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This Is How It Begins
This Is How It Begins: A Novel | Joan Dempsey
6 posts | 3 read | 11 to read
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Itchyfeetreader
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I loved this book. A part of parallel story lines has a now 85 year old US based art professor reflecting on her experiences in Warsaw during the war as her grandson is targeted as part of an attempt to legislate gay teachers out of jobs. The story is a strong warning from history and a powerful immigrant story. This I think will be a rare 5 out of 5 for me.

TrishB This looks great - stacked👍🏻 1mo
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The_Real_Nani
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I stayed up until 4AM to finish this book. It was better than I thought it would be, and of course, prescient given the current political climate. I read this on the heels of The Cloister so it had even greater significance for me. (We‘re interviewing the author over at Lose The Cape on July 25th! http://Facebook.com/LoseTheCape)

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The_Real_Nani
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Joan is one of the speakers in the Women in Publishing Summit, which my client is hosting! Her interview was great and I‘m looking forward to reading this book. Joan already agreed to join us on our live book club chat on Lose the Cape, so I‘m super psyched!!! Get a free copy of Ditch The Fear and Just Write It! when you register (free registration, too!!) http://womeninpublishingsummit.com/ebook?affiliate=nancycavillones

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Miss_Kim
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Perfect way to begin a Saturday 😊

TheSketchyReader Yes! I‘ve been stuck on the tarmac in Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport for over two hours. 1y
julesG That bottle of Bailey's is too small. 1y
julesG @TheSketchyReader Safe travels! 1y
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Miss_Kim @TheSketchyReader - you need the Baileys more than I do! 1y
Miss_Kim @julesG - I know but it was one of those free tiny bottles hung on a bigger one! This is perfect for morning coffee in bed ☕️ 1y
julesG So there is a bigger bottle somewhere close! Just in case you need a top up. 1y
Miss_Kim 😉 1y
Eggs Mmmmm Baileys 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Now that‘s how it‘s DONE! 👏 1y
kezzlou85 Love the mug. I want one like that x 1y
TheSketchyReader @julesG thank you we barely made our connecting flight in Atlanta but we made it to the islands! 1y
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BethFishReads
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There are a lot of ways to diversify your reading list. This week‘s roundup will give you a start or give you new ideas. As always, see my blog for short descriptions or search for the titles right here on Litsy. http://www.bethfishreads.com/2017/10/7-books-to-diversify-your-reading-list.html...

Lacythebookworm The Invisible Life of Eurydice Gusmao sounds great! 2y
AmyG I now want to read This is How it Begins. Thank you. 2y
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BethFishReads @AmyG I think that may be my first pick off this list 2y
Miss_Kim I‘m reading This is How it Begins today and it is SO good! 1y
BethFishReads @Miss_Kim ohhhh I still haven‘t gotten to it, I‘ll keep it on my list 1y
Chrissyreadit @BethFishReads did you enjoy these books? They all sound amazing- what were your top picks if time is limited? 11mo
BethFishReads @Chrissyreadit sorry, I‘ve been out of town. Try This Is How It Begins 11mo
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Liberty
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Evening reading. 📚

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