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The Age of Innocence
The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton
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oldvalyria
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Quería comentarles que la lectura conjunta del mes de noviembre es #LaEdadDeLaInocencia de #EdithWharton. Si a algune le interesa participar, en el instagram de #CuentosIvy está toda la información ?.
Por cierto, muchas gracias por la cálida bienvenida que me dieron por unirme a Litsy, de verdad que gracias ? #BookClub #ClubDeLectura.

Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️💔 2mo
EvieBee Bienvenida a la comunidad! 1mo
oldvalyria @EvieBee muchas gracias!! 1mo
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ontheBL
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""Women ought to be free — as free as we are."" Newland Archer

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Cathythoughts
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The Age of Innocence revisited & will be revisited again.
I never realized this movie was dedicated to his father … Luciano Charles Scorsese.. how beautiful 💔

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Cathythoughts
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Mr. Archer , how do you like this odd little house ?

‘ You‘ve arranged it delightfully ‘ …

Yes , to me it‘s like heaven.
Some of the things I managed to bring with me , little pieces of wreckage.

(Oh how I love her heroines ❤️💔)

Tamra 👌🏾 I really need a Wharton reread spree! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra She really is powerful ❤️💔 2mo
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 2mo
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Cathythoughts
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I‘ve been reading a good bit of Edith Wharton recently.. currently reading & loving ‘Glimpses of the Moon ‘.. so when I happened to see this film on our Saturday matinee on TV today , I had to stop & watch .. I received this beautiful copy from you , Suba @batsy ( about 4 years ago .. time flies) & I treasure it dearly 🙏

rockpools How lovely! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Rockpools Yes ! The movie is very good ( the book I loved ) Michelle Pheiffer , Winona Ryder, Daniel Day Lewis .. directed by Martin Scorsese… … I rest my case 👍🏻❤️ (edited) 2mo
batsy 💜 Where does the time go? And yes, a beautiful book and film... It's been a long time since I watched it & feel the need to watch it again now :) 2mo
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Leftcoastzen What a wonderful post ! Litsy friends , a great book and a film I need to watch again , it‘s been far too long. 2mo
Tamra Such a beautiful edition! 2mo
TrishB Beautiful book ❤️ 2mo
Nute Love this post and the continued friendship between two readers ( @batsy ) from the initial sharing of a book. Just beautiful!💕 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy It‘s so well done 👌🏻 I couldn‘t fault it ! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen Yes ! All that 😁 & well worth another watch 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @Tamra it really is & I could show off the end papers too .. beautiful 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts @Nute I know ❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen I loved that film. I should watch it again soon. 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s so good ❤️💫 2mo
nathandrake1997 Books are the best kind of gifts ❤️ Recently my cousin gifted me two books and I'm over the moon 😄❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @nathandrake1997 They are the best ❤️lovely to get books from your cousin 😍 2mo
CarolynM Do you know about the #whartonbuddyread group? It's a follow on from the #catherbuddyread. We're only up to her third book, Sanctuary. 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Thanks! I did see some posts & was getting curious … I‘ll investigate that 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I havnt read Sanctuary… I‘ll get a copy 👍🏻 2mo
CarolynM 👍 2mo
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ontheBL
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I named a puppy after May Welland in this book.

Cathythoughts Gorgeous 3mo
ontheBL @Cathythoughts Thank you! 3mo
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Therewillbebooks
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New episode is out! We choose a September book of the month from amongst the pictured tomes. We also discuss psychology, bildungsroman, and oddly enough, Al Gore. Enjoy!
https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8

IMASLOWREADER edith wharton is one of my favorite author and age of innocence is my all time favorite book (edited) 3mo
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writeropolis
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The specter of New York looms as its own character in the novel, and all of its citizens play their lives out so spectacularly. Wharton paints this wonderfully manipulative underbelly even while its inhabitants breed their discontent as it has been done for generations before. Full review here: https://gpacheco.org/blog/2020/12/31/the-age-of-innocence-by-edith-wharton/

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Last week we took a trip to the Berkshires and visited The Mount, Edith Wharton‘s home in Lenox, Massachusetts. The home itself was lovely, and I learned that she was very interested in architecture and interior design and even wrote a well received book on the subject. The library contains her personal collection which was purchased back from a British bookseller who owned the collection. It‘s definitely worth a visit if you‘re in the area.

Mitch Now that‘s a library! 💕 4mo
wanderinglynn Love that library! 😍 4mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
BekaReid Yes! The Mount is definitely well worth a visit. The house and grounds are splendid! 4mo
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wkm306
Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton

"New York has always been a commercial community, and there are not more than three families in it who can claim an aristocratic origin in the real sense of the world."

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MoonWitch94 Oh I love this novel!! Good choice! 8mo
wkm306 @MoonWitch94 thanks for the initiative that may actually work for a noob :) (edited) 8mo
Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Enjoy. 😊 8mo
wkm306 @Andrew65 awesome! 8mo
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juliegumdrop
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Just started this today and I‘m almost half way into it. So so good!

SamAnne Loved this one. 12mo
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Lcsmcat
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saresmoore Lovely quote! Her writing is spectacular. 14mo
Lcsmcat @saresmoore Isn‘t it? You can just see her sitting there in all her matronly glory. 14mo
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johncadams
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“Opening my eyes to the things I'd looked at so long that I'd ceased to see them.“

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johncadams
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“What most of the other marriages around him were: a dull association of material and social interest held together by the ignorance on the one side and hypocrisy on the other.“

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johncadams
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“It frightened him to think what must have gone into the making of her eyes.“

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johncadams
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“There were certain things that had to be done, and if done at all, done handsomely and thoroughly.“

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Reviewsbylola
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I finally got to one of the rereads I‘ve been planning for #classics2020. This one got pushed to the front because I figured it was a good fit for #eccentricMC for #booked2020

I didn‘t love this one as much as the first time I read it but it‘s still my favorite Wharton. I felt like this time I appreciated Ellen Olenska more, and that ending—idk why but it just gets me every time!

TrishB That‘s a lovely copy ❤️ 1y
Reviewsbylola I love word clouds! Reasonably priced, soft covers, and beautiful endpapers. @TrishB 1y
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I rewatched Scorsese‘s masterful adaptation of Edith Wharton‘s the Age of Innocence. Wharton was so ahead of her time. I love all of her novels-she is an American treasure. But you have to see the film. It is so beautifully rendered, every detail is stunning. Read the book and watch the movie-both are incredible.

Catherine_Willoughby Book on my list for this month. Haven't seen the movie in ages! 1y
kspenmoll Read the book for bookclub & loved it. Never Never realize there was a movie. Sounds wonderful especially with the director. 1y
akfreeborn @kspenmoll You will love the movie. 1y
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Amiable
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My sense of time froze on March 17 when our state shut down, so I lost a month in #authoramonth . Not quite sure where April went. 😬 But I read Edith Wharton in May, and I‘m glad I did even if it doesn‘t count for the challenge. I‘d never read this classic before, and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Although Newland Archer irritated me a wee bit. Ok, a tad more than just a wee. 🙄

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Reviewsbylola
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It‘s a must to start off the summer with a trip to the independent bookstore at the lake.

I love that they carry wordclouds, which are so well priced, and I‘ve been meaning to reread this one. It‘s my favorite Wharton.

The kids book was half off so I couldn‘t resist. G has a thing for Lincoln right now so hopefully she‘s a fan.

Amiable I‘m reading this Wharton novel right now —don‘t know how I missed it, but I‘ve never read it before! I‘m really enjoying it . 2y
Cathythoughts I loved this book too. The lake looks lovely 2y
BiblioLitten The language is simply exquisite in that book. 💙 2y
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LauraJ
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Another upper class New York novel, with characters falling in love with someone who society deems unacceptable.
#AAMEW

batsy I adore those floral Dover covers! 2y
LauraJ @batsy Me too...also love that they‘re so affordable! 2y
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Q84
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐💫 This was just not my cup of tea.

#AuthorAMonth

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MoonWitch94
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4/5⭐️ I do love this novel. I read it in college & upon this reread realized I still do. In our modern era the idea of class may feel antiquated, however, it‘s still a problem in modern times. I hope to read more Wharton in the future, but this is the only one I got to in April. So many quotes highlighted—but this one feels most special. #AuthorAMonth #EdithWharton #AAMEW

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EadieB
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The Age of Innocence is a richly drawn portrait of the elegant lifestyles, & fascinating culture of New York society. It shows the atmosphere of desire & emotion that disturbs the foundation of one's identify. Newland Archer soon will wed May Welland but is attracted to May's cousin, Countess Ellen OLenska. Wharton's characters are so true to life that we feel we have certainly met them. The ending pacts a powerful punch. recommended

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Lindy
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“A house which is a National Historic Landmark (one of only 5 per cent dedicated to women, ahem), it was, notably, designed by Wharton, who had a knack for that sort of thing (besides being a pretty skilled horticulturalist, of course).” -Shinan Govani in The Star https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/opinion/2020/04/16/when-celebrating-the-ag...

Aimeesue I grew up in the Berkshires - The Mount is a gorgeous, gorgeous place. ❤️ 2y
ValerieAndBooks On my bucket list...but must wait a bit longer now, at least! 2y
Lindy @Aimeesue Nice! I spent some time today looking at the website for The Mount. 2y
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Lindy @ValerieAndBooks waiting, waiting, waiting …we are becoming experts at delayed gratification. 2y
Aimeesue @Lindy If you ever visit there, you can also take in Herman Melville's home, Arrowhead. And Emily Dickinson's house is about an hour and a half away in Amherst, MA. Wonderful tours, all. 2y
Lindy @Aimeesue sounds like a delightfully literary destination! 😘 2y
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Lindy
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After 2 years of marriage, Newland had already “given up trying to disengage [his wife‘s] real self from the shape to which tradition & training had molded her.” But the joke‘s on him because he remains constrained by valuing decency over courage. Poor little rich boy. Takeaway: in the 1870s, everyone was experienced mind readers, able to decipher entire paragraphs from facial expressions. Also, at 59, I‘m “in the blessed hush” of my years.

Lindy Dreamscape #audiobook has excellent narration by Susie Berneis. 2y
Lindy I forgot to add that I picked this up because it was first published 100 years ago, in 1920. 2y
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Lindy
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“As Mrs Archer remarked, the Roman punch made all the difference, not in itself, but by its manifold implications, since it signified either canvasbacks or terrapin, two soups, a hot and a cold sweet, full décolletage with short sleeves and guests of a proportionate importance.”

[of course when I read May‘s dinner party plans I immediately looked up Roman punch on the internet: https://food52.com/recipes/7635-nineteenth-century-roman-punch ]

Avanders Mmmm looks yummy 🤤 2y
Lindy @Avanders I‘m allergic to egg whites, so this doesn‘t appeal to me. But it does seem like a liquid version of lemon meringue pie. 2y
Cathythoughts Such a lovely book ✨ 2y
Lindy @Cathythoughts It has its charms. I love Wharton's writing style. 2y
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Lindy
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“…when there‘s nothing particular to do, he reads a book.”
“Ah, yes. Like his father,” Mrs Welland agreed, as if allowing for an inherited oddity.

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Lindy
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Consulting Debrett‘s… wondering whether the new woman in town wears a round hat or a bonnet in the afternoon… all the focus on what is “proper”… this book certainly depicts a different world from what I know.

TrishB Different from most Brits too! 2y
Lindy @TrishB It‘s “high society” in 1870s New York City. So strange. 2y
Texreader I'm struggling with this book. I have always been a rebel when it comes to what is “proper“ for appearance's sake. It makes me downright angry that people “conform“ on the basis of other people's opinions. 2y
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Lindy @Texreader I‘m kind of on my high horse about these stupid people and their stupid ideas about what‘s right and what‘s wrong. It‘s not the same as hate reading, because I like Wharton‘s writing style. I just dislike the society being portrayed. 2y
Texreader @Lindy See my review of another of her books, a very short one, that I hope is similar to the Age of Innocence. Perhaps it is all “tongue in cheek” 2y
Lindy @Texreader Xingu sounds great! My first Wharton was The House of Mirth which I wrote about here: https://lindypratch.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-house-of-mirth-by-edith-wharton.htm... 2y
LeahBergen I keep my Debrett‘s close at hand ALWAYS. 😆 2y
Lindy @LeahBergen You‘re living the high life, my dear. 😁😉 2y
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Lindy
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Butterfinger Somebody is tired of winter. 2y
Lindy @Butterfinger Ha! Yes indeed. 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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A great story of upper-crust New York society in the 19th century where the characters live by the rules of society rather than by following their hearts. Glad I finally read this classic!
#authoramonth
#easterextravaganza

Andrew65 Aiming to get to this one before the month is up. Already read Ethan Frome and Summer. 2y
OriginalCyn620 @Andrew65 I need to read Ethan Frome before the month is up! 😊 2y
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 That was the more enjoyable of the two. 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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Oops! Yesterday I forgot to post my progress for #easterextravaganza, so here are my totals including today. 😊
So far, I‘m on track to meet my goal!

Andrew65 A great time! 👏👏👏 Are you enjoying the Edith Wharton? 2y
OriginalCyn620 @Andrew65 I am enjoying it! 2y
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Thanks, trying to decide what Edith Wharton book I read next. 2y
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Texreader
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OriginalCyn620 I‘m reading this one right now too! 😊 2y
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Skygoddess1
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I have mixed feelings about this book. While I enjoyed the social commentary Wharton was making about the upper crust of NY society during this time period, I didn‘t like any of the characters. I found all the characters, even the minor ones to be insufferable. #AuthorAMonth #AuthorAMonth2020

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SamAnne
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Photo completely unrelated to book. After finishing the wonderful tagged book I went to the garden to plant greens and radishes. With some “help” from my ladies. But WOW. Wharton is a gem. Her descriptive writing transports the reader to a different time and place. And such wit and scathing social commentary. 5 stars. #authoramonth

BookishMarginalia Your ladies are gorgeous! 2y
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NeedsMoreBooks
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Thank you for the tag @Laughterhp #Two4Tuesday

🌸 The tagged book, Age of Innocence for #AuthorAMonth

🌸 Definitely “fly by the pants” depending on my mood. However, I do choose a few for the different reading challenges.

🌸 Consider yourself tagged if you haven‘t played

TheSpineView I have not read Age of Innocence yet. Looking forward to your thoughts on it. Thanks for playing! 😀 2y
NeedsMoreBooks @TheSpineView thank you for the questions. Looking forward to reading it 😊 2y
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Neesay
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Ah, good conversation - there's nothing like it, is there? The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.

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paulfrankspencer
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How foolish is the idea of giving oneself over to unthinking passion! Cooler heads offer a more pleasant life after considering all the negative consequences of denying one's vows, one's word. Some characters get it. Some don't.

I struggled through parts of this one, but appreciated the easy tenor that prevailed.

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paulfrankspencer
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"For such summer dreams it was too late, but surely not for a quiet harvest of friendship, of comradeship in the blessed hush of her nearness."

Ever since reading More Than Cool Reason, I've noticed and loved the use of year-as-life metaphors. Beautiful.

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paulfrankspencer
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On his wife, who he hasn't necessarily cheated on:

"How young she is! For what endless years this life will gave to go on!"

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paulfrankspencer
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"It seemed inconceivable to Archer that grown-up people should work themselves into a state of agitation over such trifles."

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TheBookHippie
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Edith Wharton January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937 was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and designer. Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.

TheBookHippie These tea cups my Grandfather sent home to my Grandma during his time in service in WWII he was a prison guard for the US ARMY guarding German prisoners. 2y
inthegreensandblues What pretty teacups and very cool backstory! 2y
Scochrane26 I have a small collection of teacups & saucers even though I don‘t drink tea. I would have more but don‘t have room. 2y
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MoonWitch94 I love this story. And my goodness those are gorgeous tea cups!! 💕💕 2y
TheBookHippie @MoonWitch94 me too ..be still my Jewish heart ..he was in Germany a few years. Crazy to think about . 2y
UwannaPublishme 😍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Both you and Edith have an interesting history! 2y
sudi I read this last year and loved it, i'm excited to read more books by her during the #authoramonth challenge. She's the author of the month for april. 2y
TheBookHippie @sudi oh I have some more of her to read that I‘ve missed ! April sounds good for that!!! 2y
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ONH
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Dinner and a date with Edith Wharton ... an old classic I started in high school and am just now picking back up.

I also recently read Normal People by Sally Rooney and am enjoying comparing that book with this one. Star crossed lovers always finding their way back to each other? My fav.

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