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The Magician's Assistant
The Magician's Assistant | Ann Patchett
Sabine-- twenty years a magician's assistant to her handsome, charming husband-- is suddenly a widow. In the wake of his death, she finds he has left a final trick; a false identity and a family allegedly lost in a tragic accident but now revealed as very much alive and well. Named as heirs in his will, they enter Sabine's life and set her on an adventure of unraveling his secrets, from sunny Los Angeles to the windswept plains of Nebraska, that will work its own sort of magic on her.
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Lcsmcat
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“Anything that was not about a girl‘s love for her horse.” 😂

jewright I remember refusing to read anymore books about horses. Black Beauty was so traumatic! 9mo
Lcsmcat @jewright When I was about 12 my mother and I were waiting somewhere and she didn‘t have a book with her. I offered her mine, about a girl who loses her horse, and Mom said she‘d rather not because the girl would just get the horse back. 9mo
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Lcsmcat
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Starting this today. I hope the rabbit‘s face isn‘t indicative of things to come. 😁🐇

Texreader That is a scary rabbit 9mo
Lcsmcat @Texreader I‘m only 60 some pages in, but so far Rabbit is sweet. 9mo
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Butterflyamore
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TBR book: The premise is definitely a matter of #fooledyou and I am looking forward to reading it. #springintoreading @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 10mo
vkois88 Sounds interesting! 10mo
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JeffreyK

I'm about halfway through this book, my first Ann Patchett, and I'm loving it.

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RobinGustafson
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Deborah42
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Pickpick

Sabine has been Parsifal‘s assistant for many years. Though he‘s gay and uninterested in her as a romantic partner, he finally marries her after his beloved dies. When Parsifal dies unexpectedly, Sabine discovers that his family is not dead (as he told her) but alive and on their way to visit her in Los Angeles.

I absolutely love Patchett‘s writing. My only complaint is that her endings are so abrupt. I wanted more!

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Lcsmcat
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A stack of #red books from my and my husband‘s TBR. #readingResolutions @Jess7

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ErinGoBragh1011
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Bailedbailed

So i ditched this book in the middle of the first chapter. I just couldn't get into it. I was so bored I didn't want to pick it back up to read it.

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ErinGoBragh1011
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IndyHannaJones Hmm I've thought of reading this one... 2y
ErinGoBragh1011 @IndyHannaJones I am not really sure jow I feel about it yet. It was free in Kindle Unlimited and I jeard good things about it. Its too soon to tell. I am only 60pgs in. 2y
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Aseleener
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This popped up on my FB memories today from 3 years ago. Pretty much the worst typo I've ever seen in a professionally published novel. 💩 😮 #typo

TrishB Ouch....that‘s a bad one! 2y
rabbitprincess 😂😂😂💩 2y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Book mail from Book Depository. 😊 Always fun to receive “Royal Mail” 😊😊😊 I HAD to have The Magician‘s Assistant with this cover! Had to. It‘s perfect for the weather outside right now too.

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Pickpick

I love everything I've read by Ann Patchett and this book was no exception. I'm always so sad to leave her characters behind when the book ends!

RebelReader I just read this too and loved it!❤️ 2y
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This is my #libraryhaul today. I started the above mentioned book on audio, but unfortunately I didn't finish it in time so I had to pick up a hard copy. I have read all of Patchett's books except this one and The Patron Saint of Liars which is still on my #TBR list. In my defense, I did return 4 books. 😜

mcipher This is my favorite Patchett!! Now I want to read it again. 2y
RebelReader @mcipher I'm just at the point where she goes to Nebraska. I'm enjoying it so far! 👍 2y
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Current audiobook. It is great having a job I get to travel and listen!

scripturient I still owe you a letter. It‘s coming soon, I promise. 🙂 2y
BkClubCare @scripturient - no worries; no pressures; all fun 💌📝 2y
BkClubCare @scripturient - I'm still listening to this book... it's odd and strangely fascinating. Patchett is a wonder 2y
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GhostStories
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My Deronda interlude between Meeting Streams and Maiden's Choosing: a story of discovering a family connection you didn't know existed. Difficult to put down. But oh my--what a corny cover!

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Kelly
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I'm not really a crier when I read but the book on the left is one I love so much it makes me cry thinking about it and the one on the right is one that made me laugh-cry more than a few times. #riotgrams

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MissKatie
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Help! An hour in and not really feeling it. . .

If you've read it, what do you think:
keep going or give up now?

🐰 🎩 #hoopla

rubyslippersreads I'll be interested in seeing what people say, because this is one I keep wondering if I want to read or not. 3y
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Jeg
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Op shop buy today. $1! I've read Bel Canto and right now reading Commonwealth. So sometime soon I'll give this a go. Have you read it @MrsMalaprop ?

MrsMalaprop Oh wow! Such a bargain. And no, the only Ann Patchett I've read is Bel Canto & State of Wonder. Look forward to your review. 3y
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LaLove
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Ugh, I loved this book until the end. Felt forced and didn't fit.

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MMenefee
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This is even better than Bel Canto, IMO. At only $2.99 what've you got to lose? 🐰

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LitDrivenGirl
Magician's Assistant | Ann Patchett
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When they fill the window with cast off books & you go in looking for the window realizing it is the books they considered worthy not to find 😉. Small used bookstore we found after our weekend knitting session & had to leave after a short visit b/c once again my body decides no more! I'm tired of being sick 😝. I did, however, stumble upon an Ann Patchett book. I don't know if this is where to start with her, but I'm game. #weekend #annpatchett

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forbirdsandtea
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Just started my first Ann Patchett book - loving it so far! Thanks Litsy for the introduction! #annpatchett #amreading #libraryrental

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ApoptyGina69

I read this as an e-book in the dark under the covers during a bad bout of insomnia. Ha! Don't read such a fantastic book if you're trying to doze off. I was riveted.

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makeworkproject
Magician's Assistant | Ann Patchett
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My favourite book. Gorgeous.