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Ohio
Ohio | Stephen Markley
The debut of a major talent; a lyrical and emotional novel set in an archetypal small town in northeastern Ohioa region ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistandepicting one feverish, fateful summer night in 2013 when four former classmates converge on their hometown, each with a mission, all haunted by the ghosts of their shared histories. Since the turn of the century, a generation has come of age knowing only war, recession, political gridlock, racial hostility, and a simmering fear of environmental calamity. In the countrys forgotten pockets, where industry long ago fled, where foreclosures, Walmarts, and opiates riddle the land, death rates for rural whites have skyrocketed, fueled by suicide, addiction and a rampant sense of marginalization and disillusionment. This is the world the characters in Stephen Markleys brilliant debut novel, Ohio, inherit. This is New Canaan. On one fateful summer night in 2013, four former classmates converge on the rust belt town where they grew up, each of them with a mission, all of them haunted by regrets, secrets, lost loves. Theres Bill Ashcraft, an alcoholic, drug-abusing activist, whose fruitless ambitions have taken him from Cambodia to Zuccotti Park to New Orleans, and now back to The Cane with a mysterious package strapped to the underside of his truck; Stacey Moore, a doctoral candidate reluctantly confronting the mother of her former lover; Dan Eaton, a shy veteran of three tours in Iraq, home for a dinner date with the high school sweetheart hes tried to forget; and the beautiful, fragile Tina Ross, whose rendezvous with the captain of the football team triggers the novels shocking climax. At once a murder mystery and a social critique, Ohio ingeniously captures the fractured zeitgeist of a nation through the viewfinder of an embattled Midwestern town and offers a prescient vision for America at the dawn of a turbulent new age.
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LauraBeth
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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I was gonna start one of these but got side-tracked and bumped up The Gifted School on my list - and @MicheleinPhilly started reading it so now I have FOMO on reading about jerk parenting - and now I‘m not sure...🤔😂

KatieDid927 Aww look at that cutie. 7d
Ruthiella I know... you just want to read them ALL NOW at the same time! #Readerproblems! (edited) 6d
LauraBeth Awww - thanks! He‘s the best! 😻 6d
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LauraBeth Yes @Ruthiella! I can‘t read fast enough! 6d
Suet624 If you can‘t keep up with all the reading then we‘re all in deep trouble. 4d
LauraBeth @suet624 😂 I was reading a lot during the first half of 2019, but then took a bit of a break in the spring. Now I have a lot of catching up to do! So many books! 3d
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Mitch
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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How the recession, war, drugs, alcohol, mental illness, xenophobia & religion shapes/devastates a group friends, is at times so hard to read. It's desperately sad & poignantly written. Sometimes a little too heavy, emotionally & I felt less may have been more effective. The book has a cracking sense of place – not of one geographical spot necessarily- but of a specific time and context that is sadly relatable in many, many places.

AmyG Yes! Great review. i am glad you liked this. 2mo
Mitch @AmyG I really did - really loved each characters sections - i felt they were potentially books within books. Maybe a rushed at the end - and the pace of the mosque scene seemed particularly rushed. But i loved the complexities to every characters lives and how they all intertwined and were products of their time and place. Beautiful written too - so much detail in the prose that really put you in the scene. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Great review! I really enjoyed this one. 2mo
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AmyG Exactly. And so much sad truth to his words. A book that will stay with me. I look forward to read what he writes next. 2mo
Leftcoastzen This one keeps popping up , guess I need to get to it 2mo
Mitch @Leftcoastzen Not a “ fun“ read - but a great one! You need lots of reading time though - i thought it was better read in long chunks rather than a snatched 10 minutes here and there. x 2mo
Leftcoastzen Thanks for the tip ! 2mo
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Mitch
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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I‘ve had so little reading time in the last few days it‘s ridiculous! Which means I‘ve just been reading a few pages here and there.... not my preference! So today.... I‘m settling in and treating myself to a long chunk of reading time!

What are you reading now?

Soubhiville I‘m reading Friday Black. The author was at TX Book Fest last year. It‘s short stories, but they are strong and fascinating. About racism, drugs, and several insane quirks of American society. Some of it feels dystopian. It‘s short but I‘m taking my time because there is a lot to think about in it! 2mo
Mitch @Soubhiville I broke my ‘ I don‘t like short stories‘ mantra in order to read that book. They were so vivid and dark and a few really effected me long after I read them. Good choice! 2mo
Mitch @Soubhiville I love our ‘summer‘ reading choices! 🤣 2mo
Soubhiville @mitch I didn‘t remember that you‘d read this, but I thought you would like it too. Definitely not light and summery 🤣. I almost didn‘t get it off the library shelf because of it being short stories, but I‘m with you, I like this collection! 2mo
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Mitch
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Inspired by my wonderful #bfc team champions I‘m stopping for lunch today (Quiche and salad) and squeezing in the first few pages of a new book. Happy lunchtime folks.
@chrissyreadit @erinsuegreads @itchyfeetreader @microbemom @phatsallylee @blaire @sudi

emz711 Where is this? 2mo
charl08 Wow. That's a lovely reading spot at the British Library. 2mo
Chrissyreadit That looks like a lovely spot! 2mo
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wanderinglynn Lovely spot to read! 💜 2mo
sudi Looks like a great spot to read and quiche sounds delicious 😋 2mo
Mitch @emz711 it‘s in the British Museum. A quite window overlooking the courtyard 2mo
emz711 @Mitch 👍👍 2mo
Mitch @Chrissyreadit @wanderinglynn @sudi A friend leant me her Members card so I had lunch in the Members Room - a very hushed environment with lovely comfy chairs! 2mo
wanderinglynn The members room—that sounds very posh! And very cool. I‘m a bit jealous! 😉 2mo
Itchyfeetreader Love this 2mo
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Mitch
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Oh thank you so much @AmyG what a wonderful surprise package to come home to tonight. I really loved the sound of this book - a gritty urban saga and the photographer in my loooves the cover! Thank you for thinking of me wonderful friend. Happy travels. #LitsyLove

AmyG It arrived! 🎉🎉🎉 I really enjoyed this book...it was so well written and had so much to say. Let me know when you read it. I‘d love to discuss it with you. 😘😘😘 2mo
Mitch @AmyG oh definitely- I‘d love that. It looks a book rich for discussion. So glad you liked it. It fits the brief of my ideal book - great story, well told! Thank you again 😘 2mo
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AmyG
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Reading with sleepyhead Hilly. This is an excellent book with such sad characters. 😪

#Booked2019 #Fall #Soldiersstory

Erofan 😻 4mo
Stacypatrice I read this book too. Enjoyed. Real characters. 4mo
cathipink Did you know the author is appearing at the Bookworm next month? 🙂 3mo
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Cinfhen Missed this!! 3mo
AmyG @cathipink I do! And I will be in Israel. 😪 Do you live near The Bookworm? 3mo
cathipink If you're going to miss it, those are some fabulous alternative plans 🙂 I live in Denver but my bff's local bookstore is Bookworm - she lives in Gypsum, works in Vail 🙂 3mo
AmyG It‘s a wonderful bookstore! 3mo
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cherinium
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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I'm not so sure this is working for me. I really think it is the narration that I dislike. I'm wondering if I could get into it more if I read it in print. I think this one may be a bail. #homestate #audiobook #audible #bail #dnf

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scowler1
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Incredible book. Unemployment, War, Meth & Oxycodone, toxic masculinity. The American dream. Seriously good, best read this year for me. So dark at the end. Brilliant.

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emilyhaldi
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Sadly, #mygeneration and my state have a drug-abuse problem. Planning on reading this one for #booked2019 #bookaboutaddiction
#anglophileapril

Cinfhen Unfortunately I think it‘s a shared problem among the generations 😢😢 looks like a difficult read 5mo
MicheleinPhilly I‘ll be very curious to hear your thoughts on this. I loved it. 5mo
Mdargusch Yeah, I don‘t think I can read this one. I saw enough strung out, addicted people this weekend in New Orleans to last a lifetime. 😢 5mo
Reviewsbylola This one‘s on my TBR. 5mo
emilyhaldi Oh good!!! @MicheleinPhilly I haven‘t heard too many good things so happy to hear a positive review from you!!! 5mo
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MicheleinPhilly
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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I took a mental health day on Friday and have spent ALL weekend with this. I understand the criticism that he tried to do too much but this pushed all of my buttons. It‘s a high school novel, it‘s a 10 years out of high school novel, it‘s a socio-political novel, it‘s a murder mystery novel, etc. It reminded me of Richard Russo or really good John Irving. 4🌟👇🏼

MicheleinPhilly TW: Rape and graphic depictions of war. 6mo
AmyG I have this and can‘t wait to have time to read it. 6mo
TrishB Hope you‘ve had a few days of peace and quiet. I‘m on the fence about this one currently! 6mo
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MicheleinPhilly @AmyG I‘m so glad that I read it in the manner in which I did. I think my opinion might have been different had I read it in snatches over the course of a week or so. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
Ellen6 I just finished this. I really enjoyed it. It was a bit too long though 6mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB 🤔 I‘m on the fence about whether I would recommend this to you. It is VERY distinctly “small town America” but I do think it is relatable for anyone who has experience with the white collar/blue collar stratification in their community. Hello Philly and Liverpool! ☺️ 6mo
BarbaraBB Sounds real good. Happy you liked it as I somehow ordered a copy 😉 6mo
Bookladylinda I‘ve wondered about this book for awhile, not sure why, maybe because I‘m originally from Ohio!?!?? 🤷🏾‍♀️ so I stacked it! 6mo
TrishB Will keep my eye out for any offers 👍🏻 6mo
Amiable Ooh, you've said the magic words for me: a really good John Irving. Stacking. 6mo
Mdargusch I keep thinking I need to read this because I live in Ohio but then I read the mixed reviews. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6mo
MicheleinPhilly @Mdargusch I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on it (and your girls) but it is a bit of a commitment. 6mo
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Kmatti
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Messy shelfie for hour 12 #24in48

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CFryman_434
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Finally starting this today, been saving it as my first read for 2019! With all the hype I‘ve been hearing, I‘m insanely excited to start it!

kgriffith What'd you think?? 3mo
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TuesdayReviews
Ohio | Stephen Markley

“Rumors are immaculately fucked things in small towns.”

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Smartypants
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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I tried REALLY hard to get into this one, but it just wasn‘t there for me. I was super excited to read a book set in my home state of Ohio but I just couldn‘t do it. Perhaps in another place and time, I‘ll be better able to read/listen to it. Sad face. 🙁 #ohio #dnf

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RidgewayGirl
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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This book is the real thing. A debut thats takes a stab at the Great American Novel. Really impressive.

JustJill1963 Looking forward to getting into this in 19! Copy waiting on my shelf. 8mo
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Megabooks
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Bailedbailed

This is probably a good book, but it‘s not good for me. I made it halfway through, but I‘m having trouble keeping the characters and the web of their relationships straight. I think that‘s more a reflection of my medical situation than the author. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But I just don‘t want to read it. I‘m going to stick with nonfiction for now. ✌🏻

Tadams4 I love your honesty! 10mo
Megabooks @Tadams4 Thanks 😊 I don‘t want to discourage others from reading it, but I did want to write a review. It was really frustrating/confusing to me that the author was going back and forth between the characters‘ first and last names, like all the characters. It took away from the storyline. Probably TMI in this reply 😂😂😂 10mo
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Megabooks
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Well, my goal was 12 hours, and I managed to read 14, so I‘m proud of myself. 👍🏻 I finished two books and made great progress in two more. Plus I listened to over three hours of an audiobook.

I hope everyone else who participated in @DeweysReadathon had fun too! Congratulations to you! ⭐️🎊👏🏻🎉

LauraBrook Holy crap, 14 hours of reading is amazing!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
melissajayne I always have fun. Great job. 10mo
Andrew65 Fantastic! 🙌🙌🙌🙌😍😍👍🍾 10mo
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Naj Great job!! 🙌🙌 10mo
youneverarrived Fab 👏👏 10mo
Megabooks Thank y‘all so much!! 🤗🤗 I really enjoyed it! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 @LauraBrook @melissajayne @Andrew65 @Naj @youneverarrived 10mo
Andrew65 You beat me, I only got to 13 hours 20 Minutes. 10mo
Megabooks @Andrew65 That‘s still great!!! Congrats!!! 🍾🎉🎊👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I think listening to audiobooks while I did my Saturday chores helped my numbers 👍🏻 10mo
Andrew65 @Megabooks Thanks 😊👍 I think you have to use audiobooks too to get to a high total because cannot maintain the total physical effort to physically read without breaks. 10mo
Megabooks @Andrew65 Yes! The first few readathons I only did print books and ebooks and I had trouble getting past 10 hours. Once @LitHousewife got me into audiobooks, I finished my first 24in48. I don‘t think I‘ll ever finish a Dewey‘s because I can‘t stay up all night. It‘s fun, though. 😁👍🏻 10mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Years after leaving high school, a few people come back to the dying town they were from. There are drugs, secrets, and possibly an old murder. Atmospheric and slow, this book does a great job of scene setting.

emilyhaldi I‘m really looking forward to this one 😄 10mo
Mdargusch I‘m looking forward to it too! 10mo
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Skeebies05
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Mehso-so

🤷🏽‍♀️ I still don‘t get the obsession with people from high school. And the mystery was weak. I felt like he threw everything he could into this book. Every crisis of the 21st century was crammed in. A strange book for me.

Samplergal Same here. I wasn‘t impressed. I think he‘s a good writer, but this didn‘t click with me. 10mo
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Skeebies05
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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I‘m a fourth of the way into this one. I‘m not sure how I feel about it. Did high school profoundly shape you guys? It didn‘t for me. I‘m having a little trouble connecting. I am the same age as the characters as well ( if they were real 😆)

Samplergal I didn‘t connect with it either. I thought maybe because I‘m in my 60‘s. 10mo
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Geeklet
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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4 people return to their depressed hometown about ten years after graduation. Their stories interweave as we learn about their high school relationships that haunt them as well as the personal tragedies that occur after school. The book is beautifully written but can be difficult to follow at times. The last quarter of the book feels forced and the ending is bleh. The first three quarters of the book are haunting though. Definitely worth a read!

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Geeklet
Ohio | Stephen Markley

I‘m only about 130 pages in this book but it‘s definitely something special. I‘m about the age of the characters in the book and I‘m from a small nowhere kind of town. I can feel the isolation and despair of these characters. It‘s actually difficult to read because it touches on something so real.

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emilyhaldi
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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My husband was #bitinthebullet yesterday when he bought me this book I‘ve been eyeing for a while now 😜

#octoberxfiles

Robothugs 🤣🤣 I love it 11mo
emilyhaldi Ps. @Kalalalatja thanks for hosting an amazing September challenge!!! I couldn‘t get my life together enough yesterday to post, but I had a great time with #septemberdanes 🤗👏🏻❤️💃🏻🙌🏻 11mo
Kalalalatja Oh, I know those days all too well 😅 thanks for playing along 👏💕👌 11mo
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Cinfhen Yay for hubby!! How could he NOT buy you this one??? Curious to hear your thoughts 11mo
Reviewsbylola I can‘t wait to read this!! 11mo
Mdargusch I have been eyeing this book too! 10mo
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Wellreadhead
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Texreader Brilliant photo 11mo
MaddestMax Rad pic. 😃 11mo
Geeklet Nice review. I have this one waiting on hold at the library. It sounds very interesting. 11mo
Carolhreads Looks very spooky!!!! 11mo
Wellreadhead Thanks guys! 11mo
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Jbakesmcgee3
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟best book I‘ve read so far in 2018!

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Jbakesmcgee3
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Waiting for bae to get outta work isn‘t so bad!

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Jbakesmcgee3
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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You guys. You gotta pick up this book... I feel like it‘s about my hometown in MI....

Megabooks It‘s on my soon list 11mo
Jbakesmcgee3 @megabooks it‘s really well written! 11mo
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Jbakesmcgee3
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Antibiotics have officially kicked in, but I‘m posted up here for the long haul on this Sunday! 😍🤒🤷🏼‍♀️

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Kimbono
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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It‘s a Chinatown/City Lights kind of day.

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Jbakesmcgee3
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Stuck at the drs office with a probable ear infection... at least I have this awesome book with me! #ohio #hourandfifteenandcounting #idontfeelgood

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Redwritinghood
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Mehso-so

I received this from NetGalley in exchange for my review. This ambitious novel tries to capture the struggles of a generation in a small Ohio town as they grow into adulthood following 9/11. Some situations and dialog, however, felt forced in order to make a political or cultural comment. Some sections were also hard to follow due to frequent flashback sequences. Overall, though, this is a good look at small town America over the last few years.

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ReadingEnvy
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Set in a small town in northeastern Ohio where four friends return home in 2013 and find there are ongoing ripples and consequences from their schooldays. The author gets small town midwestern culture right and writes deeply about the individual characters. This could practically be a quartet of character study novels. The book came out 21 August 2018 but took me a while to read. 🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2

Reviewsbylola I am excited to read this one! 11mo
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Chelsea.Poole
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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There are 4 sections of this chunky novel based in my home state about a group of people 10 years out of high school. Post 9/11, the opioid epidemic, sexual abuse, guilt, secrets, poverty, small town America and more are all explored through the portraits of 4 young adults as they are currently (2013 I think) and as they were in high school. Epic and depressing but worth the read. I related to the setting and being 10 years out of school.

Mitch Looking forward to reading this... 12mo
AmyG I am looking forward to this, too. 12mo
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EmilyM
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Oh my gosh....I FINALLY finished this book....it was a rough one but in a good way. Very, very bleak and dark, and so tragic for so many of the characters. The writing was poetic and the setting, a small town in recession-hit Ohio, was a character in and of itself. Gritty, raw and harsh are all adjectives that come to mind when describing this book. But, I like such books...call me crazy!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ /5. Thanks to #netgalley for the ARC! #Ohio

emilyhaldi I can't wait for this one! 12mo
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Well-ReadNeck
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Here are my favorite new releases from August (well, at least of the ones I‘ve read 😜)

https://wellreadneck.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/ohio-stephen-markley/

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Wellreadhead
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amie
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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This didn't work for me for a few reasons, but I will admit that I didn't give it much of a chance. One of the things that bothered me was the vague location of the fictional town it's set in, plus I feel like the book's description isn't accurate about the location. I was raised in NE Ohio & currently live in central Ohio. The book's description says NE and"rust belt" so I was expecting something in the vicinity of Akron or Youngstown but ?

amie But from the little bit I read, it seems like Knox County? It's described as being in the NE quadrant of Ohio and equidistant to Cleveland and Columbus. I don't know if Knox is considered central or NE (I think central but don't know what the people who live there think). It just annoyed me that it wasn't more specific and didn't ring true (to me) about how Ohians define their part of the state. 12mo
NatalieR I haven‘t read this yet so I can‘t help decipher the location much. I‘m from central Ohio. I think the rust belt is in Southern Ohio closer to the Kentucky border. 12mo
amie @NatalieR Interesting. I don't know much about southern Ohio and industry there. I've always thought of Youngstown/Akron/Cleveland/Toledo as more industrial/"rusty" but I guess cities near the Ohio River would be too. I tried looking up some more info and it seems like the whole state is considered rust belt. I think of more rural areas, like Knox Co., as being more farming-based so they don't feel like rust belt to me. 12mo
NatalieR @amie I‘m with you. You‘re thoughts about where the rust belt is expected to be located are logical. It‘s interesting how differently we (society) define or label areas like this. Fun to explore and dissect though. 🙂 12mo
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lauralovesbooks1
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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There are moments of brilliance in here, but it could have used a little editing down. Very grim novel about high school friends 10 years later -- it was a rare day when any of them made a good choice.

Alfoster So agree! I found myself skimming through some of it. 😳😳 12mo
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Redwritinghood
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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It‘s a stunning, beautiful day here in CT, so I grabbed my Kindle and headed to the shore for some ocean-side reading. This park is next to a boat lane, so I can see all the boats going in and out to sea. Still working on this ARC that came out last week.

AceOnRoam Looks like a great place to read. And boats yay!!!! 12mo
Reviewsbylola What a beautiful reading spot! 12mo
Ericalambbrown Gorgeous! 12mo
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BarbaraBB Gorgeous place to read 😍 12mo
UwannaPublishme Beautiful! 😍 12mo
DivineDiana What a view! 12mo
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2BR02B
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Only two of my library holds came in this time. I feel like I can live with that. #libraryhaul

REPollock I loved the Kakutani. Really smart and succinct. 12mo
Reviewsbylola I can‘t wait to read Ohio! 12mo
mrozzz Oooohhh both of these look great! 12mo
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2BR02B @REPollock I'm itching to get my eyeballs on it, and wishing I didn't have three other library books to read first! 12mo
2BR02B @Reviewsbylola It's surprisingly chunky! I can't remember the last time I read a 500 page contemporary fiction, but hopefully it holds my interest. 12mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve heard such great things about it so I‘m anxious to hear your thoughts! 12mo
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DarcysMom
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#Netgalley

JennyM Great review - It sounds like a good one. 12mo
mrozzz Yay! I‘m so looking forward to this one 😃 (edited) 12mo
ReadingEnvy I‘m hoping to read this one soon, maybe this weekend. 12mo
emilyhaldi Happy to see a good review, I‘ve been excited for this book!! 12mo
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Jnnlb
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Everything in life depends on the decisions that you make, some more important than others. Sometimes the most innocuous decision has the greatest ramifications and effect on our lives.
Ohio by Stephen Markley is a fictional account of a town that prosperity has forgotten.
Perhaps this book serves to remind us that failed dreams do linger. #Netgalley #Ohio full review at thejwordpress.wordpress.com

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TheBookStacker
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Highly anticipated book here, very excited to read it probably on my vacation in Hawaii. I was initially interested simply because it was called Ohio and I am from Ohio but then I heard all the buzz and I absolutely had to have it!

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Bookmarkie
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Reviewsbylola Absolutely! 12mo
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BookMama789
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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I‘ve heard this one is amazing but really dark. Hoping for good things.

MStew I NEED THIS 12mo
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DarcysMom
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Librarylady
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Excited to crack this one open. I‘ve been hearing great things about it and I‘m in need of a story I can get lost in.

Samplergal I liked it. Hope you do too! 13mo
emilyhaldi I'm excited about this one!!! 13mo
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krissylovesbooks75
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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#Ohio by #StephenMarkley was simply INCREDIBLE. Being born and raised in Ohio, reading about all the different places around the state and how superbly he described life and people in the Buckeye state...just hit me. While it is a fictional story, the descriptions of the characters and their lives are so REAL and could be talking about people I know or once knew. Just amazing. Thank you @SimonSchuster for the ARC of this book!!

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Bookmarkie
Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Just got approval from #netgalley for this one. I‘m super pumped to read it. The synopsis describes a novel that is absolutely my jam. Anyone else looking fwd to this or already read #OH??

Redwritinghood I have it from NetGalley too, but haven‘t read it yet. I hope to get to it soon. 13mo
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AudreyMorris
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Finished up this novel from #NetGalley—and what a ride this book is! This book has 5 long chapters that follow 5 different characters that were high school friends. You meet them in high school and then follow their next 10 years. It did not go where I expected it to based on the intro. Definitely worth the read, this is buzz-worthy. #comingsoon #newfiction #newreleases

DarcysMom I am excited to read it! 13mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve got this on my TBR! 13mo
AudreyMorris @DarcysMom @Reviewsbylola it‘s very good! I really enjoy stories featuring multiple points of view, and this does it well. 13mo
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