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Displacement: A Travelogue | Lucy Knisley
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In her graphic memoirs, New York Times-best selling cartoonist Lucy Knisley paints a warts-and-all portrait of contemporary, twentysomething womanhood, like writer Lena Dunham (Girls). In the next installment of her graphic travelogue series, Displacement, Knisley volunteers to watch over her ailing grandparents on a cruise. (The books watercolors evoke the ocean that surrounds them.) In a book that is part graphic memoir, part travelogue, and part family history, Knisley not only tries to connect with her grandparents, but to reconcile their younger and older selves. She is aided in her quest by her grandfathers WWII memoir, which is excerpted. Readers will identify with Knisleys frustration, her fears, her compassion, and her attempts to come to terms with mortality, as she copes with the stress of travel complicated by her grandparents frailty.
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booklover3258
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As usual, another hit. This time Lucy's story is about going with her grandparents on a cruise. She takes care of them all the way through and learns a lot about patience, etc. This book is really perfect for anyone who wants to know what it is like to take care of elderly family, not to mention with onset dementia/Alzheimer's.

4 stars

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megnews
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My second #graphic travel memoir by Lucy Knisley. In this, she accompanies her grandparents, 91 & 93, on a Caribbean cruise. Battling the difficulties of traveling with the elderly and her grandma‘s worsening forgetfulness, she makes the best of the situation and tries to understand them and her family better. I would recommend.

Book 145/165 4/21/19

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JulietteGF
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Mehso-so

Not sure how I feel about this book... The content is interesting: the writer witnessing the decline of her grandparents. I also liked the parts in which she included the memoirs of her grandfather. However, I'm not a fan of the illustrations... On the same subject, I would rather recommend Can't we talk about something more pleasant?

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Avidreader25
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“Whenever I travel through crowded places, I‘m struck by how human beings en masse are so incredibly hideous, while individual humans can be so heartbreakingly beautiful. Congregated: ugly, ubiquitous, and repellent. Individually:
nuanced, intricate, beautiful, and unknowable. Fragile, separate, singular… Fascinating. This just kills me.”

nomadreader I loved that book. 2y
Avidreader25 @nomadreader I have yet to be disappointed by one of her books. 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
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So this was my 4th Knisley, loved it of course. Both the narrative & the drawing style were more tightly controlled, it seemed, than usual, & I actually felt something was lost in that control. I'm getting really nitpicky only bc I love her work-and I had thought in the past that perhaps her work was a little too loosy-goosy, but this one helped show me what that freedom really gives you. I love looking at the small differences between her books.

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readsusieread
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I wasn't sure if I was going to participate in the #LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon. I have so many great reads competing for my attention! But there are so many great posts about graphic novels/memoirs up today. I couldn't resist the Litsy peer pressure.

I don't know where I'll begin though!

Betty Glad you're joining in! You have a WEEK! 2y
AmyG My Favorite Thing is Monsters is Absolutely wonderful and gorgeous. 2y
readsusieread @Betty THANK YOU! 2y
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readsusieread @AmyG it's big and intimidating too! I may have to ease into that one! 2y
Betty @readsusieread I started My Favorite Monsters in June; put it aside after several pages; picked it up again in Nov or Dec. you might want to do the same -- depending. 2y
Clwojick 😂😂😂 Glad you gave in to the peer pressure and decided to join us. 😆 2y
readsusieread @Clwojick me toooooo! Thanks for putting it together! 2y
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readsusieread
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Because @lacythebookworm is doing it and I want to play...I'm participating in #boutofbooks this week!

I plan to finish..
1. When Dimple Met Rishi
And read loads of graphic novels
2. Displacement
3. Was She Pretty
4. Gray Horses
5. A-Force: Volume 0
6. Giant Days: Volume 4
7. Jonesy: Volume 3
8. Monsteress: Volume 1

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Lacythebookworm
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On to the next graphic novel. I‘m a fan of Knisley‘s work, so I‘m trying to read through her backlist.

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rebeccavoy
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Graphic travelogues are a particular joy of mine, and @lucyknisley is especially skilled at finding the beauty, the joy, and the humour in the smallest of moments. This travelogue does all that her previous work accomplishes, but also adds in the heartbreaking layers of family and aging.

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ohyeahthatgirl
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How I feel lately.

This is Knisley's story of her Caribbean cruise with her elderly, declining grandparents. Having just visited my own grandma, it was a gut punch. She handles their mortality with love and kindness. I just hope I can be as brave as she is. #readharder2017 #travelmemoir

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jessberk13
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I appreciated this book even more today, reading it in one sitting after spending a day with my family. We live two hours apart now, and it's really hard for me to not see my grandparents every day like I used to. I cherish the time we spend together even more now. ❤

UrsulaMonarch Love your collage! 2y
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jessberk13
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This is heartbreaking to me as well. I have long since dubbed myself "keeper of memories" for my family. I keep the photo albums and save the important things.

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AileenRR
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Still loving Lucy. Can't wait til she has a book out on parenthood

jessberk13 I just requested a bunch of these from my library - thank you for posting about them! 2y
AileenRR @Jessica Have you read any of her stuff before? 2y
jessberk13 I have not! 2y
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AileenRR @Jessica I hope you fall in love with her as I have 😊 2y
jessberk13 So @AileenRR I just picked up 3 of these from the library today. Is there a certain order they should be read? 2y
AileenRR @jessica I didn't read them in order, but chronologically they go: French Milk (which I haven't read yet), Relish, An Age of License, Displacement, and Something new. I think I did 2, 3, 5, 4. 2y
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Iceangel9
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This was funny and sad. Really confronts you with your own mortality.

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Zelma
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I had a full day of hygge yesterday. The candle is apple-scented. There was wine and not seen are the comfy pajamas, fuzzy slippers, and bowl of peanut m&ms. This book was so what I needed. Knisley is someone I really enjoy - some books I like, some I love. This is a love. Her story about her aging grandparents, frustrations of taking them on a trip, and reflection of mortality were so timely for me. Excellent.

DebinHawaii Now that I've finally read Relish I want to read more from her. 📚👍 3y
Zelma @DebinHawaii I absolutely loved Relish. Age of License was good but not my favorite. I am eager to read the rest of her books as well. 3y
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Zelma
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Two days of moving my elderly blind mother-in-law in with us, getting settled, washing, cleaning, organizing, adjusting, people in and out, clutter, chaos, and cleaning as much cigarette smoke smell out of her stuff.... I am done. Need a break. Sitting in my happy place with coffee and a timely book choice. Ahhhhh. ☕️😌

I-read-and-eat Sounds like you deserve it 😊 3y
Lynnsoprano Make sure to take time for yourself. Hugs. 3y
LauraBeth 💕💕 3y
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Laura317 Bless your heart! Take care of yourself, for sure. 3y
Wife Whew! 3y
LeahBergen Aww! 💗💗 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Sounds well-deserved! 3y
coffeenebula Self care is so important! ❤️ 3y
wordslinger42 We take care of my grandparents, so I definitely get what that's like -- keep doing things for yourself, too ❤ Your happy place is more important than it will seem sometimes & it's worth asking for help! 3y
Zelma @LeahBergen @CherylDeFranceschi @coffeenebula @wordslinger42 thanks so much! It's been a challenging transition these last few days. I got a little emotional last night and cried it out. It's been a tough year+. 💕 3y
wordslinger42 Praying for you guys ❤ I know it's tough but you'll make it through!! Books & coffee/tea make everything better 😊 3y
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Kathrin
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This hit the mark... I think this is an interesting and emotional way to discuss mortality.

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Betty
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Lucy accompanies her 90-year-old grandparents on a cruise.

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LA_Mead
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Oh Lucy Knisley, you make me laugh!

celtichik That's funny! 3y
Bookzombie 😂😂 3y
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SarahK
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A little graphic novel palate cleanser. And a little throwback vacation photo with my grandparents and cousin. #24in48

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WanderingBookaneer
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Another brilliant travelogue by Knisley! This time she goes on a weeklong cruise with her 90-something grandparents to record their life stories.

[DELETED] 2232195534 This is a great book! Very touching. I recommend it! 3y
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kay89
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Lovely.

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Denisereads75
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I have been reading all of Lucy Knisley's graphic memoirs and this is my favorite so far. It is a travelogue about s cruise she took with her aging grandparents.

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DanaStaves
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Such a bittersweet book about Knisley traveling on a cruise with her very elderly grandparents - full of the work and frustration, but also those golden sweet moments.

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Fishinthefield
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I don't often read graphic novels, but this looked adorable - and it was. My grandparents have all passed and my grandmother had dementia when she went, so this book is heartbreakingly wonderful to me. So compassionate and real.

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DanaStaves
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Pre-dinner reading and snacks. Loving this book, and I'm only on day three of her journey. Bittersweet.

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catieohjoy
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A quick, lovely read. Lucy Knisley is a wonderful storyteller. This travelogue, which is peppered with excerpts from her grandfather's WWII memoir, is a graceful portrait of Knisley's relationship with her elderly grandparents. A trio out of place on a Caribbean cruise. 5/5⭐️

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catieohjoy
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Sitting down to start reading this beauty before bed. I adore Lucy Knisley—this travelogue/graphic memoir seems quite promising.