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Rules for Visiting
Rules for Visiting: A Novel | Jessica Francis Kane
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A beautifully observed and deeply funny novel of May Attaway, a university gardener who sets out on an odyssey to reconnect with four old friends over the course of a year. At forty, May Attaway is more at home with plants than people. Over the years, she's turned inward, finding pleasure in language, her work as a gardener, and keeping her neighbors at arm's length while keenly observing them. But when she is unexpectedly granted some leave from her job, May is inspired to reconnect with four once close friends. She knows they will never have a proper reunion, so she goes, one-by-one, to each of them. A student of the classics, May considers her journey a female Odyssey. What might the world have had if, instead of waiting, Penelope had set out on an adventure of her own? RULES FOR VISITING is a woman's exploration of friendship in the digital age. Deeply alert to the nobility and the ridiculousness of ordinary people, May savors the pleasures along the way--afternoon ice cream with a long-lost friend, surprise postcards from an unexpected crush, and a moving encounter with ancient beauty. Though she gets a taste of viral online fame, May chooses to bypass her friends' perfectly cultivated online lives to instead meet them in their messy analog ones. Ultimately, May learns that a best friend is someone who knows your story--and she inspires us all to master the art of visiting.
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SheReadsAndWrites
Rules for Visiting: A Novel | Jessica Francis Kane
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Fighting a sinus infection. Snuggled with Sabrina and reading are just what the doctor ordered. ❤️🤓

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon 💕 2w
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Megabooks Get well soon! 2w
Freespirit Sinus infections are rotten. Hope your better soon🤗 2w
Crazeedi Hope you feel better soon, your sweet friend must be a comfort! 2w
Hooked_on_books Sabrina is gorgeous! 🐶💙 2w
SheReadsAndWrites Thank you @Hooked_on_books She is such a big love ❤️ 2w
Velvetfur Aaww, lovely doggie.....hope you feel better soon though x 2w
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JoyBlue
Rules for Visiting: A Novel | Jessica Francis Kane
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Mehso-so

It wasn't horrible, but I wasn't particularly engaged by the characters or narrative. Meh.

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quietjenn
Rules for Visiting: A Novel | Jessica Francis Kane
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Library books due tomorrow that can't be renewed. To be overdue or to returned unread? It's still up in the air ...

Bklover I really enjoyed The Soul of an Octopus! 🐙 I‘d renew that one! 2mo
mandi1082 You can always take them back and ask them if you could check them right back out. Of nobody has a hold on them they usually do let you. 2mo
quietjenn @i can't 😣 I suspect it's on a summer reading list or two 2mo
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quietjenn @mandi1082 I know, I work there. These are things that can't be renewed. 2mo
PaperbackPirate I‘ve been wanting to read Soul of an Octopus! Did you get to read any of it before returning it? 🐙 2mo
quietjenn @PaperbackPirate only a few chapters. But then I got my own copy in a swap, so I'm going to get back to it soon, as I loved what I read! 2mo
PaperbackPirate Good to know! I‘ll keep it on my list! 🐙 2mo
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Recommended4Reading
Rules for Visiting: A Novel | Jessica Francis Kane
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Mehso-so

A 40 year old “prickly, but in a soft, long-needled way” woman‘s story of friendships and it‘s place in her life. For a quick review of my thoughts on the book: https://recommended-4.com/blog/2019/06/01/rules-for-visiting/

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auntie_jenn
Rules for Visiting: A Novel | Jessica Francis Kane
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Pickpick

i loved this story so much i listened to many parts of it twice! single gal with a cat who likes plants and literary references? yes, please!

MallenNC I'm looking forward to reading this one! I read her book, The Report, years ago and hoped to read more from her. 3mo
jenniferw88 Sounds like me except for the plants! #Stacked 3mo
auntie_jenn @MallenNC i just read the blurb for The Report. VERY different! 3mo
MallenNC @auntie_jenn Yes, I could tell from this one's description that it is very different! The Report was great though, so I'm excited to read something else from her. 3mo
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Recommended4Reading
Rules for Visiting: A Novel | Jessica Francis Kane

Next up, Rules for Visiting. ARC from NetGalley with a publish date of June 6th!

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 3mo
Recommended4Reading Thank you all! Happy to be here! 3mo
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Liberty
Rules for Visiting: A Novel | Jessica Francis Kane
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Excited to read Jessica‘s new book! And it has illustrations by Edward Carey - you know how I love him. 😍

MrBook So cute!!! 😻😻😻😻😻 7mo
TheLibrarian Look at how cute those troublemakers are! 😻 7mo
JenReadsAlot 😻😻 serious kitten cuteness happening! 7mo
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LeahBergen I must admit to a mild obsession with these two on your Instagram account. 😆 7mo
Linsy Cute pic! 💙 7mo
tracey38 They are just too adorable! 7mo
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