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Eleanor
Eleanor: A Novel | Jason Gurley
Eleanor and Esmerelda are identical twins with a secret language all their own, inseparable until a terrible accident claims Esmes life. Eleanors family is left in tatters: her mother retreats inward, seeking comfort in bottles; her father reluctantly abandons ship. Eleanor is forced to grow up more quickly than a child should, and becomes the target of her mothers growing rage. Years pass, and Eleanors painful reality begins to unravel in strange ways. The first time it happens, she walks through a school doorway, and finds herself in a cornfield, beneath wide blue skies. When she stumbles back into her own world, time has flown by without her. Again and again, against her will, she falls out of her world and into other, stranger ones, leaving behind empty rooms and worried loved ones. One fateful day, Eleanor leaps from a cliff and is torn from her world altogether. She meets a mysterious stranger, Mea, who reveals to Eleanor the weight of her familys loss. To save her broken parents, and rescue herself, Eleanor must learn how deep the well of her mothers grief and her fathers heartbreak truly goes. Esmereldas death was not the only tragic loss in her familys fragmented history, and unless Eleanor can master her strange new abilities, it may not be the last.
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BeaG
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Panpan

This book yesterday had too many stories filled with drama. I didn't care for it.

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Whimsical.Curiosity
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I mean, you had me at Eleanor since that's what we're naming our little girl when she arrives on 8/4!!
@Meaw_catlady thanks for the fun giveaway!! And the awesome Eleanor in my scroll feed ❤️
1. I would definitely miss Gizmo my orange tabby bff.
2. Start traveling earlier and study abroad.
3. I love that although I'm 36, my husband and I decided to add a little one to our family. #geriatricpreggo

Meaw_catlady Thanks for playing! That is a beautiful name! Blessings to you and your little family! I am super excited for you! 💕💕💕 you‘re entered! 6mo
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Butterflyamore
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The book I posted yesterday for #springintoreading would worked for #onewordtitles but I have this picture I took of Eleanor that I took earlier in the week and it works, too. 😊 @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vlwelser Love this book. 🌟 7mo
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Butterflyamore
Eleanor: A Novel | Jason Gurley
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Today‘s gems from The Dollar Tree.

~Dark blue nail polish
~The Little Red Guard
~Eleanor

Not pictured: Chocolate. It‘s in my belly. 🤷‍♀️

allureofbeauty I also bought Eleanor. 9mo
Stephuhhnieee My dad has Eleanor... Apparently three different versions were released before the final, and he has two of them. 😂 The endings might all be different. Talk about confusing. Jason Gurley also did the cover work for my dads book 😊 He‘s a cool guy! 9mo
Butterflyamore @Stephuhhnieee That‘s so awesome! 9mo
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Litpixie
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Even though most schools are back in session I find that I can't focus on anything to dense. So, until the end of August I'm going to read only fiction. Starting this today.

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Phinfluenza
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This book could easily be retitled Heartbreak & Tragedy (a tale to make your soul cry). This book is beautifully written and the story is told with a precise grace that will lovingly stab you in the heart over and over again. I cannot recommend it enough. This will remind you that you're alive.

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JoeyKaye
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Interesting premise. The end is heartwrenching.

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Foragingfantasy
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@Jas16 You, my dear, are a treasure. I‘m beyond excited for this book!! I have had my eye on it for a long while now and you completely made my week. Thank you.

Jas16 Yay! So glad that it arrived and added a nice surprise to your week! 2y
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2BR02B
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Holy gorgeous cover, Batman! Anyone read this? #coverlust

jaimeisbionic Wow 😍 2y
hermyknee That is a gorgeous cover! 2y
Clwojick 😍😍😍swoon! 2y
Soubhiville I have read it and liked it a lot. This cover is pretty. 2y
TricksyTails 😍😍😍 Stunning! 2y
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megt
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Won this on Goodreads AGES ago, but just finally read this one.

Gurley's beautiful, fantastical writing manages to be heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time. Underneath the fantasy elements is an exploration of the very real shape of a person's grief and the domino effects of loss. The narrative style took a bit to get used to and there are moments where the foreshadowing feels heavy handed, but it's a delightful reading experience.

DebReads4fun Great review! 2y
megt @DebReads4fun thank you! 😊 2y
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Jas16
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For some reason when I read this prompt I initially thought I didn't have any any books to match and then after five seconds of looking I pulled this one off my shelves. I cannot believe it didn't automatically come to mind because I love this cover (and hate the sticker that I can't remove without tearing it). #eyesoncovers #maybookflowers

LeslieO Errrrrrgh! Stickers are the worst! 3y
Zelma Have you tried a little bit of Gu Gone? That stuff works wonders. 3y
Jas16 @Zelma I will try it! 3y
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Jas16
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Here is a really bad #shelfie. I live in s studio so there is no room for more bookshelves. That is why each shelf has two rows of books (and I use my kitchen cabinets for more book storage). #aprilbookshowers

MicheleinPhilly Oh man. I lived in a TEENY TINY studio for 3 years. I'm amazed that I didn't get buried in piles of books stacked precariously EVERYWHERE. 3y
Jas16 @MicheleinPhilly With rent in San Francisco I will basically never be able to afford to move so I am lucky it mostly works. 3y
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andytbarnes
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Beautiful, grounded fantasy, Jason Gurley's Eleanor is an exquisite dive into three generations of trauma and absolute regret. Eleanor is the type of book you want to hoist into the hands of every reader you know without further comment other than "read." I knew very little going into it, and it satisfyingly kept morphing until the final page.
Thanks Bloggingforbooks for books for free paperback copy for my feedback.

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Jas16
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I hate stickers on my books. I especially hate stickers that tear the cover when you try to remove them. #bookishpetpeeves #marchintoreading

TrishB 😔😔😔 3y
Katerina I'm with you on that one 😞 3y
Kalalalatja Preach! 3y
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Suzze I am surprised at how many books still have covers that easily rip or get damaged by easy to remove stickers. So many stores use them, and those stores then return the damaged books to the publisher. 3y
KarenUK Yes! 😡 3y
JPeterson Yes! My old library use to put stickers on any holds you had, and I felt like every time you removed it, the book got more damaged. But since they had your name and library card number...had to be removed 3y
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EllieDottie
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It isn't spelled the same as my name because my mom wanted to be very creative with her spelling of Eleanor but I think it counts! #characterwhosharesyourname #riotgram

Readage I love that cover! 3y
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pinkash3
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"There should be someone in the world who loves you despite you."

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pamelac.xo
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I love book mail! #newpurchases

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megt
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My TBR for September is probably a bit ambitious. Work and school are going to take up a lot of time, but I'm still hoping to read all of these this month! A Torch Against the Night is a carry over from last month and quite a few of these are part of a backlog of Goodreads giveaways I'm slowly but surely finishing. Any standouts to you? Ones I should absolutely make time for this month?

Alicia Looks like a great selection!!! 3y
Varshitha Great list, I have a few of these in my TBR for September as well.. 3y
BooksForEmpathy I'm going to read this one too! 3y
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Dragon I'm a fan of the tv series Red Dwarf didn't know about a book 👍 3y
megt @Alicia @Varshitha Thanks! I'm looking forward to these ones! 3y
megt @BooksForEmpathy It was my BOTM pick! I'm already impatiently waiting for it to arrive. 😊 3y
megt @Dragon It's all new to me! @Liberty recommended it for me, so I promptly picked up a copy from the library. I'll have to check out the show, too. 3y
Megaled 1. I love that you made a list for Sept TBR 2. We both know you will hit the stretch books- if not beyond. You're a book reading machine- like Rory Gilmore. 🤓📖 3y
megt @Megaled I'm trying to be better about actually reading the books that I buy! You know, I stayed of buying loads of books and then leaving them to collect dust on my shelves (or in bags...) while I read books from the library instead. 🤓 And I certainly won't hate hitting the stretch books if I can! We'll see how much time the school reading takes! 3y
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allmyprettybooks
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Beautiful and haunting, driven by character and memory... A blend of magic and sci-fi.

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SarahK
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#augustphotochallenge my downstairs books stacks. It's gotten a little out of control.

QueenAnne 😍😍😍😍😍📚📚📚📚📚 3y
Desha ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️📚📚📚📚📚📚!! What a happy picture! So many books! 😍 3y
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Jas16
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So glad that I gave into the impulse and bought this on my last trip to Portland. It is a beautifully written novel about family and grief combined with ambitious fantasy elements that elevate what could have been an ordinary novel into something transporting. I will be thinking about this one for days to come.

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joiedeslivres
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Good morning!!! Time to kick this readathon's butt!

One of my favorite books this year was Eleanor by Jason Gurley and I think I would love to hear Neil Gaiman narrate it. His voice is so smooth and mysterious, it would be such a nice touch! #24in48

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Patrice
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Wonderfully crafted, soulful story. Grips you from the start, and the surprises never end.

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Jas16
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Hard to read the words inside when I can't stop staring at the beautiful cover

Patrice And amazing, disturbing book. 3y
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Soubhiville
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Started this today, it grabbed me in the first couple pages. I think I'm going to love this book!

Notafraidofwords I keep getting mixed signals on this, would love to see your verdict once you're done. 3y
Soubhiville @Notafraidofwords I enjoyed it. I've never read anything quite like it. I kept being surprised. 3y
LisaReads I've been wanting to read this one!! 3y
Foragingfantasy I just heard about this book today. It's sounds like something I'd enjoy. 3y
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Samanthaknits
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Just started reading Gurley's Eleanor... Reading scenes written in my hometown (Portland--- specifically Hwy 26) was fun and slightly surreal!

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scalvosa
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This was so strange yet cohesive and beautiful. Great story. It was an emotional supernatural page-turner, I'm gutted that it ended.

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squibblesreads
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Literary fiction & magical realism. A poignant, raw, intricate portrayal of multigenerational grief and the ties that bind. Makes extraordinary out of the ordinary. I'm in LOVE. 😍

bookishteaparty This sounds amazing!! 4y
Elise.Ozarowski I keep almost picking this one up from the library, then putting it back in favor of the infinite stacks in my room...definitely going to grab this next time! 3y
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readingonarainyday
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Currently reading this one. Just got past the scene I was dreading and very excited for what's coming! This author certainly doesn't shy away from writing tough scenes.

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Kd_reads
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I had such a love hate relationship with this book. The first 100 pages I adored and was thinking it was the best book ever! Then the "sci fi" twist started and caught me off guard.Once I got into it, I was really enjoying the mystery of it all.

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overlyattachedreader
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"Esmerelda‘s death split their family as finely as an atom, and the resulting detonation blinded them all."

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ReadingWithCupcakes
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Late night reading because the kid won't sleep so I don't get to either