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Unsheltered
Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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MaGoose
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Thanks so much Misty Malone for the great Halloween gift 🎁.

I am recuperating from bilateral knee replacement surgery and this surprise package 📦 certainly lifted my spirits.

#litsylove

AmyG Hope you have an easy recovery! And this book was wonderful. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome to! I hope you recover quickly!! ❤️❤️ 3mo
Kimzey I hope you are recovering well! 2mo
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Daisey
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this dual timeline book, but I would have been perfectly happy with only the historical story involving Thatcher Greenwood & Mary Treat. Those sections were fascinating. I found the Tavoularis family to be interesting characters and appreciated catching the Zorba references since I read it recently, but if I‘d been reading in print, I probably would have skimmed some of the present day sections.

#AuthorAMonth #audiobook

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DHill
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Completed January #AuthorAMonth with my first Kingsolver. I really enjoyed this. The narration was done by the author and I thought it enhanced the story. A nice historical fiction centered around family themes.

@Soubhiville

sprainedbrain I love when she narrates her books! ❤️ 10mo
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Melismatic
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Pickpick

I really loved this book - even tho it‘s not something I‘d typically gravitate toward. Featured two distinct timelines (that related), expertly showcasing how history repeats itself. All of the characters were truthfully human and believable in their flaws. Definitely recommend!

Kitty pictured isn‘t mine, but a sweetie I cat-sat over Christmas. 😻 #AuthorAMonth

Soubhiville He is cute! 10mo
Melismatic @Soubhiville right?! So sweet too - jumped right into my lap for cuddles. 10mo
Texreader What a little doll! ❤️🐈 10mo
Lesliereads I am really enjoying this book right now 😻 10mo
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squirrelbrain
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Another great book from #authoramonth Barbara Kingsolver. The narrative moves between 2016 and 1871, and from science to politics to family life, with the linking thread being the threat of losing your home or place of safety.

Probably not my favourite Kingsolver but I do like her style of writing, even if the books can sometimes feel over-long.

Thanks for the #buddyread @Caroline2 - sorry I was a bit tardy! 😁

Caroline2 Yes! This one was too long, I think it would have been a much better book if it had lost 100 pages. But never apologise! There‘s no such thing as tardy when it comes to our loosely-goosey buddy reads. 😉 👍 10mo
KatieDid927 I agree about her writing. I like it as well, but currently in the last 100 pages of Flight Behavior and it‘s feeling a little long. I still enjoy her prose, but I also wouldn‘t mind the narrative moving a tad quicker. 10mo
squirrelbrain I agree @Caroline2 @KatieDid927 - most of her books could do with losing 100 pages or so! 10mo
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tjwill
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Pickpick

This was my third #AuthorAMonth for January, which alternates timelines. I immediately liked the present day story with the Knox family settling into an old home in New Jersey, dealing with loss and some strained family relationships. It took me longer to get into the story of Thatcher Greenwood, also in NJ but in the 1800s, a science teacher struggling to follow the expectations of his new school, but I was drawn in by the overlap in the stories.

TheBookHippie I‘m reading this right now. 10mo
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DHill
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I started this today for January #AuthorAMonth. My first Barbara Kingsolver and I‘m really enjoying it so far.

@Soubhiville

sprainedbrain Love that one! 10mo
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tjwill
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That sentence hit hard. 😬

JanuarieTimewalker13 My mother wanted me to go to college so badly bc she lacked that opportunity, having her first child at 19. I was the last child of 3, and in her third decade of having children- 1945, 1954 and 1962. She was a waitress after my dad died -8 months after I was born. She was spotlessly clean and a great cook. I can only imagine how she would‘ve excelled in whatever profession she chose had she had the opportunity. I love that line! (edited) 11mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Kingsolver is a great writer. 11mo
tjwill @JanuarieTimewalker13 It‘s a great line, and I‘ve always liked everything of Kingsolver‘s I‘ve read. Your mother sounds wonderful. 11mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you!! I just edited my post bc I read you were a teacher and my sentence structure was (and probably still is) off. 11mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yeah, my mom had such a rough life, but I always say she was my soulmate mother. Perfect match❤️ she passed young- almost 58. I was 21. Way too young. That‘s why I always worry about foster kids and orphans. You may not need a large family, but you need one person to believe in you and guide you. (edited) 11mo
tjwill @JanuarieTimewalker13 Ha! I don‘t judge anyone‘s sentence structure online! I teach many kids who are foster kids and have dealt with loss of all sorts. I totally agree that all kids need someone who believes in them! 11mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh, that‘s a rewarding profession! Good for you and I‘m sure those kids are lucky to have you🕊 11mo
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Caroline2
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Mehso-so

I really liked the beginning of this book; the characters, crumbling house, dual time line and I found myself nodding along to all the discussions. Then it felt repetitive and like I was being lectured. Good ending tho. 😆 (and of course, good ole Barb sure can write!!) #authoramonth

squirrelbrain I haven‘t noticed the repetitiveness yet…but I‘m only halfway through… Yes, you actually finished a buddy read before me! 🤣 (Got distracted by To Paradise…) 11mo
kathedron She does tend to get a bit didactic, but the writing's such a joy I'm not as irritated as I'd otherwise be. 🙂 11mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Irs been a stressful week so maybe I‘m just being very impatient and easily irritated. 😆 🤦‍♀️ 11mo
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Caroline2 @kathedron Yes! I love her writing too. I‘m looking forward to reading Flight Behaviour and The Bean Trees next. I have both waiting patiently on my tbr shelf. 😉 👍 11mo
kathedron I loved Flight Behaviour! (Have yet to read The Bean Trees.) 11mo
Caroline2 @kathedron yeah I‘ve heard good things about that one. 👍 11mo
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Lesliereads
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Since Chicago Public School children only returned to classrooms this Wednesday, my poetry residencies are scheduled to resume next week. I‘ve had more time to read and knit this week and I‘m not complaining! 😍 #readingandknitting #readingandcrafting

AmyG Your yarn matches the book. Beautiful 11mo
Suet624 How beautiful! 11mo
readordierachel Lovely! 11mo
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Lesliereads @AmyG 💚Thank you 11mo
Lesliereads @Suet624 thnx,🙏🏾 so far, so good….! 11mo
Lesliereads @readordierachel 🦋thank you 11mo
DivineDiana Fabulous color! Love the photo! 10mo
Nute Wow! I am blown away by all the talented hobbyists on Litsy! It looks great so far, Leslie. Share the final product when complete!☺️ 10mo
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squirrelbrain
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Finally got time to make a start on our #buddyread for #authoramonth @Caroline2

Henry is helping. He actually fell asleep like this; he loves quiet time in the library!

How are you finding it? I hope you‘re enjoying it!

AmyG I enjoyed this one. 11mo
Leftcoastzen So cute!🐶 11mo
batsy Aww Henry! 🖤 11mo
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Caroline2 He is so cute and I love his blue cushion. Yes, I‘m loving it so far…! 👍 11mo
LeahBergen Sweet boy! 11mo
MicheleinPhilly Can Henry teach Pickles about “quiet” time in the library? Please and thank you. 11mo
squirrelbrain I‘ll send him over if you like @MicheleinPhilly - you can have him, after last night! He‘s very nearly house trained - we just pop him outside once in the middle of the night. Well, last night he did 4 💩 in the kitchen! (Sorry for TMI). 11mo
MicheleinPhilly Oh Henry! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 11mo
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mom2bugnbee
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My first Barbara Kingsolver. Won't be my last. Honestly, didn't love her as a narrator, but audio was what my library had available - will read others in print.

As always, thanks to #Authoramonth2022 & @Soubhiville for introducing me to a new-to-me author!

⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nikki_E I actually grew up where this takes place so I kept getting distracted by all the inconsistencies. I loved the historical stuff though. I learned a lot about the history of my birthplace. 11mo
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mom2bugnbee
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"Willa decided that she was done with motherhood for the night, if not for the remainder of her allotted years." - Barbara Kingsolver

If you're a parent/guardian/primary caregiver & claim to have never felt this way, you're lying through your teeth. ?

TrishB Many, many times! 11mo
readordierachel 😂 11mo
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mom2bugnbee
Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver

"A mother is only as happy as her unhappiest child."

Wow, Barbara Kingsolver. Wow. #truth

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mom2bugnbee
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Soubhiville Yay! Hope you enjoy it! 11mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
Bailedbailed

DNF due to suicide in first chapter that I was wholly unprepared for. I can't deal with that right now.

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janeycanuck
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Mehso-so

This got pretty good in the last 60 pages or so. I don't think the first 400 was worth it. I liked the general gist of Willa's story but absolutely could have done with out the lectures & preachiness. Thatcher's story was okay but it felt like Kingsolver had done a tonne of research and needed to share everything she learned with the reader (and I did not feel she did.)

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RenePenn
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“A mother can only be as happy as her unhappiest child.”

TrishB I so remember that quote and it is so true! 1y
SamAnne Well, that is a sad quote. I'm going to choose not to believe it. 😐 1y
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TheEllieMo
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 192
#BooksToRead #TBRPile #TBRMountain

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BookwormM
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Liked not loved.

Dual timeline the past time line is based on actual historical events with some artistic license connected to present storyline by shared house.

Present storyline looks at what makes a family also contains political commentary about the kind of leaders people vote for as well as a look at environmental issues.

I particularly liked the information about Cuba and how the society there is not as wasteful as others.

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Jilly6183
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Friends - I‘m loathe to DNF any book and can usually push through, but I‘m struggling here. Maybe because its sole plot (via two timelines - the present and the past) is seemingly about how people vehemently resist progress, even when it‘s against their own interest to do so. And I deal with the Tucker Carlson mindset from my family and this book reminds me of how pointless it all feels.

Have you read it? Is it worth it? Ugh.

Texreader I really don‘t care for this author disliking one of her books so much that I don‘t read any of her books. 2y
Bookwormjillk I bailed on this one too 2y
Jilly6183 @Texreader I usually love generational stories and family sagas, but I just don‘t know who her audience is supposed to be. I haven‘t read any of her other books, but this one gives off some seriously pretentious vibes even though it focuses on two families struggling to make ends meet 2y
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Jilly6183 @Bookwormjillk good to know I‘m not alone, in DNF and in name 😉 2y
Texreader @Jilly6183 I‘m trying to remember the book that turned me off of her but I think you described it well. Pretentious. I don‘t take kindly to pretentious people generally so I really dislike authors who are. 2y
Texreader Poisonwood Bible. That‘s the one I disliked so much I decided not to read anything else by her. I think you‘ve pretty much confirmed my decision 2y
ImperfectCJ It took me a while to get into this one, but in the end I found it worth the read. It's not my favorite of hers, though, and if I hadn't had it on audio, I probably would have bailed. 2y
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JoppaThoughts
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Barbara Kingsolver is a spectacular researcher. It is her extensive research and the subsequent introduction of Mary Treat, a nineteenth-century biologist who corresponded with Charles Darwin, Charles Riley, and Asa Gray, that saves Unsheltered from the donation pile. There is a great story hidden in these pages, but quite a few of the author's darlings need to be murdered to find it.

Chrissyreadit Welcome to Litsy! Here is a link filled with good info about how to use litsy and activities that can be joined. Hope you enjoy it! https://sites.google.com/view/litsywelcomewagon/home 2y
JoppaThoughts Ooooh! Thank you! This is just what I need to get my Litsy on, @Chrissyreadit ! 2y
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honeydew_reader
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Mehso-so

Good writing, good concept but it stops just shy of really tying the two plot lines together. slightly unsatisfying. I think it'd be better as two separate books.

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lynneamch
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Loved all other Kingsolver fiction. This is not my favorite, but appreciate her take on Darwin, Cuban socialism, excessive accumulation of stuff, & the real botonist Mary Treat. Listened to audio & think I'd have been better off with physical copy to take time with it. Thoughtful, varied meanings of the title. Note that "unsheltered" is being used in our community rather than "homeless." Sitting in gratitude from the shelter of my front porch.

Copwithabook I love Barbara Kingsolver, however, I don‘t like her audio of her own books. I wish she would allow someone else to record her works. Poisonwood Bible is my favorite novel but I didn‘t like the audio. 2y
lynneamch Agree @Copwithabook . Poisonwood Bible is one of my fave books ever. Don't think I'll ever listen to the audio. 2y
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MelKelsey
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Book 124 I listened to Unsheltered, a well-written literary novel with rich characterization and setting. The story is of Willa, a middle-aged woman, and her family living in an inherited, dilapidated house. Shelter as a theme is illustrated through the relationships in Willa's family. The chapters alternate between them and a previous owner of the property, who had to fight to teach evolution. Read by the author, a worthy listen or read.

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Sharpeipup
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Reader spotted in the wild. #bookcam

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krismlars
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As with the last book I finished, I‘m listening to the audiobook from the library instead of reading the hardcover on my shelf. I really liked Flight Behavior but DNF‘d The Poisonwood Bible. I‘m happy to be listening to the author‘s voice.

sprainedbrain I just adore listening to Kingsolver read her work! 2y
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Dolly
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Mehso-so

Although this was sprinkled with some very nice turns of phrase this is not my favorite Kingsolver book. Dual storylines is problematic for me when I like one much more than the other and become impatient with the less liked story. Avoiding star ratings as mostly unhelpful I give this a 78 out of 100.

Hooked_on_books I liked both storylines in this one but I completely agree—it‘s so aggravating when you like one much more than the other. Dual storylines is always a risk. 3y
Dolly @Hooked_on_Books I just couldn‘t get into the Darwin storyline. I may‘ve missed some when gardening and lost the thread. I did learn some nature facts and, oh, those nasty Greek insults! On my! 😲 3y
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BeansPage
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Bailedbailed

Damn, I wanted to like this book so much! The first chapter deals with a suicide and the way the book describes the circumstances triggered me and distressed me nearly to the point of having to stop reading it. But I tried to continue.
Then the book took a wild turn where it seemed as if the author was preaching to the reader about her own personal views. Political nonsense that no one really wants or needs to hear from a work of fiction.

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ImperfectCJ
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One of the things I like about this novel is how well the themes from one time period (1870's) echo those of the other (2010's). These two quotes are five chapters apart, which I think shows Kingsolver's skill at weaving in the themes as each story unfolds.

Prairiegirl_reading I thought this book was so interesting. It didn‘t get great reviews but I really enjoyed it. Kingsolver is one of my favourite authors. 3y
ImperfectCJ @Prairiegirl_reading It's not my top book of hers (that's probably Prodigal Summer, but I haven't read Flight Behavior yet), but it's got many elements that I love about her writing, particularly the vivid sense of place. And I love Tig. 3y
Prairiegirl_reading @ImperfectCJ I agree, not my favourite but also better than a lot of reviews would have one believe. Yes he does write a strong sense of place. I tend to enjoy that. I have to say Flight Behaviour is not my fave but still worth a read. I‘m not sure that I‘ve read them all but I‘ve enjoyed all that I have read. 😄 3y
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ImperfectCJ
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I enjoyed listening to this one at this moment in history. It's hopeful in a kind of depressing way, which matches my mood in our current situation. As usual, Kingsolver's description of setting is so vivid and subtle that I'm there before realizing I'm there. Only one complaint: I really dislike the thing where a writer character goes through a transformation that results in the resolve to write the novel in which they appear.

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ImperfectCJ
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I got in a tiny bit of listening on my mile walk with my children this morning. Highlight: my daughter rescuing a dehydrated (but alive) worm stranded on the sidewalk.

After a chilly and rainy several weeks, it's suddenly sunny and warm enough to wear shorts (with sweaters in the morning). It always feels weird those first few days with bare legs.

#litsybitsy @Cuilin

Cuilin @ImperfectCJ love the worm rescue!!💕🐜 🐛 🕷 3y
ImperfectCJ @Cuilin She's almost 15 and still unable to pass by a worm in distress. ❤️ 3y
lynneamch Just love this, as my 6-yr-old granddaughter did likewise this week and said, "I'm just glad I could help an animal, even if it was just a tiny one." The next generations give us hope for the future. We are so in need of that now. 2y
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ImperfectCJ
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Audiobaking two loaves of GF vegan bread that cooked up vaguely caplet-shaped. Enjoying the book, though.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can you mail that my way?!?! 😉❤️ 3y
ImperfectCJ @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks When I was a kid, for a good while after I saw my first TV ad for a fax machine, I thought you could send actual things via fax, not just images. I had the specific idea that you could fax hamburgers. If I had that kind of fax machine, I would totally send you some bread (assuming it would work on foods other than hamburgers). 😉 (And if my kids weren't like locusts around fresh bread... it's almost gone already.) 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ImperfectCJ that‘s so funny!!! Thank you for the offer!! ❤️❤️ 3y
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ImperfectCJ
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"The simplest thing would be to tear it down," the man said. "The house is a shambles."

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Amandajoy
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I went to have dinner at the restaurant next to where my bookclub meets & ran into some of the ladies from bookclub. Luckily they totally understood when I said I would pass on joining them because needed to try & finish the book. I failed to finish, but I made a valiant effort.

BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s a classic book club story! ♥️📚👊🏻 3y
LeahBergen 😆 3y
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Amandajoy
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Trying to get through this one by book club next Wednesday. I may have started too late 😬

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Branwen
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I just recently read The Bean Trees, which was my first ever Barbara Kingsolver book. I loved it SO much that now I want to read all her other stuff! Luckily, I already own a few! 😍📚💕

Tianarose The poisonwood bible is amazing! 3y
Decalino I love, love, love Prodigal Summer! 3y
Branwen @Tianarose @Decalino I'm really looking forward to jumping into these books! 😀 3y
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Joyfulmimi I LOVED “The Poisonwood Bible” Unforgettable 3y
Branwen @Joyfulmimi I think that's the one I'm going to start with! 😀 3y
Joyfulmimi That‘s a book that has really stuck with me. For a treat, go back and read the first chapter after you have finished the book. 3y
Branwen @Joyfulmimi Ooooh! I'll have to do that! Thank you! 😍📚💕 3y
Joyfulmimi Happy Reading of a great book! @Branwen 3y
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Deborah42
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I loved the intertwined stories of Willa Knox (in the present) and Thatcher Greenwood (in the past). They are linked by the home they inhabit many years apart.

In both the past and the present, the characters deal with people who fight progress and prefer to remain mired in the past.

I especially loved the inclusion of real-life scientist Mary Treat, who corresponded with many of the leading scientists of her day, including Charles Darwin.

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Peaceful_Reader
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This arrived in the mail today; I have about one week to read it before book club.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You can do it!!! 🙌🏻 3y
Peaceful_Reader Amazing! I am always in awe of Barbara Kingsolver! 3y
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AHartforbooks
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Mehso-so

I've read several of Kingsolver's books and it's not the most exciting, I'd give that to The Poisonwood Bible, but the story is solid and made me curious about the real Mary Treat. It is clearly trying to connect the Vineland story to current events, which is a little weak, and gets preachy at times, but overall I enjoyed it.

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rachaich
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Oh this is so good. Living up to all my hopes. Flippin love Barbara!

sprainedbrain Yes! Love her, and loved this book. 🥰 3y
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Blueberry
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This is the first Barbara Kingsolver book I have ever liked out of the many that I've read.

#thoughtyouwouldntlikebutdid #Gratefulreads
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Texreader Interesting that you‘ve kept reading her books. I stopped after despising Poisonwood Bible, a most unpopular opinion. 3y
Blueberry @Texreader three of them for my f2f bookclub. 3y
Texreader @Blueberry That makes sense. So you liked this one? What made this one different? I wonder if I should try it. 3y
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Cathythoughts I really want to try another one , like @Texreader , I did not like ( or even finish) Poisonwood ... it put me off ! 3y
Blueberry @Texreader @Cathythoughts i read Poisonwood Bible and gave up on The Lacuna, Flight Behavior, and Animal Vegetable Miracle. If you do read Unsheltered, let me know how you like it. 3y
TrishB Loved Poisonwood and The Lacuna and this one 😁 I think this one was my fave. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve heard great things about Poisonwood and Unsheltered!! 3y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3y
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rachaich
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I've wanted to read this for ages as I've read all of her others and she's probably my favourite writer. I heard a Radio 4 adaptation but am whizzing through this as she's so eloquent and wonderful.

AlohaAmy Another of my favourite authors 🤓 3y
rachaich @AlohaAmy think she's got a similar style to Anne Tyler 😊😊. I'd also recommend Elizabeth Stroud and Anna Quinden 😘 3y
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Josiedlove
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When your eyes refuse to shut, the next best thing is reading... Mr. Sandman find me soon please...😴

#sleepissues #eyesarenotheavy #menopauseiguess #readingismythang #maybeeyeswillgetheavy #bookswag #readingtime #whynot🤷🏻‍♀️ #bookpage

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Josiedlove
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When your eyes refuse to shut, the next best thing is reading... Mr. Sandman find me soon please...😴

#sleepissues #eyesarenotheavy #menopauseiguess #readingismythang #maybeeyeswillgetheavy #bookswag #readingtime #whynot🤷🏻‍♀️ #bookpage

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JillR
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Told by way of a dual timeline, the story of two families living in a ramshackle old house now and in the 1800s. There were parallels between the difficulty many have in accepting change in society and status, and scientific thought, then as now. I loved Thatcher‘s neighbour, real life scientist Mary Treat, and the strong female characters. This didn‘t grab me at first, but slowly grew on me until I realised I was thinking about it all day!

Rachel.Rencher That's exactly how I felt about it, too! Great review. 3y
Cathythoughts That‘s a great review... 👍🏻♥️. I have this one & you are inspiring me to read it soon 3y
Crazeedi Sounds good, I'm putting on my list 3y
JillR Thanks @cathythoughts @Rachel.Rencher - I‘d seen mixed reviews, so was glad when I realised I was enjoying it! 3y
JillR @crazeedi look forward to seeing what you think! 3y
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Lauram
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Mehso-so

Switching from ebook to audiobook was the only way I could get through this book. I had high hopes for this one but thought it was only ok. Other members of my bookclub agreed that the political and environmental issues addressed in the story were heavy handed and more like a lecture. That being said, we all really enjoyed Mary Treat and would like to know more about her.

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TrishB
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Mixed reviews, but I really enjoyed it! Today‘s deal.

squirrelbrain I bought it about an hour ago! 😁👍 3y
Cathythoughts Thankyou !! I have the book. So I‘m ok. But Thankyou for thinking of me 3y
Caroline2 I bought this in the secondhand shop the other day based on your review. 😉 3y
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