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Big Sky | Kate Atkinson
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Private investigator Jackson Brodie makes a much-anticipated return in this brand-new novel from the brilliant Kate Atkinson. Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It's picturesque, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, is fairly standard-issue, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network--and back across the path of his old friend Reggie. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking novel by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.
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LeslieO
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Here‘s my #Top6Reads of the year so far. It‘s been a great reading year.

LeslieO @tammy_sue Yes! I think I need to read more Peter Heller. 2d
tammy_sue That was my first book by Heller. He‘s one I‘ll be reading more of too. 😊 2d
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scripturient
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Loved it! A perfect Jackson Brodie novel. ❤️

Cathythoughts I loved it too 👍🏻♥️ 5d
TrishB Me three 💕 5d
CarolynM And me❤️ 5d
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt2 This is the Waterstones Exclusive Edition Of The new Jackson Brodie novel by Kate Atkinson. I love that I can buy signed copies from overseas,not that many authors bother to visit Australia unfortunately. It‘s a beautiful copy, I really like the endpapers, I‘d love to know which beach in the UK it is, stormy beaches are my favourite type. Jackson has moved to a quiet seaside village with his son, but things don‘t stay quiet for long.

Crazeedi Beautiful !💕 7d
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ClairesReads
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Big Sky is Atkinson at her best. Sure there‘s a bit of set up at the start of the novel, sure there‘s some neatly wound things at the end, but ultimately it doesn‘t matter. Big Sky is a great story, peopled with complex and interesting characters. Atkinson‘s narrative is one of horrific crimes, and she manages to shock, build immense tension, but also to make her reader laugh. This is no mean feat.

Great work Kate, this is just what I needed.

Redwritinghood Do you need to read the others in the series first? I haven‘t read any of these. 1w
TrishB Agreed 👍🏻 great review. 1w
TrishB @Redwritinghood I have to read in order, but I know others who‘ve read this and not read the rest of the series! 1w
ClairesReads @TrishB @Redwritinghood in some moments having read in order might add a little to your understanding of a couple of characters, or dynamics. But ultimately no, I don‘t think you‘d need to. 😊 1w
ClairesReads @TrishB thank you 🙏🏻 1w
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#LilithJuly

(Day 7 - #ACaseOfYou)

*Kate Atkinson has a new Jackson Brodie novel out, which is cause for celebration, imho! I‘ll have a case of Jackson Brodie working another case, please....

Cinfhen Are u joining @BarbaraBB and me for the buddy read of Case Histories in January!?!?! #BelowZer00s 1w
KarenUK Thank you for including a pic of Jason Issacs 😍😍😍 #swoon 💕 1w
gradcat @Cinfhen Well, I certainly could do...I‘m definitely reading it! Let me know when you guys have details—I‘d love to join in on the fun! ♥️ 1w
gradcat @KarenUK You are welcome, and I agree!! ♥️😂 1w
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scripturient
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Snatching a few minutes of reading time after I spent half the morning at the A&E with the little human who has a severe case of strep throat/tonsillitis. #mummyneedsabreak

GatheringBooks oooh! what an awesome pic! i just read her transcription. may have to read another one of her books. :) 1w
scripturient @GatheringBooks Thank you. I love her!! Actually wrote a dictionary entry for her and her works for work. :) Yes, do try the others. This here is the latest instalment of her Jackson Brodie series. 1w
GatheringBooks @scripturient my family and i will be moving to al ain (united arab emirates) by third week of august. much closer to germany! :) 1w
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scripturient @GatheringBooks Yes, you said. Cool! Then you can come visit. 😁 1w
scripturient @GatheringBooks What will you be doing there? 1w
GatheringBooks @scripturient i have been offered an associate professor position at the uae university. difficult to turn down. my daughter also got accepted for grade 11 in an american (international) school there, so it‘s perfect! 1w
julesG Hope the little human feels better soon. Sore throat is no fun. And it isn't even ice-cream weather anymore. (Unless it is warmer those 200+km south-west of here --- is it even 200+km?) ------- @GatheringBooks - yes, come visiting. We can have a Litsy MeetUp. ;) 1w
dragondrool I hope the little human is back up to snuff soon. Summer is a hard time to have the crud.
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ClairesReads
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Thank god Kate is back, and she‘s brought Jackson with her 💙

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Kimbono
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New books! I can‘t wait to read Big Sky but feel like I need to take a peek back at the series first. I think I‘ll cheat and rewatch the series instead of rereading all of the books. 😋

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Eyejaybee
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It might not quite be 4.00 p.m. yet, but this has felt like a long hard day in the Hideous Concrete Fortress, especially when there is a book like that calling out to be read on the journey home. #fridayreads #kateatkinson #bigsky #book #fictiin #jacksonbrodie #books #hideousconcretefortress #bookstagram #bookphotography #bookish #booklove #dauntbooks #nookcommunity #nearlyhometime

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cathipink
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I didn't even think I could wish for a new Jackson Brodie, and yet, here we are 💗 my most anticipated book of the year, and there's another one coming (after a WWII one)!

I read a review saying Atkinson is perfect at revealing the banality of evil, and that's never more accurate than here. So happy to see so many familiar faces - that second to last phone call 💗💀

Also- sorry my thumb looks mega-creeps 😬

TrishB It‘s a great comfort read 👍🏻 2w
cathipink @TrishB it really is. Felt like I was among friends again. 2w
Ruthiella So happy to hear it‘s great. I kinda want to re-read the previous four books to prepare but probably won‘t.😀 2w
cathipink @Ruthiella I listened to them which made it easier to tear off. I definitely don't think you have to - I just feel like my memory is getting bad for book specifics 😬😬 can't wait to hear what you think! 2w
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Cathythoughts
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I see what all the fuss is about Jackson Brodie ♥️ What a story .. depth & heart & humour. And dealing with abuse.
I‘m looking forward to starting at the beginning in a few months .... I can‘t wait. I broke all the rules & read this one first ( even though it‘s the latest) ! It worked for me

erzascarletbookgasm Great to know we can jump in straight to this book instead of starting from the beginning 👍 2w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it was a woman reviewing it on the radio & it was her first Kate Atkinson & she said she thought it was excellent... so I followed her lead 👍🏻 2w
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm you can jump in- but it will just want to make you go back! ❤️ 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘ve already got it stacked a while ago 😁👍 Will wait for the normal paperback edition. 2w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s a book I‘d like to own too. I‘d like to be looking at it on the shelf & smiling @TrishB I definitely want to go back 👍🏻 2w
Chelsea.Poole I've been wondering about this one. Thanks! 2w
Cathythoughts @Chelsea.Poole oh good. And you know that @Cinfhen is hosting a buddy read of the first book - Case Histories- at the end of this year. 2w
andrew61 I read the first two some time ago so i don't know why i haven't carried on especially as ive got book 3 somewhere, definitely plan to start again soon. 2w
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Cathythoughts
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It‘s my first Kate Atkinson & first Jackson Brodie & I‘m missing out on the development of characters that went before. But , still, I really love it! It all feels so familiar, like walking into your own front room. Clever , funny , I can identity with so much of the minutia ( the garage wine bought at the last minute 🙈 ) And , The dark & serious lurks beneath the jokes. What a wonderful read .. perfect Sunday afternoon 👍🏻

TrishB A great description. It‘s the down to earth reality that gets the love from me 💕 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB yes ! It‘s the ‘down to earth ‘ that‘s so good ♥️👍🏻 2w
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Cathythoughts
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BIG SKY .. I‘ve never read a Jackson Brodie novel , but the woman ( reviewer) I recently listened to on an Arena radio show interview hadnt either ( & she loved it ) & she said she‘ll go back now & start at the beginning... I‘m following her lead .... 🤞🏻( but I will wait till our buddy read to read the first @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! I wish the wait wasn‘t so long!!! 3w
LapReader What is the first book in this series? 2w
Cathythoughts @LapReader it‘s the tagged book .. at end of this comment & @Cinfhen is hosting a buddy read early in 2020 ( we like to plan ahead around here 😁) are you interested in joining in ? That would be fab (edited) 2w
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LapReader I‘m in. Ta. 2w
CarolynM I hope you like it. Just don't expect a traditional crime/ thriller type novel. 2w
Cathythoughts @LapReader or it could be December 2019 , you will see it anyway & I‘ll try to remind you 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I started last night .. I really like it so far 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
TrishB Hope you like it 👍🏻 I think part of my love for this one was the reconnection with old, familiar characters. 2w
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Pamwurtzler
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This is the first time I can remember getting a new release library book anytime even close to the actual release date. It‘s not a kindle book though, so I‘ll have to read it on the iPad before the library takes it back!

Hooked_on_books Isn‘t it ridiculously exciting when that happens? 3w
Kimzey Just started the audiobook today! 🎉👍🏻 3w
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Crazeedi It's a bummer when it's not a kindle book and I have to read on ipad 3w
imabusybee Something I learned about new releases if you wait a day or 2 after recieving it. It should add the kindle version. 3w
Pamwurtzler @imabusybee thanks, good to know!! 3w
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TorieStorieS
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Thanks, #NetGalley, for this sneak peek of the long-awaited for 5th installment of the Jackson Brodie series! I had to get the hardcover version as well so that my collection matches... This 5th book feels more connected to the 3rd in the series than 4th (in fact if you re-read the series for this one, you may end up frustrated with including the 4th). This is a return to the feel of the early books- wonderful!!

cathipink I listened to all of the books (since it had been a while) in preparation. Can't wait to start Big Sky, the third book is my fave in the series 🙂 3w
TorieStorieS @cathipink I think you will enjoy it!! I certainly did and the third book was probably my favorite too!! 😊😊😊 3w
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mcctrish
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SO EXCITED

TrishB It‘s awesome 👍🏻 4w
mcctrish Oh @TrishB I‘m so happy to hang out with this crew again 4w
TrishB It was a great comfort blanket of a read! 4w
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TrishB
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Just an awesome, comfort blanket type read. Not because horrible things don‘t happen in the book (they do) but because this is the Atkinson writing I love. I love Brodie and the characters in this book are amazing (the goodies - you‘ll know who they are).
I can never quite put my finger on what I love so much, I think I also laughed every page, which is rare.
❤️👍🏻

LeahBergen Gah! I love her writing in that way, too. 😍 4w
KarenUK Love her writing too.... 💕👍 4w
cathipink Wow, you read that so quickly! I'm so glad to hear you liked it 🙂 4w
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saresmoore Great review. I‘m so excited for it! Still waiting on my preorder. 4w
TrishB @LeahBergen @KarenUK it‘s hard to say, but just enjoy 😁 4w
TrishB @cathipink just give me a few hours 😁 4w
TrishB @saresmoore it‘s worth waiting for 👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts Oh great review ... I can‘t wait for the Kate Atkinson buddy read @Cinfhen ... I‘ve never read her 4w
Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to @Cathythoughts but it‘s not until January!!!! That seems REALLY FAR AWAY 4w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I know !! It does! But I often remember it‘s coming up , I have the book ☺️ 4w
TrishB @Cinfhen @Cathythoughts it will be here in no time! It will be weird going back to the beginning! 4w
cathipink Finally reading - 100 pages in and omg! Reggie's back!! 🎉🎉🎉 hope to make a good dent in it today 🙂🙂 2w
TrishB @cathipink enjoy 😁😁 2w
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TrishB
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Literally this week in work, two of my team had bad news and the tea comes out and the tin of Blue Ribands.....are they available anywhere else?

Redwritinghood I don‘t think I‘ve ever seen them here in the US. 4w
AlaMich @Redwritinghood Nope, I‘ve never heard of them here in the US. I‘ll bet they‘re tasty, though. (edited) 4w
JacqMac We tend to get a lot more British things in Canada than they do in the US, but I have not seen them here. I feel like I could use some this week. 😝 4w
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mabell Kind of like Kit Kats! 4w
JennyM We get them sent in care packages from my MIL xx not in Aus 😞 4w
TrishB @JennyM awww ☹️ I don‘t eat a lot of biscuits or chocolate, but a comforting Blue Riband with a well earned cup of tea! It‘s the bees knees ❤️ 4w
TrishB @Redwritinghood @AlaMich @JacqMac they must be very British then! Always good with your consoling cup of tea! 4w
TrishB @mabell exactly! Just slightly different... 4w
mabell @TrishB Fun! I‘ll have to check World Market - they usually come through with imported snacks. 😄 4w
AlaMich @TrishB I googled them, and we have a similar cookie here. I no longer buy them because I can easily polish off most of a package in one sitting. 4w
TrishB @AlaMich what did we do before google!! I don‘t really have a sweet tooth, so one occasionally is good for me! Hubby can regularly eat the packet! 4w
BookwormM Guess what I had at work today...tea and a blue ribbon 4w
TrishB @BookwormM lol 😆👍🏻 4w
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charl08
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Hurray, it came.

TrishB Started this too 👍🏻 1mo
teresareads So excited for my copy to come! 4w
charl08 @trishb @teresareads I decided to save it for Saturday so I can just read it and not be interrupted by Anything... 4w
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TrishB I‘ve finished! Couldn‘t put it down! 4w
charl08 @TrishB that's what I'm afraid of - need my 8 hours zzzz 4w
TrishB Lol! I‘m old- never get 8 hours anyway! 4w
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TrishB
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Woohoo 😁 a new Slaughter last week and a new Atkinson this week! Wish I didn‘t have to go to work and could #flyaway and read this.
#wanderingjune

Cinfhen Ha! Your kindle is on fire 🔥 🔥 🔥 great choice for prompt 1mo
LeahBergen Eeee! So excited! 1mo
Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts on this one 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
cathipink Soooooo jealz! We have another week over here. Can't wait to hear what you think 🙂🙂 1mo
TrishB @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @cathipink enjoying it soooo much 😁 1mo
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charl08
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Argh! It's not quick enough! Where are those robot drone deliveries we were promised?!

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HeatherS_AAR
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Me too, Jackson.

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CarolynM
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I wish I could've sat down and read this straight through, but it's been a busy few days so I had to fit it in where I could. I loved it, of course. In many ways it's another look at the banality of evil, and the myriad ways in which the vulnerable are exploited. The political parallels are there, but with the lightest of touches. Kate Atkinson creates such recognisable characters with just a few details, and frequently subverts stereotypes.👇

CarolynM I think it would help if you've read the earlier Brodie novels, particularly When Will There Be Good News, and it probably won't satisfy from a strictly crime or thriller point of view (too many coincidences and loose ends) but there's a lot to enjoy in being back in Jackson Brodie's company. 1mo
BiblioLitten Which one should I start with? This is on my TBR. Good choice?? 1mo
CarolynM @BiblioLitten Transcription isn't one of the Brodie books. The first one of those is 1mo
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BiblioLitten Thanks 😊 1mo
Amiable Great review! 1mo
CarolynM @Amiable Thank you🙂 1mo
Ruthiella So looking forward to this. I love the Jackson Brodie novels! 😀 1mo
CarolynM @Ruthiella I think you'll love this one too🙂 1mo
RaimeyGallant Sold! And I also wish there was a crossed-fingers emoji. :) 1mo
TrishB Can‘t wait for this to land on my kindle tomorrow !! 1mo
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BookaholicNatty
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Book #6 on Modern Mrs Darcy‘s Must Read mystery list! Half way thru the list! The final Atkinson book on the list and said to be a great one! This is another Jackson Brodie mystery. In Big Sky he discovers a human trafficking network and learns how far back the devastating crimes actually go. This is one you will continue to flip the pages reading until justice is served! This is getting released on June 18, just a few more days! Who‘s excited?

TrishB Me!!!! 1mo
BookaholicNatty @TrishB I am looking forward to checking this series out. Someone just told me it was a tv series too and that the tv Series was really really good! Do you watch that too? 1mo
TrishB No, I hardly ever do the series/movies of stuff I like! Just one of those things 🤷‍♀️ I always think it will ruin them. 1mo
CarolynM I'm so lucky I was given an ARC and I finished it last night - loved it, of course. I'll post a review later today. 1mo
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CarolynM
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I love Kate Atkinson.

LeahBergen Yes! I can wait for this one. 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts Looking forward to the buddy read in the Autumn... I‘ve never her. Sounds good 1mo
TrishB Can‘t wait to read this 😁 only next week now! 1mo
Theaelizabet Sigh. Can‘t wait. 1mo
Tungstensmum “Netflix was too good” - art imitating life 1mo
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CarolynM
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Look what I've got!

So excited! 😃😃😃 I'm going to start reading right now!

Theaelizabet Jealous! Enjoy! 1mo
TrishB So jealous!! 1mo
CarolynM @Theaelizabet @TrishB I'm lucky enough to have a friend who does some reviewing for the newspaper, every so often she gives me the ARC when she's finished with it. I am super lucky to get this one😛 1mo
JennyM 😳😳😳 jealous! 1mo
saresmoore Oh! 🙌 1mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Eeeek!

Kimzey So excited! I‘ve preordered. 1mo
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Liberty
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Afternoon reading: SPEAKING OF TEAL! This is just what the doctor ordered - a new Jackson Brodie novel!!! I AM SO EXCITED. 📚❤️📚

saresmoore I‘m literally dying. 4mo
PassportBooks I can't wait. I loved this series 4mo
Kimzey Pre-ordered! Can‘t wait! 1mo
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LauraBeth
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Spread the word - new Jackson Brodie coming June 18 😀

TrishB Can‘t wait 😁 5mo
saresmoore Oh, I think I just peed a little! 5mo
Caroline2 Oh stacked!!! 👍🏻 5mo
LeahBergen Eeeeeeee! 5mo
CarolynM So looking forward to it! 5mo
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