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The Girls at 17 Swann Street
The Girls at 17 Swann Street | Yara Zgheib
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TheNerdyProfessor
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Holy emotional read. This book follows Anna as she seeks treatment for her anorexia. It provides a realistic look inside the struggles associated with eating disorders - for those who are sick and their families as well. This is definitely not easy reading material but my heart broke for these girls and their successes and failures. It also used a short chapter format which made it easy to breeze through. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Dawnrod1970 Loved this book! 4d
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Callemarie
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Here are my #top6 of 2019 so far. It's going to.be hard to top some of these! I pick @Smangela and @britt_brooke

ephemeralwaltz Neverworld Wake was fun! 2w
britt_brooke Nice choices! 2w
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collegecatlady
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Here are my #top6reads from the first half of the year! These have all been five star reads for me but the tagged book has been my favorite of the year so far!

Cinfhen This is a solid list!!! I have a few I own but haven‘t read yet!!! Need to bump them up my TBR 😊Thanks for sharing and posting 💗 2w
TheNerdyProfessor Loved loved All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. She has a new book coming out in August! 1w
collegecatlady @TheNerdyProfessor I have an ARC of it that I haven‘t gotten to yet. I‘m very excited to read it though! 1w
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collegecatlady
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This novel is arresting and heartbreaking. It is not overly emotional, but finds a way to be just the right amount. I cannot praise this novel more. This should be required reading. I have never read a more compelling, intense, and accurate view of eating disorders and the support systems behind recovery.

Book #2 down at just under 5 hours!

#24b4Monday #readathon #arc

EKonrad Really loved this one. So spot on about the realities of eating disorders. 3w
Andrew65 Going great! Well done 👏👏👏 3w
BookNAround This made me cry. It was such an amazing portrayal of anorexia. 3w
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BookNAround
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Reading in my book spot this morning.

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Bookmarkie
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howjessreads
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Day 21 of #30junebooks is new release. THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET just came out February, and I found it fascinating! It tells the story of newlywed Anna, who struggles with anorexia, and who ends up at 17 Swann Street, a home for women with eating disorders. It was sad, but really good, and ultimately hopeful.

Emilymdxn I really want to read this! It‘s been hard to get in the uk every time I‘ve tried :( 4w
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peacegypsy
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From the library TBR stack....

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guinsgirlreads
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An emotional story about a girl with anorexia. A co-worker told me that a patron had enjoyed this one and noted it, otherwise I would not have given it a thought. I never read the blurbs on it. I am glad I read it!

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guinsgirlreads
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Absolutely flying through this! I don‘t want to do anything else right now 👍🏻😉! #beerandabook #amreading

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guinsgirlreads
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I can‘t decide which book to read next, ugh. Trying this one!

j.rye That‘s the worst! Hopefully it was a good pick. 3mo
guinsgirlreads @j.rye I was told it was good, and it seems to be so far!! Thanks! 3mo
Callemarie I loved this book! 3mo
guinsgirlreads @Callemarie Great! I am as well so far! 3mo
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Kristy_K
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A powerful book about a young woman with anorexia. Anna develops anorexia after moving to the States with her husband from Paris. When her husband and family finally step in, Anna is admitted to a residential treatment center on Swann Street. There she meets a group of girls suffering from various types of eating disorders and forms bonds with them while struggling to accept and fight her disease.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#netgalley #arc #anorexia

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Hoopiefoot
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Living my best life. #marchmadness

Crazeedi YES!!!!💜💜💜march madness!! 4mo
Pamwurtzler @Hoopiefoot @Crazeedi 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
Hoopiefoot @Pamwurtzler @Crazeedi It‘s my favorite time of year! 4mo
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candority
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After spiraling in anorexia, Anna, a 26-year-old dancer, enters 17 Swann Street, a residential treatment facility for women with eating disorders. The novel focuses on her treatment there, as well as snippets of her past. The author, Yara Zgheib, approaches the topic of eating disorders with sensitivity and grace, while remaining realistic. She uses a writing style that is compulsively readable, and I was captivated by Anna‘s voice and experience.

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LittleMissSunshine11
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Beautifully written. An important read for moms of girls... and also to open our eyes to the silent struggles many women face. Take care of yourselves, ladies.

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LoLo_and_The_Dude
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@StMartinsPress must have known my birthday is tomorrow and sent me this! #meetmeonswannstreet #happybirthdaytome

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cinann
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I've been working at the library for almost a year and a half and I just today discovered a cart with arcs that employees can take. They in an area that I don't always go to and I never gave the cart much thought until something about it caught my eye today. I don't know if it's a good thing that I found out about it because now I'll be bringing even more books home.

BookishMarginalia Yey! Score! I love arcs! 4mo
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Cityofamber
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This book was beautifully written. It was powerful and I couldn‘t put it down.

Linsy Oh my goodness, your teapot is amazing!!!!! ♥️ 5mo
Cityofamber @Linsy thanks 😊 it was a Christmas present from my sister:) 5mo
Reecaspieces I loved this book! Hard to read in places but such an eye opener! 5mo
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JenReadsAlot
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This book was emotional and difficult at times, yet I could not put it down.

Reecaspieces Yes...it is a good one 5mo
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mrozzz
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Mehso-so

Anna is a French woman living in the Midwest US with her husband Matthias. Lonely & forced to eat meals alone, she often doesn't eat at all. They'd moved together from France after a whirlwind romance & Anna hasn't found her footing. She is soon regulating her food such that her weight drops below 90lbs and she is admitted to an inpatient treatment center. While I applaud the author for taking on a complicated disorder I didn‘t feel very invested.

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collegecatlady
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Hey #groupz! These are the choices I‘m thinking about. Let me know what you think! Have you read any of these already? Are any of these on your TBR?

Mccall0113 I'm not picky! Look interesting 5mo
Reggie I haven‘t read any of these so I‘m good with anything. 5mo
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LA_Mead House of Impossible Beauties is on my TBR @collegecatlady ! 5mo
Mccall0113 Ok. I suck. I can‘t find the email that states who I send my book to... can anyone help a girl out? Mccallbush@hotmail.com 4mo
Mccall0113 @collegecatlady I received your book! So far so good 4mo
Mccall0113 @collegecatlady can you send me the email with the rotation? See above ^^ 4mo
collegecatlady @Mccall0113 Just sent it! The order is in the attachment. You send to @LA_Mead 4mo
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Allietaylor16
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My latest #libraryhaul

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donnamartinreads
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A beautiful novel. I adore the lyrical way Zgheib writes.

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EKonrad
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As far as mental health diagnoses go, I believe eating disorders are one of the most frequently misunderstood diseases. Because of these misconceptions, most books centered around eating disorders have a falsity to them. Enter Yara Zgheib's novel: one of the best fictional depictions of what it's actually like to live with an eating disorder.

Full review up at erinkonrad.com!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #netgalley

BridgetteM I agree, it‘s a very realistic portrayal of living with an eating disorder. 5mo
tpixie This was such a great book!!! So informative! So moving. Loved the different formats used for different chapters!! 💖💖💖💖 5mo
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angel1
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So I had to jump on the bookcart craze...and I love it! All the books on the cart are books I‘ve won in giveaways and hadn‘t got to read yet😳📚😍#bookcart #giveawaywins #tbr

MidnightBookGirl I'm going to Ikea next week to get a couple! 5mo
Nute I love it! 5mo
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ambam1987
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can‘t put this one down...

Reecaspieces I loved this book! Fantastic! 5mo
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Reecaspieces
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🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭 review is up on my blog. Stop by and say hi. This book is not for everyone, but I loved it.

https://reecaspieces.com/2019/02/07/the-girls-at-17-swann-street-by-yara-zgheib-...

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LDuffN
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I really enjoyed this book! It left a mark on my heart and I will be thinking about this book for a while.

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angel1
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Nightly reading time for me...finally!!📚

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Bookswithjams
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A stunning, heartbreaking, beautiful book that focuses on Anna Roux, who struggles with anorexia. The author does a beautiful job at capturing the struggles that people go through, whether it is anorexia, bulimia, depression or any other type of disorder. She also perfectly captured the struggles and frustrations that loved ones go through as well.

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Her mind & body were in constant fight against each other - to eat or not to eat; to fight or flee. It was exhausting. It sometimes felt hopeless and the torture, never-ending. She felt the whole world was against her.

Full review on my blog. Link in profile.

What a powerful yet heartbreaking read. I urge everyone to read it.

Thank you #Netgalley and #StMartinsPress for a free eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Crazeedi Very informative review! Sounds like a good but hard book to read 5mo
Crazeedi Following you on goodreads and blog 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Crazeedi thank you Diane!! ❤️❤️ 😘 I followed and requested to be your friend in Goodreads too! 😊And followed your blog as well! Hope you'll get to read the book! 😊 5mo
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Crazeedi @Jee_HookedOnBookz my blog is on hold right now just fyi. I havent taken the time to get it really up and running. One of my goals this year 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Crazeedi no problem! I'll be there when you're ready to get it up and running! Looking forward to reading your posts! 😊 5mo
Kaye Hiya Jee. Long time no see. Thought I‘d drop in and say howdy. 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Hiya @kaye! Thanks for stopping by! 😊Been bz with the family lately with CNY! How are you? How have you been? 💕 5mo
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collegecatlady
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Thank you so much @SiriuslyWeasley !

I truly appreciate your generosity and I‘m so excited to read this! I may even use it for my next #lmpbc pick! #jb

SiriuslyWeasley I'm glad it arrived safely. It was definitely an interesting read, hope you enjoy! 5mo
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MellieAntoinette
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***#earc thanks to #netgalley for a fair review***

The high praise attached to this debut work is not unjustified. The reader sinks into Anna‘s shoes so deeply, it‘s hard to remember it‘s just a book. But I feel like the saltiness of the overall tone should have colored the ending more bitter than sweet.

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MellieAntoinette
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***#earc thanks to #netgalley for a fair review***

In the end, it leaned towards stirred - the light at the end of the tunnel of happy endings, a misplaced puzzle piece that just didn‘t seem to fit after pages of turbulent behavior that leaves the reader, well, shaken. A denouement that never quite denoues even as we‘re meant to see plot lines stitching themselves together in the age old question of what next?

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MellieAntoinette
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***#earc thanks to #netgalley for a fair review***

This harrowingly deep dive into the mental darkness of eating disorders is like a dirty martini with extra olives. Ironic I would use a food analogy here, but the ending was not what I was expecting. I was expecting the shaken not stirred anecdote of James Bond lore - an emotional roller coaster you can‘t control, stop or redirect.

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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#Netgalley

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DarcysMom
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JamieArc Curious to see reviews for this! 5mo
Reecaspieces I loved it. It is not for everyone tho. But it is heart wrenching 5mo
MellieAntoinette This one‘s a gut wrencher. I‘m halfway through. But the writing is solid! 5mo
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ReadingisMyPassion
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Zgheib masterfully gets inside the head of Anna as she is now forced to eat six meals a day. Through flashbacks of Anna‘s life we are witness to her gradual descent into an eating disorder. Anna knows she has much in her life that is worth getting better for, but is she strong enough to win out over the anorexia that calls to her every minute of every day?

BridgetteM I‘m reading this right now and loving it! 6mo
tpixie @BridgetteM this a such a great book!!! 5mo
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laurenlovesliterature
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I really can't believe that this is Yara's first book. She writes with the skill of someone who has been doing this for some time now. Her writing style is very poetic and hypnotic.

This book was unflinchingly honest and the subject matter regarding eating disorders, and their affect, not only on the individual, but those around them, is very important for young girls and women alike.

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BridgetteM
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My weekend read. I can‘t put it down! Thank you, @StMartinsPress for sending me this ARC. (It‘s out 2/5).

laurenlovesliterature So good!! 6mo
BridgetteM @laurenlovesliterature I am loving it so far! 6mo
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SoSheReads
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Very excited that I won an #ARC of The Girls at 17 Swann Street! Thank you to The Girlfriend and #spiveys📚club for posting about it!

Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy !🎉🎉🎉 6mo
SoSheReads @Crazeedi thank you!! 💛📚☺️ 6mo
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KatieDid927
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Only an hour and a half in and finished up this one. I liked the style of the narrative but didn‘t connect to the main character very much. Still a good read. Thanks to @StMartinsPress for the #ARC. #24in48 @24in48

(a Goodreads giveaway)

collegecatlady This sounds really interesting. Stacked! 6mo
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BlueStockingReviews
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Anorexia is a difficult subject to read about. Particular if you know someone that has suffered from it. But this book is worth the read. I walked away with a much better appreciation and understanding. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-girls-at-17-swann-street

Slajaunie Can‘t do it. Good for you! 6mo
BlueStockingReviews I get it! 6mo
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laurenlovesliterature
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Here's the back of the book

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laurenlovesliterature
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Next book up for me! 😊

Slajaunie What is it about? 6mo
laurenlovesliterature @Slajaunie , it's about a young woman's life with anorexia. 6mo
Slajaunie Difficult subject. My sister had anorexia. 6mo
laurenlovesliterature Very difficult. I'm so sorry that your sister and family had to deal with that. 6mo
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SoniaC
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This book was so beautifully written. It really is powerful and touching. Releases on 2/5/19 I highly recommend it!

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Kathrin
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Pros: topic, writing style in general
Cons: topics was handled naively (my POV), the different fonts used (made me crazy)

I don‘t regret reading it though!

Thanks @Graciouswarriorprincess for winning this book for the @litsybookclub ❤️❤️❤️

Graciouswarriorprincess @Kathrin You‘re welcome. 6mo
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Callemarie
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To say I loved this book is an understatement... it was wonderfully real and heartbreaking. It made me smile in parts and in other areas I felt my tears starting to fall. It's an honest look at anorexia and I'm so happy I was given an opportunity to read it

Kshakal I totally agree!!! 6mo
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Callemarie
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Beautiful.

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Callemarie
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I'm loving everything about this book. Only 100 pages left but I dont want it to end.

Amor4Libros I loved it!! 6mo
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