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The Bay of Angels
The Bay of Angels: A Novel | Anita Brookner
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Despite growing up with a widowed and reclusive mother, young Zo Cunningham retains an unshakable faith in storybook happy endings. When her mother, Anne, finally decides to remarry, Zo is thrilled with her prospective stepfather, Simon Gould, who is not only wealthy, but also kind and generous. Simons affection for his new family allows Zo to pursue what she thinks is an independent life: her own apartment in a fashionable part of London, a university education, casual affairs, and carefree holidays at Simons villa in Nice. When a series of unexpected calamities intervene, Zo learns that the idyllic freedom she enjoys has come at a steep price. To preserve both her mothers and her own sense of wellbeing, Zo must discern the real motives of the strangers on whom she now depends, including the silent and mysterious man whose nocturnal movements have attracted her attention. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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ephemeralwaltz
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To those of you who enjoy literary fiction and appreciate wonderfully woven sentences filled with musicality, read any Anita Brookner this 2019! Do it, do it. She is a real pleasure to read.
Also, @ju.ca.no this bookmark is everything 😍😍 *drool*

Crazeedi Beautiful bookmark!! 11mo
Crazeedi I've never heard of this author but I'm definitely going to check this out 11mo
hermyknee Great review - gorgeous bookmark 😍 11mo
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ju.ca.no 🤗 11mo
Kalalalatja Well you have convinced me! 11mo
ephemeralwaltz @Crazeedi @Kalalalatja yay!😍 I've only read 2 of her novels but they focus on women, the passing of time, and literature which also plays a big part in her stories! 😍 11mo
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ephemeralwaltz
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• The Bay of Angels (2001) by Anita Brookner

I was reluctant to start a new book (I have a few going on) but Anita Brookner's writing has a depth that has grabbed me tight and won't let go. So far, beautiful ❤️ First (new) official read of 2019!

LeslieO I love Brookner. This one sounds so good! 11mo
ephemeralwaltz @LeslieO it was!! I need to read more of her. Apart from this, I've only read 11mo
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Look what I found today for $2 ... Anita Brookner. ❤️

(The Brookner/used bookstore theory is still holding strong, @ReadingEnvy and @saresmoore 😆).

ReadingEnvy 😉👍💃 2y
Izai.Amorim Very nice cover picture. Italy? France? Where is it? 2y
Leftcoastzen Hi, what‘s the Brookner theory? 2y
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LeahBergen @Izai.Amorim I believe the novel takes part in France (at least partially). 2y
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen That every used bookstore has an Anita Brookner novel. I think @ReadingEnvy mentioned it first on her podcast? 🤔 2y
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen 😂Love it! I will do the research and report back.That is , in the bookstores.duty calls. 2y
ReadingEnvy @LeahBergen @leftcoastzen supreme rule of the universe 2y
saresmoore Excellent! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Hmm! Will have to test that theory next time I go 😊! 2y
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen Yes! Report back! 😆 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve never read her. 😬 2y
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Well, you‘ll just have to randomly start to stockpile her like I do. 😆 Her Booker-winner is 2y
Reviewsbylola Ok maybe I‘ll start with that one! 2y
ephemeralwaltz Yes! I also bought this one in a used bookstore 😂😂😂😂 have you read it? I'm hooked. 11mo
LeahBergen @ephemeralwaltz I haven‘t yet! 🙄🙄 11mo
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