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Lost Girls of Paris (Original)
Lost Girls of Paris (Original) | Pam Jenoff
132 posts | 96 read | 8 reading | 171 to read
A New York Times BestsellerCosmopolitan Best Book Club Book of 2019PopSugar Must-Read Book of 2019Glamour Best Book of 2019"Fraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, The Lost Girls of Paris is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war." --Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours"Pam Jenoff's meticulous research and gorgeous historical world-building lift her books to must-buy status. An intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make The Lost Girls of Paris a read to savor!" --Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice NetworkFrom the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan's Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.1946, ManhattanOne morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs--each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.
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wen4blu
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I heard the author speak last week at the book festival and it inspired me to give this one a try.

Mitch What a lovely autumn day 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Eggs Beautiful photo and wonderful HF 3w
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kstadt929
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The best way to finish a book is cuddled up with this little pup ❤️ I really really enjoyed this historical fiction book! It was written from three different points of view and the chapters rotated between the characters. I could not put it down and was curious to see how and when the stories would intertwine! I definitely need to read more by Pam Jenoff !!

sblbooks Adorable puppy🐕 1mo
kstadt929 @sblbooks Thank you! 1mo
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EKonrad
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Pickpick

Loved this historical fiction novel set in WWII with strong female characters. Surprised to see some bad reviews out there but it definitely kept me interested the whole time.

Full review on Goodreads

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Netgalley

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REPollock
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1. September was a month of abandoned crummy books so I tagged the only one I finished. It was good but wouldn‘t be a favorite in a normal month
2. Still in bed so not dressed yet (ETA: black)
3. Taught a class on parasol restoration ☂️
4. Yes/yes

@howjessreads #friyayintro

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CMCurtis77
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Checking this one out... love the Orphans Tale so cannot wait to see what this is about

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kstadt929
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Had to drive my Mom to a doctor appointment this morning which means READING TIME for me! 📖

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kstadt929
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I‘ve been wanting to read this one since I first heard it was coming out and it has FINALLY gotten to the top of my TBR stack ❤️ Enjoying time relaxing on the deck while I can (before winter hits ❄️)

Catsandbooks Ooo yes! This one sounds so good!! 😄 2mo
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Ncostell
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Mehso-so

This is the story of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) run by the British government to send spies into occupied European countries during WWII. Women were part of this network, putting their lives on the line, sending radio messages and sabotaging Axis maneuvers. I really enjoyed the first half of the book but found some of the plot of the second half to be far fetched. Interesting back story but didn‘t completely hit the mark for me.

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MoonWitch94
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Mehso-so

I had high hopes for this one, but after a rather slow start and then a rush to the finish, it ultimately disappointed me. More fiction than historical, characters that were either hyper developed or under developed, and an ending that was very rushed & scattered. I was entertained, intrigued, and excited to learn about these female agents. Now I need to read their ACTUAL story.

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REPollock
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this story of female insurgents in occupied France during World War II. The elements of romance were fairly sappy, but romance in general just doesn‘t blow my skirt up. I figured out the twist in advance of its reveal, but that in no way hampered my enjoyment of the book.

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MoonWitch94
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7️⃣: Favorite Reading Spot 📚My patio, with coffee, admiring the plants & flowers, enjoying the perfect weather. #selfcareseptember #selfimprovementseptember #favoritereadingspot

OriginalCyn620 Nice spot! Love the mug! 😊 2mo
MoonWitch94 @OriginalCyn620 thanks!! My local Christmas Tree Shop had a whole set of these beautiful autumn 🍂 dishes. I‘m sure the rest will show up in my pictures as the weeks go on hahaha! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love everything about this 🧡🧡 2mo
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emmaturi
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book, set during and after just WW2. I have read a few books similar to this theme women as agents in France and working hard to help the Allies! One of the characters also goes to Dachau concentration camp which I have visited. Good book! #books

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REPollock
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Late to the #friyayintro again but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

2. So far it‘s been Books, cat petting, and video games but tomorrow is dinner with friends.
3. Butter pecan
4. I studied piano for 12 years and oboe for 8. Carpal tunnel prevents me from playing either one now though.

@howjessreads

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REPollock
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Next paperback! On loan from a friend. Two chapters in and I‘m hooked!

Aims42 Such a page-turner! I loved it 👍🏻 2mo
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EBee
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I picked this book up solely because of the image on the cover. #ijudgebooksbythecover

brit91 It's beautiful!!😍 2mo
EBee @brit91 I'm finally getting around to reading it. 2mo
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MoonWitch94
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Cool Breeze 🌬 Autumn Scent 🕯🎃🍂🍁 Perfect Reading Weather on the Patio 🖼

CoffeeNBooks This book is on my TBR list! 2mo
MoonWitch94 @CoffeeNBooks it‘s pretty good so far & I‘m 50% finished 2mo
rather_be_reading ahhh that looks very relaxing! 2mo
MoonWitch94 @rather_be_reading Yes, it is! A respite from the heat on the East Coast. 2mo
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MoonWitch94
Lost Girls of Paris | Pam Jenoff
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“Create a story for which you would be proud.” [Josie]. As I sit here on my patio reading in this beautiful weather, this quote was one I needed to hear. #lostgirlsofparis #pamjenoff #createyourownstory

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Kshakal
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Pickpick

Oh my... how I loved this book. So beautifully written that your heart just aches for the characters. I have always loved historical fiction and this will now be one of my go to recommendations to people!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BethM I need to read more historical fiction! I used to read a ton and then Phillippa Gregory burned me out. 3mo
Kshakal @BethM this one would be a great one to start with!! 3mo
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Readswithcoffee
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Pickpick

I liked this book. The level of intrigue was just right for me. It kept me guessing!

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CaitlinR
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Pickpick

Reading Pam Jeniffer is a guilty pleasure, but I do enjoy her books. I don‘t think is as as good as THE ORPHAN‘S TRAIN but if you enjoy historical fiction, you‘ll enjoy her new tale.

Eleanor Trigg has convinced the SOE to send women agents, primarily trained as radio operators, to help the French resistance prepare for the D-Day invasion. Their story, including their betrayal, is revealed following a traffic accident in 1946.

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AmyK1
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I‘ve been looking forward to this one for awhile and finally got it a few weeks ago.

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michelle.basile
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Today‘s activities include celebrating 2 years of relationship by watching my boyfriend struggle with his kayak 🚣‍♀️ and getting lost in a new story 📚.
I heard so many good reviews about this book - did anyone read it?

#summer2019reads #thelostgirlsofparis

Aims42 Loved this book, hope you enjoy it too!! Have fun today 🥳 3mo
SassyBookworm I loved this book! Hope you enjoy! 3mo
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EadieB
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Pickpick

1946 Manhattan. About friendship and courage centered around 3 women and a ring of female secret agents during WWII. Grace Healy finds an abandoned suitcase at Grand Central Terminal with photos of woman who never returned home from the war. Grace is determined to find out what happened to them. Inspired by true events. Thought-provoking and captivating. Told from 3 POV. Jenoff shows how government barters with individual‘s lives. Recommended.

TrishB This is a #99ponkindle offer today, buying now after your review! 4mo
EadieB @TrishB Great price! Enjoy! 4mo
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Andrew65 What was your rating for this one? 4mo
EadieB @Andrew65 4 stars 4mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks, do like her books but like you think would rate them as 4 stars. 4mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Good information in them but not too spectacular! 4mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Panpan

Unpopular opinion but I personally cannot recommend this book. I know others have loved it dearly it seems but this is not a book that I would recommend to others.

Please read my full review here:
https://tamarathereadingmermaid.weebly.com/book-reviews/the-lost-girls-of-paris-...

BarbaraTheBibliophage Read your full review. Shoot ... I may have to read this one instead. And it‘s a true story! 4mo
TheReadingMermaid @BarbaraTheBibliophage I haven't read the other one before but like I said I can't recommend this one to you sweetie. It was just very shoddily done. 😞 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheReadingMermaid I didn‘t love her earlier book, so I‘m not especially surprised. Thanks for the review! 4mo
TheReadingMermaid @BarbaraTheBibliophage you are more than welcome sweetheart. Thank you for reading ❤️ 4mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Sitting at 8 hours for the day, and 16 and a half hours total. I have to take a break now LOL 😋😵🤪

#24B4Monday @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 Great total 👏👏👏👏👏 4mo
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 thanks love ❤️ 4mo
jb72 Fantastic! 🎈🙌⏱ 4mo
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TheReadingMermaid @jb72 ❤️😘❤️ 4mo
nelehelen Wow! That‘s amazing! 4mo
TheReadingMermaid @nelehelen OMG girl I've been reading like a mad woman! 😜🤪😵🙃 4mo
tammysue Yay! 👏🏻💖 4mo
TheReadingMermaid @tammysue 😘😘😘 4mo
DGRachel Great total for day 2! 4mo
Eggbeater Nice job! 😊 4mo
TheReadingMermaid @DGRachel thanks darlin 😘😘 4mo
TheReadingMermaid @Eggbeater big hugs sweetheart ❤️🤗❤️ 4mo
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TheSpineView
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Eggs I do want to read this! 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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I was afraid this book wouldn‘t live up to the hype, but I‘m glad I gave it a try. It‘s a good addition to all of the WW2 novels that have come out in the last five years. The love story seemed to come out of nowhere, but other than that it was a good story.

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megnews
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Pickpick

Flew through this one with 8 days to spare before book club meeting

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TrishB Me. 4mo
megnews @TrishB me too 4mo
TrishB Carry on 👍🏻 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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I‘m up early reading on the porch on this hot and soupy 4th of July. I hope this one lives up to the hype.

SilversReviews It is very good...ENJOY!! 4mo
Julsmarshall I‘m up early reading too! Enjoy! 4mo
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megnews
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I can‘t get away from food and smell descriptions in the books I‘ve been reading lately. I‘m starting the fourth chapter of this book and loving it so far. I think I‘m going to fly through this one.

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suzisteffen
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Getting ready to start this at some point soon before we go to Paris. 🇫🇷

megnews My book club‘s selection for next month. I‘ll be starting soon too 5mo
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DebinHawaii
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#WanderingJune
In the tagged novel, a young widow in 1946 comes across a suitcase & inside are a stack of photos of twelve young women working as undercover agents to combat the Nazis & #LostInFrance & presumed captured & killed. This weekend "Carve Her Name with Pride" was a Kindle Deal & it's about real life heroine, Violette Szabo, one of the inspirations for the novel, who parachuted into Limoges & was later caught & executed by the Germans.

DebinHawaii I bought it of course... 💜 5mo
Cinfhen Both of these books actually sound really good. I‘m a little over reading WWII novels but I‘m inclined to try both. 5mo
megnews Lost Girls is my irl next book club selection. 5mo
Crazeedi Lost girls was a good book, I'll have to check out the other! 5mo
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amyrohn
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Mehso-so

I‘ve come to the conclusion that historical fiction set during World War II just isn‘t my cup of tea. This one just didn‘t wow me. Please check out my full review! https://amysbookreviews.com/2019/06/11/the-lost-girls-of-paris-by-pam-jenoff-rev...

Crazeedi Some of them are starting to wear thin, so I hear you 5mo
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voraciouspgturner
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Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. I thought it would be appropriate to start this book. So far, pretty good. Reading about #WWII #paris while eating #Mexican 😎 #dday #75thanniversary

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CoffeeNBooks
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1. The Nightingale
2. Spinning Silver
3. The Lost Girls of Paris
4. to complete #LitsyAtoZ and the #BookRiotReadHarder challenge- I'm 13/26 for #LitsyAtoZ and 21/24 for #BookRiotReadHarderChallenge2019
5. Happy Thursday to anyone who wants to participate!
#ThursdaySurvey @laurenslibrary

stephothebesto Finally! Someone else who didn't like Spinning Silver. I feel so heard. 😝 5mo
CoffeeNBooks @stephothebesto It had too many characters and interconnected story lines for me, and I just didn't connect to any of them. 🙄 5mo
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Booknerd222
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Ch 24

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Sharpeipup
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My lunch break just isn‘t long enough for this book! 😢

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bewareofwords
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Pickpick

This was an interesting WWII read. I liked the characters and the story. I felt like it was mediocre compared to the amazing hype surrounding it, but overall it was a good book!

#bookishbingo: Spy protagonist

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Lynnsoprano
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This is something that I‘ve wanted to read, so when it showed up among the Kindle deals this morning, I took the plunge. There are so many books on my TBR, but I don‘t think this can wait.

xxjenadanxx It‘s really good. 5mo
Lynnsoprano @xxjenadanxx I‘m only a couple chapters in, and I‘m already hooked! 5mo
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TheLibrarian
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This sounds really good and it‘s on sale for #kindle today.

#ebookdeal

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Booknerd222
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amyrohn
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Starting this month‘s book club pick today!

Slajaunie Loved this book. I could not put it down. 5mo
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Austink1
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Someone is distracting me with handstands. #boysgymnastics

Erofan 👍 6mo
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ReadingMeagan
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Pickpick

I thought that there would be more suspense in this one, but I still really enjoyed it. I found it especially interesting because I read the Maggie Hope series earlier this year and those books take place earlier in the war...

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LoverofLit
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Pickpick

This book was solid. The characters and relationships were a little shallow and there were some inconsistencies but I really enjoyed learning about all the women who were involved in spying and circumventing the German's advance across Europe, specifically in France. As I was reading I thought, "This would be a really good movie."
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book you think should be turned into a movie.

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LoverofLit
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Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and mother figures of the Listy community. I hope you all have a wonderful day today!

sammisho Two of my favorite women! 💞 6mo
LoverofLit @sammisho 😘😘😘 6mo
RaimeyGallant So cute! 6mo
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LauraBytheBook
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Friday night B&N book haul!

RadicalReader Hope you enjoy Rebecca 6mo
Bookwormjillk Great picks! 6mo
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