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All the Bad Apples
All the Bad Apples | Mora Fowley-Doyle
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Unflinching and gorgeously written, this feminist novel is important, timely, and a compulsive read. From the highly acclaimed author of the beloved The Accident Season comes an epic breakout novel examining the very topical and controversial issue of women's sexual and reproductive rights, which has never been higher on the public's radar. When Deena's wild older sister Mandy goes missing, presumed dead, Deena refuses to believe it's true. Especially when letters start arriving--letters from Mandy--which proclaim that their family's blighted history is not just bad luck or bad decisions but a curse, handed down to women from generation to generation. Mandy's gone to find the root of the curse before it's too late for Deena. But is the curse even real? And is Mandy still alive? Deena's desperate, cross-country search for her beloved sister--guided only by the notes that mysteriously appear at each destination, leading her to former Magdalene laundry sites and more--is a love letter to women and a heartbreaking cathartic journey.
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MallenNC
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1. Honestly not much different than usual. I don‘t know any little kids in my neighborhood and I don‘t dress up.

2. I‘m extremely grateful that two people close to me are cancer free!

#ThankfulThursday

@Cosmos_Moon

Anyone else want to share?

Cosmos_Moon Fantastic for # 2. Hope it stays away ♥️ 2y
MallenNC @Cosmos_Moon Thank you! 2y
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ItsAnotherJen
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"All the Bad Apples is, in Moïra‘s words, built of equal parts hope and fury—it‘s about feminism and history, family and identity, and what happens when hidden truths are told. She wrote it as Ireland reeled from the findings of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation, as grassroots feminist activists rallied to repeal the 8th amendment"

Lots of twists in this fictional story that shines a light on serious issues. The cover = ?

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MallenNC
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I could have read this book in one sitting but parceled it out over a few days because of its heavy topic as well as wanting to make it last a little longer. The author uses a bit of magic and ghosts to tell a very real story of women‘s reproductive rights in Ireland‘s past and recent history. I guessed one of the twists, and I knew some of the history from the film Philomena, but that didn‘t take away from the book‘s impact. #DoubleSpin for July

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
JamieArc I really liked The Accident Season. I need to get to this one! 2y
MallenNC @JamieArc I had not read this author before but I looked up The Accident Season & it seemed familiar. I think I must have read reviews when it came out. I‘m interested in it now. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
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Sneaking in a little Thanksgiving reading before dinner.

Clare-Dragonfly What a cool dress! 3y
pocketmermaid @Clare-Dragonfly Thanks! It was my wedding dress! I dyed it lavender so I could get more use out of it. It‘s served me well. 😊 3y
Clare-Dragonfly OK, that is TRIPLY cool! 🥰 3y
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ReadingSusan
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This book gutted me. The story, the characters, and the writing. It‘s one of my favorite books I have read this year. But I sobbed in rage while reading the authors note at the end. This cover is also amazing.

I received an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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OutsmartYourShelf
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Deena and her two older sisters are from the Rys family. Rys women who are different & don‘t conform are cursed at age 17 as ‘bad apples‘. When Deena‘s oldest sister, Mandy is presumed dead, Deena believes that Mandy has set off to break the family curse.

The book involves folklore, magic, banshees, Irish history, & LGBTQIA+ issues. Yet I just didn‘t connect with it like other readers have. 3.5🌟 (5🌟for the cover).

j9brown Very cool cover 😯 3y
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KelliJo
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One Day! Thats all it took for me to devour this book! Such a Beautiful story. I could not put it down. I love how History was intertwined throughout and how I was able to feel the emotions these women felt. Absolutely stunning book! ❤

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KelliJo
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Excited doesn't even cover how I'm feeling right now! I have been waiting MONTHS for this book to be released! So excited to jump in and be devoured by this story! ❤

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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The synopsis really does not do this book justice. I was expecting a creepy yet light teen mystery but this is much more than that. The historical fiction aspect of this plotline was surprising but welcomed. I learned a bit about a dark period in Ireland's history that I had not known about. In addition, there were some timely issues discussed.

Disclaimer: I received a free ARC of this book from #EdelweissPlus in exchange for an honest review.

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