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Library at the Edge of the World
Library at the Edge of the World | Felicity Hayes-McCoy
November 2017 LibraryReads PickIn the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy's U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life in this touching, enchanting novel set on Ireland's stunning West Coast.As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland's West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she's back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother's retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula's fragmented community. And she's about to discover that the neighbors she'd always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined. Told with heart and abundant charm, The Library at the Edge of the World is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong."Heart-warming . . . reminiscent of Maeve Binchy and Roisin Meaney."--Irish Examiner
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HappilyEverKrafter
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“... written words, moving through time and space, could change a person‘s life ... written words had conveyed dreams, visions, and aspirations across oceans and mountains ...”

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Crazeedi
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When I began this book, I thought I was going to put it down. It seemed disjointed somehow. But I continued and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the story. The story became more fluid as I read. Hanna is a 51 year old librarian living with her mother, she is kind of crotchety till she begins to help the town. 4 ⭐

BarbaraJean I picked this up for a friend a couple weeks ago, because it seemed to have the same vibe as The Bookshop on the Corner—glad to hear you ended up enjoying it! 6mo
Crazeedi @BarbaraJean yes I'd say it does! I enjoyed that one too! 6mo
DebinHawaii I got a copy at the library bookstore a while back. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! 6mo
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Lynnsoprano I haven‘t read this, but got the follow up as an early reviewer book, and enjoyed that. I meant to go back and read this, but got distracted. 6mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano good to hear, I borrowed it from overdrive so I'm looking forward to it 6mo
Crazeedi @DebinHawaii I hope you like it too!! 6mo
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rebbyj
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Pickpick

Good book. Lots of good books mentioned.

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Susanita
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For #Booked2019 winter season: #Irish author accomplished! The MC frustrated me at times, but I loved the secondary characters and will probably continue with this series.

I read enough mysteries that I‘m not worried about catching up with the female detective task in another season. Meanwhile, I heard there‘s a google form I probably didn‘t fill out?

Cinfhen I‘ll check to see if you completed a form but no worries...we‘ve been entering your posts 👍🏻 8mo
Susanita @Cinfhen Thanks! 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Here‘s the sign-up link: https://goo.gl/forms/5jbH9jk5TaNPTvKt2 Mostly, this will give us your email in case you win! ♥️👊🏻📚 8mo
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Susanita
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1. Maybe some pasta?
2. Probably the tagged book
3. I hope to read 6 or 7
#fridayfun

Samplergal Yummmmm. Pasta is so good. I‘d love to eat it, but ..carbs. Enjoy your weekend. Thanks for playing! 8mo
Susanita @samplergal ikr! Everything I love is carbs. At least it was a small bowl. 😇 8mo
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Susanita
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Finally getting to this after a long day!
1. Mystery
2. Laura Lippman
3. Station Eleven
4. Horror?
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 8mo
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TerriGreen
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Panpan

Overall this one didn‘t work for me, but I loved the parts when Hanna was driving the bookmobile.

Traci1 That's disappointing. I've got this one on my nightstand. 😕 10mo
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Deborah42
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Pickpick

Though I was frustrated with the main character at times, overall I found this book charming. Hanna‘s life is shattered when she catches her husband with another woman. She returns home to the town where she grew up and moves in with her mom. Just when she decides to take out a loan to remodel a small home, she finds out that she may soon lose her job at the tiny community library. I love the way the library becomes the heart of the community.

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Jeanne_S
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Mehso-so

Love the cover.

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kspenmoll
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#alwaysabook #PT #armchairtravel

Waiting for PT appt so I am reading this non demanding book set on Ireland‘s West Coast. My fantasy is one day to visit the whole Island & look up Daly & Molloy relatives, some on Dingle Peninsula.

Suet624 I‘ll go with you!!! 11mo
kspenmoll @Suet624 Wouldn‘t that be lovely?! Lottery!!!??? 11mo
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TorieStorieS
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Panpan

I really struggled through this one... and by the end I was more skimming than reading... This has plenty of things I usually enjoy- characters who are book lovers, an Irish setting... but I couldn‘t connect with any of the characters and I just didn‘t care what was going to happen in this snail-paced book....#NotForMe (but the accompanying #AvocadoToast was delicious!!)

emilyhaldi Your toast looks fab though!!! 🤤 12mo
TorieStorieS Thanks, @emilyhaldi - I cannot take any credit! My husband is the toast-master of our house!! 🤣 12mo
emilyhaldi Lucky you!! My husband still doesn‘t understand this avocado toast trend 🙄 I‘m on my own if I want any toast in my house!! 😆 12mo
TorieStorieS @emilyhaldi Though we live in the Chicago area, my husband‘s office is actually in LA so avocado toast is something he was excited to make after eating it there first! 😂 12mo
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MrsBibliophile
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“She told herself that a letter was nothing but words on paper. But a librarian should know better than anyone how written words, moving through time and space, could change a person‘s life.”

Any book titled Library at the Edge of the World, which begins with this paragraph is worth a read! I liked this book. It was a book of redemption, where we follow Hanna on a journey to find herself. Set in Southern Ireland, it help up the Irish charm.

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Zelma
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Bailedbailed

I really tried on this one and just couldn‘t force myself to finish. Abandoned it after 100+ pages of unpleasant people doing essentially nothing. There is a good story hidden in this book but this version is not it. I couldn‘t make myself care at all.

Jennick2004 I enjoyed this one but it definitely could have moved faster! 13mo
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Lea
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Bailedbailed

Slow paced and didn‘t grab my attention.

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Lauram
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Pickpick

This book is just what I needed this week. The story features nearly all of my favorite elements- a small costal town, a protagonist dissatisfied with her life, family secrets, quirky characters, and a community working together for the common good.

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Lauram
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TheReadingMermaid So pretty 1y
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howjessreads
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I priced a gazillion books at work again yesterday, and (naturally) added a lot to my #TBR.

This one looks so fun! A bit like The Bookshop on the Corner, but set in Ireland instead.

#behindthescenesatbookmans

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Skeeterisme
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Pickpick

Such a quaint and lovely story!

tpixie You got me at Library! 1y
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Jennick2004
Pickpick

Though it took a little while to really get into the heart of the story, saving a small town library from closure, it was a great story and easy read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Jennick2004
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Loved this book...no mystery here (other than wondering whether the council‘s proposal will pass) but exactly what I needed to finish on a beautiful vacation day! Happy Father‘s Day to all the dads!!

Reviewsbylola I want to trade places!! 1y
Jennick2004 @Reviewsbylola haha I bet! It‘s amazing!! 1y
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Lmstraubie
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Pickpick

This is between a "Pick" and a "So-so" (I really wish there was something in between). I enjoyed the story and the characters.

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Lmstraubie
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#audiogardening this one. A lot will get done so I can finish it 😁

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DebinHawaii
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#ReadingResolutions #RainbowStack 🌈📚

I went for all same-sized paperbacks and tried to pick ones I don't always trot out for rainbow stack prompts. I think I can fairly close to ROY G. BIV although my indigo and violet are probably more navy and purple. 😉 I have read the top book & the bottom two, the four in the center are still #TBR.

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Jennick2004
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Library haul from yesterday :) @MommyOfTwo and I had a nice walk there with our 5 kids lol!

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JulieAnn
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Always love books with a fresh start because who doesn‘t need one? It‘s always encouraging to me to read about women who find out they are independent and strong when maybe they thought they weren‘t or didn‘t need to be.

KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
JulieAnn @KateFulfordAuthor Thank you! I will certainly check it out! 1y
KateFulfordAuthor You‘re most welcome Julie Ann - keep in touch 1y
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ofclumsywords
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My bestie @Atreegrowsinelmgrove just moved back home after two years in Spokane and brought me a book from my favorite bookstore out there!!! Best reunion EVER 🤣

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Page55
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I‘m excited to see what‘s inside

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Page55
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This is a story of hopes and dreams, rebirth, finding your voice and community

Traci1 I've got this one sitting on my tbr stack. I hope to get to it this month. 2y
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Page55
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#funinthesunsummerbookswap Ready to get shipped out.

BookaholicNatty Wooohhhoooo!!!! Thank you @Page55 you rock!!!! Again thank you for being so on top of things! ❤️😘 2y
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scripturient
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Book and lunch. It was almost 30 degrees celsius today so it was nice to be eating and reading on the patio. 😊

ephemeralwaltz That looks so yummy! 2y
EvieBee Mmmm 2y
Sarah83 Do you like the book? 2y
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scripturient
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Crappy times call for soul food. In this case said food is in book form. ❤️

TheKidUpstairs Sorry to hear that times are not so good right now. Hope this read gives you the warm literary hug you need! 2y
Smartypants @scripturient I‘ve been feeling the same way lately! Hope there‘s some sunshine in our paths very soon! 2y
ScientistSam Sorry about the crappy times. Enjoy the pick-me-up book and escape a little! 2y
Maria514626 Hope the book does the trick! @scripturient If you like this one, I just read a similarly lovely one that I miss. (edited) 2y
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MarticaMustRead
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????....??? #BookwormProblems #ForTheLoveOfBooks #LibrarianLife #GirlsTrip #TBR

Travel #BookwormProblems:

Other than my current read(s), I've finally narrowed down the other books I'm packing. ?

The most important travel decision,Right? ??

*"On Vaca" beach hat-- last minute fun find at Target❣

Jess7 Love the hat! 2y
TheFunkyBookworm That hat is perfection 😍 2y
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Page55
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LibrarianRyan
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Happy National Library Week every one!!

1. Which one? My library state 5 days a week. Public library, not very often but I use it digitally. The Presidential Library (also 4 blocks from work) when I have visitors, go to meetings or get post cards. (There are at least 3 others in town)
2. The one used as a model for Beauty and the beast
3. None (if you could c my office you'd understand. But I have a list for OCLC
4. 2nd grade

#trivialthursday

LibrarianRyan Okay, I'm bad I forgot all the librarians I met on Litsy who don't have librarian as a screen name. I think it's because I see so few posts since the transition. Anyone else notice this? 2y
GarthRanzz There doesn‘t seem to be as many of us posting since then. At least it appears that way. And I‘m sure I forgot quite a few librarians myself. 2y
LibrarianRyan @GarthRanzz sometimes I think that, and everyone in a while I go look and they have posted quite a bit. I know it's part of getting everything transferred over but... 2y
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LibrarianRyan @Chelleo thanks. I my mind is going. 2y
TheLibrarian I‘m a terrible librarian and never go to the pubic library! 2y
LibrarianRyan @TheLibrarian I know right. 2y
Chelsea.Poole Thanks for the tag, @chelleo ☺️ I hadn‘t seen this post. 📚♥️ 2y
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queerbookreader
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Such intrigue! My kind of book list 😍 thank you @ NYPL. I'm also starting my volunteer project at my local library tomorrow 🙊 wish me luck

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2018/03/16/library-life-literature?utm_source=eNewslet...

ThatBookishGal Read the first two and loved them! Based on that, I think I need to read the third one that was recommended. I‘m also suddenly feeling super nostalgic and want to read Time Travelers Wife! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#MarchIntoOz #OhNoNotYouAgain 'Oh No, Not You Again!' is probably what the librarians think as today was the 3rd time in 3 weeks I've been in to pick up holds. Why must they come in all at once? I'm looking forward to "The Chalk Man" & "Member of the Family,"?"Avec Eric" is because my food blogging group chose Ripert to cook with next, "Forever, or a Long, Long Time looks like a sweet Middle Grade book & the tagged book was just 50 cents.????

Eggs ❤️ Forever or a Long Time 2y
Cinfhen So curious about 2y
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Cinfhen And what @Lizpixie said 💕💕 2y
DebinHawaii @Eggs It looks really sweet and good. ❤️ 2y
DebinHawaii @Lizpixie Yes! Lots of #librarylove 😍 2y
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen Me too. I missed my hold coming in when I had my 'lost' January so I had to wait for it to be available again. It looks really good. 👍📚 2y
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Felso
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The end of a busy Tuesday = my bed, my book, and my dog! 🛏📚🐶

CoverToCoverGirl Awesome ending! 😎 2y
Reecaspieces Enjoy! 2y
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youngreadrshelf
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Mehso-so

Hanna Casey slunk home to Ireland several years ago with a sullen teen after finding her husband had been having an affair for years. Now that the teen is on her own, Hanna wants to move out of her mom‘s house. Her job as the local librarian is in danger just as she takes some loans out to make her house habitable. She must discover a will to fight back, and some new friends who will unexpectedly come to her aid.

No real surprises here. #MountTBR

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Ehbooklover
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Mehso-so

First things first: I didn't like the protagonist of this book very much. Her attitude towards library customers was, at times, one of contempt and this really bugged me. Other than that, this was a nice, light read set in a beautifully described corner of the world.

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Felso
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My late night reading partner. #Frankie #AustralianShepherd

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Felso
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Not exactly sunshine and beach, more like cloudy, drizzle, and just plain yuck day on the couch. But I had my books.

CoverToCoverGirl I‘m with you all the way! 2y
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Felso
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Next up....

robinb Beautiful cover! 2y
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youngreadrshelf
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Starting this with a little dinner after fencing competition and the 6-hour drive home.

BethFishReads I really liked this 2y
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Cmf365
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Finished this last night and enjoyed it!

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Aswenson
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Enjoying this so far. I think I may try and stick to foreign authors/narrators on audio. I love the accents! 🇮🇪

Clwojick I have this favourited on Libby. I‘ll have to borrow it next! 2y
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annalibris
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Pickpick

I wasn‘t sure what to expect with this one, but I did like it. The main character, like me, is a librarian, and I found her attitude towards her job extremely frustrating to begin with. I wound up liking her more and more, however, and this turned out to be a nice, cozy read.

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ maybe to a 3.5. A heartwarming and nice story. Enjoyed it - if you‘re looking for something that‘s just nice, I‘d recommend this one.

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Ajessgirl
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Been in a bit of a reading slump lately, but am hoping to get back on track, accompanied by 🍌 pudding!