going to lie I kind of wanted to hate her but at the same time I've been through a lot of what she has and I can relate as well! 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Lol, no, sorry, I meant the story you wrote in this post! And the MC I identify with being you. I haven‘t read this book, but it does seem interesting! 2y
AnnaDesourdy @ValkyrieAndHerBooks 🤣🤣🤣 wine plus reading and too many carbs 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Sounds like a perfect night to me! 2y
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