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Fruit of the Drunken Tree
Fruit of the Drunken Tree | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Thank you so so much for these wonderful gifts @Soubhiville! The book! What a timely gift! I'm planning to meet the author at the book fest this year! 💃🏽 And the postcards of authors! ❤️ 😍Aaaannd the gorgeous booksleeve! Did you make that? Love the cute dog design & the button! Omg you're super talented! ❤️

I'm touched beyond words. Thank you for your kindness, thoughtfulness & generosity, Soubhi! You made my birthday all the more special! 😘

Soubhiville Happy birthday! I‘m glad you like it ❤️. My mom makes the booksleeves. I love mine, I use them every day. Enjoy! 7d
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Cinfhen
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My kiddies did some #GoodReads stalking and took advantage of a Barnes and Noble summer sale and ordered these 4 books for me!!! Niki already claims she wants to read 2 of them 😉 Today has been a wonderful day 🥳🎂Thank You ALL so much for the #birthdayLove it made my day extra special ♥️♥️♥️

Kalalalatja I haven‘t read any of them, but they sound good! 2w
Cinfhen I‘ll let u know @Kalalalatja 🎉💕😘 2w
Rachel_nyc I‘m hoping to read Fruit of the Drunken Tree soon. I hear very good things. Happy Birthday! 🥳🎂🥂 2w
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bedandabook Happy birthday 🥳 I‘m so glad you‘re having a great day 💕 2w
Robothugs Happiest of birthdays to you, lovely lady. ♥️ 2w
squirrelbrain Well done kids! You‘ve trained them well...🤣 Sounds like you‘ve had a lovely day 😘 2w
Lcsmcat I ❤️ Fruit of the Drunken Tree! 2w
Sapphire Happy Birthday! 2w
Megabooks Fantastic, Cindy! I hope your birthday was fantabulous! 2w
wideeyedreader Happy birthday! 2w
Prairiegirl_reading Happy birthday! 2w
Hooked_on_books Happy Birthday! I‘ve been stalking your feed to see if you received any of the books from my swap stack. Good thing! I‘ll take Ohio out of the running. 2w
batsy Good kids 😊 2w
Cinfhen Totally forgot that was one of the books @Hooked_on_books 🤪 2w
Cinfhen My kiddies done good @batsy @Megabooks @squirrelbrain and I‘m glad my daughter wants to read a few @Prairiegirl_reading @wideeyedreader @Sapphire @Lcsmcat @Robothugs @bedandabook @Rachel_nyc of course it‘s the thrillers, but still happy she‘s reading 💕😉 (edited) 2w
TrishB Great choices 👍🏻 read one and one in tbr, will have a little look at others. You got a great birthday book pile 🎉🎉 2w
mabell Happy Belated Birthday! 🎉🎉 2w
emilyhaldi Happy belated birthday!!! ❤️glad it was wonderful! 2w
SaturnDoo Happy Belated Birthday!!! 🤗💜❤😘 2w
Bookzombie Happy belated birthday!!!💗📚🎂🦄 2w
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Bookzombie @SaturnDoo @emilyhaldi @mabell I‘m still sneaking in the celebrations 🥳 Going to meet friends who are in from the States for lunch 🎉🎶😀 we‘re calling it a birthday brunch....why not?!?! 2w
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Lcsmcat
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1. Daffodils!
2. tagged
3. A Bit of Fry and Laurie
4. Billy Collins
#humpdaypost
@DebbieGrillo @MinDea

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Lcsmcat
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A powerful debut novel about growing up in a violent world, in this case the Colombia of Pablo Escobar, and how children are affected by the choices we make and don‘t make. This will stay with me for a long time.

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SamAnne
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3.5 stars out of 5. Compelling story set during violent years in Colombia when Pablo Escobar was at his most powerful. A window into the separate worlds of the struggling desperate poor and those who are better off. Violence touched all in Bogota during the 90s.

Reggie I loved that she kept checking to see if the cows were ok. 3w
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Lcsmcat
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It seems appropriate to start this with a glass of wine in hand. I met Contreras last September at a book fair. She was smart and well-spoken. It‘s about time I read her book! #currentlyreading

RaimeyGallant The cover is pretty great. 1mo
Lcsmcat @RaimeyGallant I thought so too. 1mo
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SamAnne
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1. Fruit of the Drunken Tree—enjoying! Patti Smith‘s The M Train. Stamped from the Beginning:the Defining History of Racist Ideas in America. And Patsy. Too many!
2. Does Black Leopard Red Wolf count? 3. Planting my melon patch and having gin & tonics on my front porch. And a wedding but not necessarily a fun one LOL.

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Caterina
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Here is my physical TBR shelf for July! I'm moving to the opposite coast soon, leaving at the first of August, and will be leaving all my precious babies (ie books) at my parents' house for the foreseeable future, hence the ambitious shelf. And y'all are going to #MakeMeReadIt all in July! Cast your vote for one of these books in a comment below and I'll read them in order of most to least votes. 😊 #readathon @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid I heard this one was really good 1mo
TheSpineView They all look good, not sure you can go wrong with any one of them. 1mo
Emilymdxn So many amazing boos I‘ve loved. I just can‘t choose so mine is a three way tie between Mansfield Park (my favourite Austen tho I think im a minority there), How Long Til Black Future Month and Orchestra of Minorities 1mo
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Scochrane26 Please read Fidelity ASAP!! It‘s prob my fave Wendell Berry book because of the last story in it. And I love all his books. 1mo
Andrew65 Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk, closely followed by An American Marriage. 1mo
BrittanyReads A Million Junes 1mo
Reviewsbylola Lillian Boxfish!! 1mo
jelaurence64 Fidelity! So we can talk about it! 😊 1mo
CSeydel Mansfield Park 1mo
KarenL Fidelity ❤️ 1mo
BarbaraJean Mansfield Park—💜 It‘s the only one of these I‘ve read, but so many are ones I WANT to read! So my honorable mentions are How Long Till Black Future Month, Lolly Willowes, Fruit of the Drunken Tree, and of course American Marriage because it‘s also on my #makemereadit pile! 4w
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Well-ReadNeck
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Mehso-so

The second half of this novel was good, but it took a looooong time to get going. The child narrator didn‘t really work for me, either. I see where she was going with that choice and it works in some ways, but adds confusion and slows the story, too.

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suzisteffen
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This is one hard book, set during the worst of the civil/guerrilla/drug warfare in Colombia, specifically in Bogotá, where our protagonists live. The two main characters are a relatively wealthy young girl and her family‘s maid. They both get mixed up in a grim story of kidnapping and violence, and it‘s hard, hard. Well written and endlessly interesting, but hard.

BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too! 1mo
suzisteffen Also never write a review when you‘re basically asleep because ... 😂. May revise today. 1mo
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suzisteffen
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“At the Santiagos‘ there were all the doors you could imagine, to the bedrooms, closing the bathrooms, but also there were doors with no purpose. There was a swinging door dividing the kitchen from the living room. There were double doors in the kitchen and inside there was a boiler that heated up water.”

Y‘all who told me this book was intense = real. This is about the poverty of one of the characters who is a maid in this house.

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suzisteffen
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This came in after like 20 weeks of being on hold. It‘s been on hold for so long, I don‘t even remember anything about it! But Libby tells me “4 people are waiting,” so I‘ll read it as fast as I can.

TheNerdyProfessor This was a great book! Very powerful. 1mo
suzisteffen @TheNerdyProfessor Great to hear! I‘ll be starting it after a grading binge. 😉 1mo
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Stephaniereads1
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Up next.

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SamAnne
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Starting today at lunch for book club.

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HazeltheDog
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This well written story is told from the perspective of a young girl living in Bogota in the dangerous 80's. She is enamored with her 15 year old maid, Petrona, who makes some dangerous choices which has consequences for the family.

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Scochrane26
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Yes, I‘m still reading the same book. Hoping to finish it & get started on a bio of mister Rogers in the next 2 days. My sister & I came to western KY to a state park we haven‘t visited before. We have a balcony with a view, great for reading.

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Scochrane26
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1. Historical fiction
2. Barbara Kingsolver
3. The Poisonwood Bible
4. Manga, horror (except for Frankenstein)
#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I like Frankenstein too, but don‘t care for horror. Thanks for playing! 📚 (edited) 4mo
Scochrane26 @wanderinglynn I wouldn‘t say I liked Frankenstein, but I read it because a fave author was hosting a book discussion about it in my area, & I was curious. 4mo
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Scochrane26
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I‘ve been between books most of this week. Work has been rough (a lot of serious mental health issues with my babies at school), & I‘ve been too tired to read when I get home. It‘s weird to not be reading something. Starting the tagged book for a book club but will be taking it to Comic Con this weekend to read while waiting in line for panels.

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Waynegjr
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FRUIT!! 🍒 🍊🥭 🍎 🍇 🍑

Thanks to @Christy for the idea.

monalyisha Love this! 2mo
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KGlibrarian
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Hard to believe that this phenomenal novel is a debut. Contreras paints a chilling but intimate story of life in Columbia during the 90s. Alternately narrated by two young girls, it shows the horrific struggles their families deal with while also revealing the beauty of the country‘s landscape and culture.

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Set in Colombia during the height of Pablo Escobar, Fruit of the Drunken Tree is told through the eyes of Chula, a young girl, and Petrona, a young woman hired to work for her family. Chula sees a lot but doesn't always understand, so the reader has work to do. It also focuses on what happens when a childhood takes place in the middle of violence and fear, and the author should know as much of the story is based on her own.

Samplergal I really loved this book. 5mo
Reggie I loved that Chula was always concerned with the cows and that she mooed to them. And at first I didn‘t think we needed the last part but it did such a good job showing that even though you might have left the violence—sometimes the trauma of having lived in captivity or place of violence never leaves you. Loved this book. 5mo
ReadingEnvy @Samplergal me too, and more the more I think about it 5mo
ReadingEnvy @Reggie yes I think it was important to show that there isn‘t really an "escape" - I feel heartbroken for Petrona though 5mo
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SqueakyChu My favorite tree! 4mo
ReadingEnvy @SqueakyChu I find it mentioned in many books I read, it's bizarre. 4mo
SqueakyChu @ReadingEnvy It‘s a beautiful, lofty tree when it‘s purple blossoms are all abloom. 4mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Seeing Ingrid Rojas Contreras at the Savannah Book Festival.

SharonGoforth I have this book-really must read it!! 5mo
HardcoverHearts This book was remarkable! 5mo
Lcsmcat I heard her in Winston Salem last fall. The book is still on my TBR, but she did mention that she might Skype with book clubs, so I‘m throwing that out there for anyone whose group is reading it. 5mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Lcsmcat Thank you for the tip. 5mo
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IamIamIam
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📚 The Talisman & HP
✈ Laundry & packing!
🦄 And so far An Amazingly Remarkable Thing
🥜 I can overlook any mess but I hate waking up to a sink full of dishes.
🖐 @Trashcanman @Sarah83 @AmyG @theresidentromantic @howjessreads

#FriYayIntro

kspenmoll Same here/ need that sink clean, dishes done, counters clean. Other messes no prob! 5mo
kspenmoll Flying some where? 5mo
IamIamIam @kspenmoll Flat surfaces are my enemy until I go into a total frenzy & throw out as much as I can stand!! 🤣 And yes, we're heading to Florida for winter break! Looking forward to some sunshine and ditching my gloves for a few days! 💙 5mo
kspenmoll @IamIamIam Enjoy the warmth & sun! I am going to Cape Cod; not warm but the ocean!! 5mo
IamIamIam @kspenmoll Have a great time!!! It shouldn't be too awful, now that we've moved past the polar vortex! 🌬🌬 Be sure to check out the Edward Gorey House while you're there! It's tiny but we had so much fun! 5mo
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mdemanatee
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Ah! My app was down for 2 days and I have missed you all. Got through this on audio and will be listening to some quick romances for Valentine‘s today.

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Deborah42
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Pickpick

The intertwined coming-of-age stories of two girls in Bogotá, Colombia. Chula lives with her wealthy family in a gated community. When her mother hires Petrona, a girl from the slums, their fates are soon intimately connected.

The writing is so beautiful. I can‘t wait to read more by this author.

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Jolynne
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Pickpick

Great story of life in Columbia during the Pablo Escobar years. Chula and Petrona‘s stories were so emotional.

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IamIamIam
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Pickpick

What a fantastic, gut wrenching story of a family in Columbia at the height of Escobar's reign. The author and her sister were victims of an attempted kidnapping and that inspired the story of strong women fighting against terror. It amazes me how truly privileged I am and how I've always taken that for granted. Do not miss this gorgeous book!
#Booked2019 #NewToYouAuthor
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Ashley_Nicoletto I have this waiting for me on audio. 6mo
IamIamIam @Ashley_Nicoletto I listened to the audio too. The narrators are wonderful! The Spanish is always well defined, either directly or with context clues. I never felt like I was at a loss. I'm excited to see what you think! 6mo
Cinfhen I‘ve stacked previously but now I‘m eager to find a copy and read it!!! 6mo
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IamIamIam
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Oh, CHULA!!!!! 😭😭😭😭

Tamra This sounds like a good, but likely painful read! 6mo
IamIamIam @Tamra I'm a bit of a hard case so I've been mildly uncomfortable and feeling EXTREMELY privileged. I'm about 7 hours in and now it's tough. It's really wonderfully written and the parallels to TKAM are really keeping me analyzing and not feeling as much! Lol, definitely go for it! 6mo
Tamra @IamIamIam just placed a hold! 6mo
IamIamIam @Tamra YAY! I'm excited to see what you think! 6mo
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IamIamIam
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It just hit me that the feel of this book is very much in the spirit of To Kill a Mockingbird or Crazy in Alabama. Very serious political upheaval is punctuated by stories of 2 sisters growing up in Bogota in the late 80s.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A girl from a well off Colombian family deals with the things happening in her country.

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CindyE09
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Bailedbailed

Am I the only one who had a hard time with this book? It wasn‘t bad necessarily, it just didn‘t grab me and I never wanted to pick it up to read. I‘ve been reading it for over two weeks and I‘ve only made it about 150 pages. Think I am going to officially bail on this and pick something else up. Maybe it‘s better in English than in the Spanish translation? #unpopularopinion

Branwen Don't feel bad, I had a rough time with it too. I bailed after about 70 pages. I just couldn't connect to any of the characters. 😞 7mo
BarbaraBB I really liked it but I am really interested in Colombia, I think that‘s partly why. 7mo
Reggie I loved this book, but I read it in English. I thought Chula, Cassandra, Petrona, and the mother were wonderful characters that I cared about in a world of escalating violence. 7mo
TheNerdyProfessor I loved this book but I read the English version. I found it to be haunting and beautiful. 7mo
amie I enjoyed the audiobook in English. 7mo
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amie
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Pickpick

Very good. I listened to the audiobook, which I enjoyed, but I want to buy a print copy and reread it someday.

TrishB @Reggie was convincing us all about this one the other day! 7mo
amie @TrishB he was right! 7mo
Reggie So going into that last maybe 5th of the book I was thinking maybe she didn‘t need it, but then I finished and it becomes absolutely necessary. Just because you‘re out of danger doesn‘t mean your past totally leaves you. I loved this book. And Chula. And Petrona. 7mo
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AlizaApp
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Pickpick

A girl and her nanny form a relationship that changes both their families in 90s Colombia. I loved the writing and the drugs and violence in environment made for a tense and interesting read.

CouronneDhiver I‘m curious. Stacked! 7mo
AmyG One of my favorite books of this year. 7mo
Reggie I finished this last night. Soooo good!! 7mo
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Reggie
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#WinterWonderland #BirdofParadise Just finished this tonight. Easily top 10 for the year. Two girls come of age set against a 1980‘s Columbia that is destabilizing with assassinations, Pablo Escobar, and the guerrillas. We meet Chula, an imaginative, wide eyed, girl living in a well to do suburb, and Petrona, a not much older girl, who is Chula‘s family maid carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders. Hard choices are made and this book👇🏼

Reggie becomes tremendous, unputdownable, important. I loved it. 7mo
Kalalalatja Great review! #stacked 7mo
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TrishB Great review Reggie - stacked too! 7mo
Cathythoughts Same for me ... great review & stacked 👍🏻♥️♥️ 7mo
RaimeyGallant Sounds like a fabulous read. 7mo
batsy I've heard about this one—will add to the TBR based on your review! Nice pick of the quote there, too. 7mo
Centique Such a good review! And how perfect that it talked about birds of paradise. Well played 🙌🙌 7mo
DivineDiana You sold it! Stacked! 7mo
Reggie @RaimeyGallant It was, there‘s something about writers who can really inhabit a kid‘s mind. In here, despite all the violence that is going on Chula worries about 2 cows that live near her and she occasionally moos to them. 7mo
Reggie @batsy @Centique Thanks!! Yeah, when I saw it I thought what a perfect book prompt coincidence. 7mo
Reggie @DivineDiana Thank you! 7mo
Suet624 My TBR pile might be 50% books you‘ve reviewed. (edited) 7mo
Reggie @Suet624 lol, awesome. 7mo
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This book is getting intense. This is the 80‘s in Columbia.

AmyG I enjoyed reading this. Good book. 7mo
amie I'm listening to this book currently and I just listened to this part this evening. 7mo
Bklover I‘m going to have to add this to my TBR! I‘m convinced. 7mo
Reggie @AmyG I just finished it, it totally is...😭.@amie I hope you like the rest of it. @Bklover it‘s easily top 10 this year for me. 7mo
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Caterina
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Yesterday I gave my senior thesis presentation/defense, then drove the two hours home. Took prescription pain meds for the fibromyalgia pain. And now here we are more than 16 hours later... I'm still very loopy and sleepy and out of it, but the pain is gone, but I can't focus on reading either of these fantastic books, and if I did read them I'd probably forget. 😪 How to pass the time when I can't read? 😵

llwheeler Congrats on giving your defense! 8mo
gradcat Congratulations on finishing your defense. Is that the final hurdle for you? 8mo
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Caterina
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One of the things I'm loving about this book is that the author uses a lot of Spanish words, but she always makes it clear what they mean in the next sentence or so from context. That's honestly just so ideal. The writing as a whole is lovely and the story compelling... Thank you #TournamentofBooks for getting this on my radar!! #tob #tob2019

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Bookswithjams
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Pickpick

Oh how I loved this book. It should be read by everyone, period. It is gritty, raw, heartbreaking. And real. I appreciated the perspective from someone who lived under Pablo‘s reign of terror. Chula‘s experiences and subsequent reactions / thoughts to them were heartbreaking, and I just wanted to hug her. I cannot recommend this one enough.

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TNbooklover66
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Continuing my attack of the ToB longlist with this one. Enjoying the audio. #tob #audiobook #currentlylistening #tournamentofbooks

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Redheadrambles
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Partly based on Contreras own experiences growing up in Colombia during the reign of Pablo Escobar. While not specifically a story of the Colombian drug war, almost everything that happens is a consequence of it.

This is an excellent exploration of the longterm effects of political unrest on children, the normalisation of violence and the physical and emotional toll it exacts.

Requires some patience but ultimately worthwhile.

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Joanielovesbooks
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I might simultaneously read this as well! 😳

Joanielovesbooks Abandoned this one due to time constraints only... will attempt a new start at another time. 7mo
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HardcoverHearts
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This book has appeared on so many “best of”/award lists, so I decided to read it. What a story it‘s turning out to be! The author has found a way to tell the very painful stories of the families caught between the Guerilla fighters, Pablo Escobar‘s gang & the government. All of this through the eyes of a young girl & her housemaid, who is less protected from the violence. Beautiful, poignant, harrowing & tragic story told with a lot of humanity.

AmyG This is a favorite of mine for 2018. Loved it. 9mo
HardcoverHearts @AmyG I agree. It was so very good. Definitely in my top reads of the year! 9mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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This is a book I will not soon forget. I was drawn into Chula's story and had a difficult time to putting this one down. As captivating as this story was, underneath the surface lurks the fact that the events described in this book were often based on real life events. It is ghastly to think about how we as humans inflict harm on one another. A powerful examination of social class, war, family, and healing.

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TheNerdyProfessor
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We spent the weekend redecorating our office space. I absolutely cannot wait to try out this new recliner - only 50 pages left in Fruit of the Drunken Tree and I really don't want this one to end.

AmyG Looks lovely. And this book was just wonderful. I loved Chula. 9mo
tammy_sue Looks great! 👍🏻 9mo
Suelizbeth Random observation: I love your book cart. I have one in the same color. 7mo
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abbreviatedAndy
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This is my Fall TBR... and first up... Fruit of the Drunken Tree (in Spanish) by Ingrid Rojas Contreras.

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TheNerdyProfessor
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I'm 100 pages into this book and completely engrossed. I do not want to do chores, grade papers, or make dinner. I seriously NEED to know what happens. This book is beautifully written and one that should be added to your TBR stack immediately 📖📚🔖

AmyG It‘s so good! 10mo
TheNerdyProfessor @AmyG I had heard almost nothing about this book. And then I saw another Litsy reader had given it a review. I'm so glad I don't always just go by what the popular press recommends! 10mo
Thousand-Lives I am only one chapter in, and already I am hooked! 10mo
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Lindy
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I really wanted to know what it was like to be dead but nobody would tell me.

readordierachel That is a very striking picture/quote combo 10mo
Lindy @readordierachel Thanks. Life with a cat… 10mo
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Lindy
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Young women coming of age in the crime and violence of contemporary Bogota; a fascinating, heartbreaking novel based on the Colombian author‘s experiences. Alternating voices of 7-yr-old Chula & 14-yr-old Petrona are performed on the #audiobook by Marisol Ramirez and Almarie Guerra. Sometimes it seemed that this story would never end—it‘s 12 hours long—but so much happens! It‘s very good, even though the women have a paucity of options.

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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Both versions of the story I told were lies, probably because the truth was more difficult to tell. What was the truth? Something terrible had happened. A man had been killed. Maybe it wasn't so difficult after all.

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