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The Fragments
The Fragments | Toni Jordan
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From the award-winning, bestselling author of Addition and Nine Days, a superbly crafted and captivating literary mystery about a lost book and a secret love.
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Freespirit
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This is a story of 2 stories, one set in 1980‘s Brisbane, the other in 1930‘s New York. It‘s about books, the mystery of a dead author and the fragments of her unpublished novel. I liked it a lot...the love of books, how much impact a book can have on readers, and an interesting mystery plot make it definitely a 4⭐️ read for me. #ausliterature

CarolynM Glad you liked it🙂Have you read her first book 1mo
Freespirit No I haven‘t @CarolynM Is it as good? 1mo
CarolynM I liked it a lot. Haven't been so keen on the ones between then and now. 1mo
Freespirit I will look out for it @CarolynM 😊 1mo
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Freespirit
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I find choosing my next book to read very exciting!! I just go with what I feel like at the time. Next for me is The Fragments by Toni Jordan. A loan from a friend who has marked it with tags which means I‘m probably in for a great read!
Afternoon tea is home made carrot cake. I don‘t bake often now my children have flown the coop because I‘ll eat it all !!

catebutler I love the excitement of choosing my next book too! Your cake and tea sound delicious!! 1mo
aprilpohren Yum!! 1mo
Freespirit And @catebutler Cate I pick it as soon as I finish the last one. I can't be without a book ready to read😊 1mo
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Freespirit Thanks @aprilpohren it was pretty good😍 1mo
LapReader Wish I was there. 1mo
CarolynM I loved the book, I'll look forward to seeing your review. And your afternoon tea looks gorgeous 😍 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Don‘t know about the book (look forward to your thoughts) but the cake looks delicious and love your tea set! 😍 1mo
BooknerdsLife Aww love your tea set and the cake looks delicious 😍💚 Happy reading to you 🙌🏼📚 1mo
Freespirit Thanks @LapReader @erzascarletbookgasm @BooknerdsLife thanks guys wish you were all here to share with me! 1mo
Freespirit I saw your review of The Fragments @CarolynM Looking forward to it! 1mo
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BookNAround
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Starting this one tonight. Not widely read on Litsy but pretty well loved by those who have. Looks promising!

CarolynM I loved it, hope you do too. 2mo
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TorieStorieS
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Thanks, #NetGalley for this booklover‘s book!!! It‘s a mystery and an exciting hunt for the truth behind the sensational story of an author‘s anticipated second novel that ends in death, destruction and a mystery that spans from 1939-1986! Set in Australia and America, I could not put this down!! I was frustrated, nervous and excited to have my theory proven right! I would definitely read more from this author!!

CarolynM I loved this one and her first 2mo
TorieStorieS Thanks, @CarolynM for the recommendation! Stacked!! 📚👍 2mo
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Jacquelyne
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It was perfect! Each storyline is packed full with hardships, dreams, love, betrayal, and hope as the author knits the two back to a crossroad of one moment in time. The theme is of women finding ways to be true to themselves. This was a meticulous novel. Even the supporting characters were developed well. It's worth every minute to read this. Toni Jordan draws you into each scene with vivid detail.

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margreads
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When you have some time to kill so you have to buy a book to read.

Waiting for the free concert to start at the local pop up park.

#aussieauthors #summer #summernights

CarolynM I really enjoyed this one🙂 4mo
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Abailliekaras
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Our latest episode is up! Annie & I discuss the New Yorker article about Dan Mallory (A J Finn); the Stella Prize longlist & The Fragments by Oz author Toni Jordan. Join us! 🎧📚

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Abailliekaras
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A good, light read with a vivid sense of place & strong women characters. Caddy searches for a lost book in 1980s Brisbane, her only clue a mysterious old lady called Rachel; then we meet Rachel as a young woman in 1930s NewYork with famous author Inga. I found the premise a bit contrived & ‘bookish‘ (insular) but got swept in the story, characters & warm tone. The ending, though hectic, is clever & casts a fresh light on the book.

Abailliekaras Brilliant - just realised I‘ve already reviewed this! 😂🙈 4mo
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Abailliekaras
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I liked much of this but thought the story was trying to be more than it was. The premise - a world-idolised author, 3 obsessed fans in Brisbane & a conspiracy about her second novel - felt implausible. So Caddie‘s story felt farcical to me, but I warmed to Rachel‘s story set in 1938. Engaging tone, sympathetic characters (except Philip a cartoonish villain) & prose beautiful at times. Good sense of place. Confusing ending.

CarolynM I didn't have any problems with it. I liked it a lot. 4mo
Abailliekaras @CarolynM I‘m on the fence with it! 4mo
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Abailliekaras
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I know some people love quotes like this in a novel, but I cringe when a character is self-consciously ‘bookish‘. It‘s too self-referential or insider-y somehow. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️

8little_paws Ditto. As if the author is self conscious the book won't be well liked. "Let's throw a character that loves to read in. Readers will LOVE THAT" 4mo
CarolynM I know what you mean, but I thought the bookishness of the characters in this novel is necessary to the plot. @8little_paws 4mo
Abailliekaras @8little_paws I know! 🙈 4mo
Abailliekaras @carolynM yes agreed, and I‘m more into the book now so it‘s not jarring as much. 4mo
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CarolynM
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Fragments of a lost manuscript by a beloved author who died in New York in the 1930's are on display in Brisbane in 1986. A chance encounter outside the display leads Caddie to question the accepted story surrounding the tragedy. Alternating chapters follow the events of the 1930's and Caddie's efforts to discover the truth. Some nice '80's nostalgia and some serious questions about academic ethics add colour to the story. I loved it. #ozfiction

LeeRHarry Stacked! 😊 7mo
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CarolynM
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He sells antiquarian books, she sells modern books.

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CarolynM
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Leftcoastzen Nice! 7mo
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