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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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KatieDid927
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Beautiful little book with a beautiful little cover.

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KatieDid927
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1) Blue 💙
2) Literary fiction, fantasy 🦄
3) Besides reading? Theatre going, baseball spectating and traveling ✈️
4) Salty/sweet, fruity candy, dark chocolate 🍫
5) Buffy, Bob‘s Burgers 👨🏻
6) Oh wow. Hard to pick just one. Probably Jane Eyre.

#GettingToKnowYou #GraphicNovelsAndMangaSwap

Amiable I love “Bob‘s Burgers” — Tina is my spirit animal! 😀 3w
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mklong
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This suffered a bit at first from all the hype. However, as it went on, I began to appreciate the power and atmosphere that Moss was achieving with very few words. The condensed narrative lends itself to the oppressed and claustrophobic atmosphere even as the characters are in wide open space. The themes here are nothing new, but even though the ground is well covered, Moss does enough to make it worth revisiting.

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gracemom
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Wow.

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shawnmooney
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The sadness that comes when a possible top read of the year ends up being a big, big disappointment...

https://youtu.be/uf8gGZKyHGA

tjwill ☹️ Bummer. 3w
saresmoore I LOVED IT! So much! 😘🙃 3w
Cathythoughts I havnt read this yet. But it‘s getting interesting .... ♥️👍🏻 3w
TrishB I loved it too 💜 3w
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youneverarrived
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Evocative, brutal and atmospheric. It‘s got a lot going on for such a small book; misogyny, nationalism, domestic and child abuse. It has its moments of lightness, too. The ending was a shocker, not what I was expecting. I think it easily could have been made into a full length novel but maybe then the impact would be lessened? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #womensprize

Cathythoughts I havnt read yet , I thought it was a bit too short for my liking. But your review makes an interesting point. ...I really hope to like this writer because my fave Littens love her .... 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 4w
TrishB This is an awesome read, I loved it too. @Cathythoughts short for me but it‘s brilliant! 4w
batsy Yes! Great review. I too wanted it to be longer but you're right, the impact probably wouldn't be as strong. 4w
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JennyM Stacking!!! 😘 4w
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts hope you like her 🤞 first I‘ve read by her but I‘ll definitely be reading more. 3w
youneverarrived @TrishB it really is! One of those that‘ll stick with me. 3w
youneverarrived @batsy thanks! 🖤 3w
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shawnmooney
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Augustdana
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Just a few pages in. Creepy as hell

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shawnmooney
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DannyOlda
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Loved this little book. It spurred some serious thinking for me (about violence, misogyny, progress, &c.) while being a very finely tuned and paced psychological thriller (but also much more).

TrishB Loved this too 👍🏻 1mo
batsy Yes! That sums it up perfectly. 1mo
DannyOlda Thanks, @batsy ! 1mo
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andrew61
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It is a long time since I've read a book in 1 sitting but i was riveted to my spot as i was immersed again in sarah moss's writing.
Taking the ritual sacrifice of a bronze age girl as her superb opening chapter the story then is abt recreating bronze age life with uni students and a family of whom wife and dtr are terrified of their husband/father in Northumberland. Male threat of violence overwhelms the rdr as it builds to a climax. Brilliant.

Cathythoughts Nice review! I have this one stacked already... 👍🏻 1mo
batsy It was pretty brilliant ❤️ 1mo
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Redheadrambles
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Mehso-so

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Well this was fine, I guess.

The title was cool, I was preparing for something a little more perturbing like say Fever Dream, something creepy with Bog people.

I place this book alongside The Water Cure and The Natural Way of Things in all three novels, women are repressed by tyrannical men and I struggled to admire them because they lacked nuance. However Sarah Moss is an engaging writer and I would try her again.

nomadreader I need to buckle down and finish this one, but my first impressions are in line with yours. 1mo
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Branwen
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This book was haunting yet intriguing. Kind of like a modern day Lord of the Flies but with familial abuse as well. Having lived with my abusive ex husband for almost a decade, the fear in this story felt visceral and real; walking on eggshells all the time, hiding the abuse from others, being afraid of others angering the abuser because they would take it out on you...and all set within the isolation of the forest. Very eerie and intense! 😨🌳

squirrelbrain That must have been a very difficult book for you to read. 2mo
Branwen @squirrelbrain It certainly was! But at the same time it was very cathartic as well, you know? 2mo
squirrelbrain That‘s good @Branwen 👍 2mo
Theaelizabet So very sorry to hear of your situation. I just finished this one, too. Now I really want to read more Sarah Moss. 2mo
Branwen @Theaelizabet Thank you 💕 Me too! Her writing was so mesmerizing! 2mo
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Theaelizabet
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A family of three join a small college class to live as ancient Britons for two weeks in Northern England. Through this short, deceptively simple—and eerie—story, Moss explores the human need for power and identity. A tiny bit The Lottery, a little bit Lord of the Flies? But really, quite original.

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Abailliekaras
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Our discussion of Ghost Wall is up on the podcast! Annie & I loved this one. Take a listen and tell us what you thought - and how do you think it will fare in the Women‘s Prize? 🎧 #booksonthego

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TrishB
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#wonderwall #anglophileapril
Despite it‘s size I loved this book. Packs a powerful story line.

Reviewsbylola I‘ve heard great things about this author. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I hope to get to read this soon 🤞 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m gonna look for this author @Reviewsbylola what books of hers do u recommend, Trish??? 2mo
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Clare_Riley I really enjoyed this too 😊 2mo
Velvetfur Hiya! This is off-topic but I just thought of it - are you still up for that buddy read of the Beryl books this weekend? It's been a while since we messaged about that! 2mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I‘ve read this one and Night Waking (I loved that too!) I think I‘ve got 2 more on the pile. 2mo
TrishB @Velvetfur all good 👍🏻 not sure if starting Sat or Sunday but will be over the weekend! 2mo
Velvetfur @TrishB Yayeee! How does this usually work, would we read the books then post about them when finished? Or post bits n' pieces during reading? This is my first buddy read 😊 2mo
TrishB @Velvetfur anyway you want 😁 I usually post a couple along the way and then the overall review. 2mo
Mdargusch Sounds like a good one! 2mo
emilyhaldi Love Sarah Moss 🖤 2mo
Velvetfur @TrishB OK thanks 😊👍 2mo
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Branwen
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Found two new interesting (and creepy!) books at the library today! 😱📚💕 #librarylove #librarybookhaul

Well-ReadNeck 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼I enjoyed both of these!!! 2mo
Branwen @Well-ReadNeck That's awesome to hear! 🤗 I can't wait to start them! 2mo
TheLibrarian I really enjoyed Ghost Wall! Most people like the other one but I wasn‘t the biggest fan. Look forward to seeing what you think! 2mo
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Branwen @TheLibrarian That's really interesting! I'm excited to see what I think of them! 2mo
monalyisha This cover of “Ghost Wall” is SUCH an amazing design! 2mo
Branwen @monalyisha Right?! I think so too! It's so eerie and beautiful! 2mo
Theaelizabet Loved the fist one, currently reading the second one. Hope you enjoy them! 2mo
Branwen @Theaelizabet How cool! 😀 Are you enjoying it so far? 2mo
Theaelizabet @Branwen So far, Ghost Wall is terrific. It‘s only 130 pages and feels like one of those books that needs to be completed in one or two sittings, something which I hope to do later today! 2mo
Branwen @Theaelizabet That is great to hear! 🤗 2mo
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overtheedge
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I just finished this book and am absolutely numb....its so well written and cohesive, the subject of extreme child abuse and violence were so real....so well written and so difficult to even comprehend.....
If you are sensitive to extreme child abuse and violence, this may not be a good choice, but otherwise, I'd highly recommend it. It's fantastic and short.....but so much depth and detail......

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Twocougs
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Like nothing I‘ve ever read. Intense, yet strangely hopeful. Sarah Moss has written one hell of a story.

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Howseldomtheydo
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Got 5miles in yesterday!! The hills made it seem like 10 😂 #tbr #litsywalkers

whatshesreadingnow 👏🏻🙌🏻💗 2mo
Stacypatrice So pretty! 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s great!! Keep up the good work! I‘m going to be doing this soon, even if it‘s with a cane!!🌸 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Great view! 👏 2mo
Crazeedi I love your scenery! 2mo
BooknerdsLife Beautiful place 😍😍 2mo
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Pricel101
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This print is in my daughters home 📚✌️ 💜 There isn‘t anything I would rather do than than read about, talk about and think about books with @samjmitchell

#justacoupleofnerds #raisingareader #books4life

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lisakoby
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Beautiful and heart stoppingly good.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#recommendedread #shortread

charl08 Wow. Love the illustration in your copy! 2mo
TrishB It was 👍🏻 2mo
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Pricel101
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A short but powerful read to begin #womensfiction2019! Teenager Sylvie goes on a 2 week trip to Northumberland with her overbearing and strict archeologist father to reenact life as Iron Age people. Love it!

Booksnchill Still thinking about this one 2mo
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Abailliekaras
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A perfect small novel. Silvie & her parents camp as Iron Age people with a professor & 3 students. There‘s something folkloric about Silvie‘s story, but Moss grounds it in realism & the students counterbalance the weird dystopic feel. Moss writes without embellishment but gives us great characters, vivid landscape & a slice of British history which throws light on its identity (Brexit) & attitudes to women. Loved the spare, rich prose & humour.

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 2mo
monalyisha Looking foreward to this even more now! (edited) 2mo
Abailliekaras @trishb thanks! @monalyisha I look forward to hearing what you think! 2mo
ClairesReads Great review- I‘m really looking forward to this one 2mo
Abailliekaras @clairesreads thank you! Hope you like it. 2mo
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Hunsakermountain
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Although I am enjoying this, I don‘t know if I see it on the short list. #WomensPrize #WomensPrizeLonglist2019

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Abailliekaras
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My books for a one-night trip to Melbourne. 😂 we were busy the whole time and I read about 7 pages in total... loving Ghost Wall so far.

Freespirit This sounds good! 2mo
Abailliekaras @Freespirit I‘ve just finished it - loved it. 💫 now trying to gather my thoughts for a review. 😜 2mo
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charl08
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Short book with power.

(And humour: love the "up from where?")

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charl08
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Interesting category assigned by my library!

saresmoore That is interesting. A gun would‘ve put me off reading this, but I just read it and absolutely loved it! I hope it doesn‘t deter others. 2mo
charl08 @saresmoore it's the not particularly sophisticated label for crime fiction: which isn't how I'd categorise it! 2mo
RachelO 🤔 2mo
batsy Having read and loved it, this label does confuse me 😆 2mo
charl08 @betsy me too? 2mo
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saresmoore
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Oof. That was intense and lovely and pithy. Such incredible writing, rich characterization—I want more! This was ominous and infuriating but somehow also bright and hopeful, like the heat and the sun that pervade the narrative. Just, wow.

KarenUK Ooooh goody! I have this on my kindle..... 👍💕 2mo
saresmoore @KarenUK I really think you‘ll like it. 2mo
batsy So good! Ominous and intense like the heat it describes, yes! And this cover is perfection. 2mo
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saresmoore @batsy I would display that cover art in my home. It‘s so good! 2mo
Lindy Great review! I‘m looking forward to reading this when my library hold comes in. 2mo
saresmoore @Lindy I do think you‘ll like it. 2mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 her writing is awesome 2mo
Lindy @saresmoore 😊👍 2mo
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TrishB
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I think Sarah Moss writes beautifully (but would like some dialogue punctuation, call me old fashioned 🤷‍♀️).
Wonderful read, I usually like longer books and I think this could have been. But so much menace and darkness in a relatively few pages. Silvie 💔 a great MC.

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
batsy Silvie is such an unforgettable character ❤️ 2mo
laurenbescoby Really enjoyed this when I read it last year! 2mo
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saresmoore I‘m reading this now and forcing myself to take breaks because I want to devour it. What an incredible writer! 2mo
TrishB @laurenbescoby it‘s an absorbing read 👍🏻 2mo
TrishB @batsy she‘s wonderful 💔 2mo
TrishB @saresmoore I took a few breaks too! Just wanted to admire how she was writing it 💕 2mo
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SharonGoforth
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A slim novel, but one that speaks volumes to the many meanings of sacrifice. I love Sarah Moss‘ writing, and Ghost Wall did not disappoint. Definitely worthy of being longlisted for the Women‘s Prize ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Redwritinghood
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A creepy story about primitive culture and an abusive father. The story is mainly about how a teen girl deals with her father‘s abuse during a summer camping trip designed to experience Iron Age culture. I may have detected a bit of nationalism here, too, in the father‘s preference for this early British culture. Wonderful writing, but I wished the story hadn‘t been so brief. 3.5⭐️

SharonGoforth I just finished this today, and completely agree that it should have been longer! There was certainly enough material to work with, character/plot-wise. 2mo
batsy I was just thinking about it the other day—would have loved it to be longer, too! 2mo
Redwritinghood @SharonGoforth @batsy It just felt a little unfinished to me. 2mo
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Godpants
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This book is powerful. Just full of dread and anxiety.

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Godpants
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Very excited to start this short one. This cover is also exactly my aesthetic.

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nomadreader
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Starting my 2019 #WomensPrize longlist reading with the shortest title!

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Expandingbookshelf
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“Who are the ghosts again, us or our dead? Maybe they imagined us first, maybe we were conjured out of the deep past by other minds.”

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nomadreader
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A quick library run, a raid of my #BOTM TBR shelf, and a Kindle full of galleys leaves me with 14 excellent choices for my first #WomensPrize longlist book of 2019. (The other 2 titles are on their way from the UK!) What are you dipping into first?

ReadingEnvy I just finished 3mo
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AnneCecilie
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The Women‘s Prize for Fiction longlist was published earlier today.

I‘ve already read Circe and Ghost Wall.
I was already on the waiting list for Normal People and Milkman, and after the longlist I‘m also waiting for Swan Song, Freshwater, The Silence of the Girls and Ordinary People. These are the books my library have.

The rest I will ready about and decide if they‘re worth my money.

CouronneDhiver Seems like a good mix of books! 3mo
Suet624 I‘m so glad that Freshwater made the cut. 3mo
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TheLibrarian
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My February wrap up! This was a pretty good month for me.

Favorite: The Silent Patient
Least favorite: The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

What was your favorite book you read in February?

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great. Nice job! 📖💖 3mo
TrishB Fav in Feb we‘re Once Upon a River and The Heavy Bear. 3mo
TheLibrarian @TrishB I haven‘t heard of The Heavy Bear but will need to check it out! Once Upon a River is on my tbr pile. 3mo
TrishB The Heavy Bear is a quirky, very one off book, may not be to everyone‘s taste. 3mo
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rmaclean4
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February was another very productive reading month! 12 books completed 8 of which complete various reading challenges.

Stand out reads this month have been Rage Becomes Her and Ghost Wall!

rmaclean4 The Seven 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle: Stuart Turton 2 🌟
Nevermoore: The Trials of Morrgan Crow: Jessica Townsend 4 🌟Severance: Ling Ma 3 🌟
Rage Becomes Her: Soraya Chemaly 5 🌟
Ghost Wall: Sarah Moss 4.5 🌟
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World:Debbie Tung 3.5 🌟
Don't Call Us Dead: Danez Smith
The Clothing of Books: Jhumpa Lahiri 2 🌟

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rmaclean4 The Blood of Flowers: Anita Amirrezvani 3.5 🌟
In An Absent Dream:Seanan McGuire 4 🌟
A Place For Us: Fatima Farheen Mirza 4 🌟
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Kleonard
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Compelling, often frightening novel. Sylvie is a great strong protagonist.

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AnneCecilie
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A short and powerful novel about abuse. In this novel we meet Silve and her parents living in a hut for an experimental archaeology class they have been allowed to join in on along with the students and their professor. The novel shows how group dynamic works and who easy thing moves out of control.

#Booked2019 - Related to a Podcast. This novel was talked about at All the Books!

Cinfhen This sounds really good! #stacked 3mo
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rmaclean4
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Haunting and disturbing slim novel. Loved the writing, makes me want to read Sarah Moss's other fiction! A domestic story on the surface but really explores male privilege through out the ages. Outstanding. 4.5 🌟

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ShannonColleen
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Doesn't get much better than this 😍 Coffee and a book before I head into work

SamAnne Have it on order from the library! 3mo
ShannonColleen @SamAnne I started and finished it today! Not my favorite book, but definitely worth the read! 3mo
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ShannonColleen
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New day, new book! Up next from mount TBR: Ghost Wall!

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sophierayton
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Short and haunting.

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AnneCecilie
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Next up.

I‘ve heard a lot of great reviews for this one, Sarah Moss in general and her previous book, Tidal Zone.

🤞 I love this as much as everyone else

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Becker
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If the first 2 pages of this story don't completely captivate you.... I'll eat my book.😍

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TheLibrarian
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A short book about a group of people, including a family, that are part of an archaeological experiment where the group lives as if they are in the Iron Age.

I really enjoyed the story, but would have loved quotations or something to indicate when people were speaking.

businessmermaid The cover is beautiful! 4mo
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