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Turbulence
Turbulence | David Szalay
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From the acclaimed, Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of All That Man Is, a stunning, virtuosic novel about twelve people, mostly strangers, and the surprising ripple effect each one has on the life of the next as they cross paths while in transit around the world. A woman strikes up a conversation with the man sitting next to her on a plane after some turbulence. He returns home to tragic news that has also impacted another stranger, a shaken pilot on his way to another continent who seeks comfort from a journalist he meets that night. Her life shifts subtly as well, before she heads to the airport on an assignment that will shift more lives in turn. In this wondrous, profoundly moving novel, Szalay's diverse protagonists circumnavigate the planet in twelve flights, from London to Madrid, from Dakar to Sao Paulo, to Toronto, to Delhi, to Doha, en route to see lovers or estranged siblings, aging parents, baby grandchildren, or nobody at all. Along the way, they experience the full range of human emotions from loneliness to love and, knowingly or otherwise, change each other in one brief, electrifying interaction after the next. Written with magic and economy and beautifully exploring the delicate, crisscrossed nature of relationships today, Turbulence is a dazzling portrait of the interconnectedness of the modern world.
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Readaholics
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This book is a great short read. It‘s like a movie and the reader is the voyeur who gets to jump into a d out of several entwined stories all based on people coming and going from flights. The characters are great and the stories are just interesting and short enough to hook you before you jump into another.

BarbaraBB Loved this one 💕 4d
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KarenUK
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#octoberwrapup
A month of challenge reads, some lovely cookbooks and a fabulous reread, on audio (Daisy Jones)
My favorite fiction was Turbulence.. a beautifully written collection of linked vignettes that really spoke to me.
The Art of escapism cooking is a gorgeous memoir/cookbook - my favorite combo!
I realized that space stuff (Descender for #pop19) is not for me, and I‘m just #meh about YA fantasy (Blood and Bone for #booked2019) 🤷‍♀️

BarbaraBB I loved Turbulence too! 3w
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Lindy
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Shining softly and strung together like pearls, twelve brief, interlinked stories connect readers with people across the globe. Clever and humane. #Audiobook narrated by Gabra Zackman.

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Lindy
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Each chapter is a separate story but you can see the links between them by looking at the airport codes, starting with LGW–MAD (Gatwick to Madrid) and ending back at Gatwick via Budapest. You can also see how brief this audiobook is: only 2.5 hours long.

Sace Sounds fascinating! 1mo
wen4blu Clever! 1mo
Lindy @Sace @wen4blu Yes, it‘s neatly done. 1mo
ljuliel That‘s different ! 1mo
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Hooked_on_books
Turbulence | David Szalay
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This slim book is a collection of linked short stories all somehow related to airline travel. Each story takes its main character from the prior story and follows that person forward, handing the baton through to the end, when we come back around to the beginning. I enjoyed it, though I don‘t think I found it as profound as did the NYT book review podcast.

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BarbaraBB
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Based on @Cinfhen ‘s review I bought this one and she was right, it is very good! Losely connected stories, all based on people travelling by plane to go home, visit friends, family, escape the turbulence of their own life etc.
Just like in Szalay‘s other book, All That Man Is, his characters and plots are so interesting that I would like to read (much) more about all of them.

(Pic: Our AirBnB in The Hamptons, New York)

Cinfhen It really needed to be longer!!!! I loved this book but it left me wanting more. Did it storm by you today???? How many books did you read on your trip??? How many new books are you bringing back??? 3mo
Kalalalatja Looks lovely! 3mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen we had a beautiful day but I think the storm is approaching now. I‘ll send you a copy of All that Man is when I‘m home, it is just as good as this one and longer! I just started my 17th book 😊 and bought 12... 🙈. We also bought an extra suitcase because my kids bought sneakers and stuff like that. How about you? Did Niki bring tons of book that had been waiting for you in her apartment 🤣?! (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen My stack of books is ridiculous 😜hubby is already having fits and I still have another 3 weeks left!!!! I‘d love to read All That Man Is xx thank you 😘have you posted your haul? I‘ll have to go back and see what you bought!!! I know you went to Strand 🙌🏻❤️ what an amazing trip you planned!!! I‘m sure kids had a blast. Zach ALWAYS brings back sneakers!! It‘s always our first (and last) stop😁 3mo
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BookishTrish
Turbulence | David Szalay
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Best reads: Turbulence and A Girl Returned

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BookishTrish
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A beautiful beautiful book. I read it in a single sitting, hugged it and reluctantly passed it on to my husband. I‘ll definitely reread it.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh wow - stacking based on your review. Sounds like an amazing book. 4mo
andrew61 I loved All that man is so this looks great 👍 4mo
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Cinfhen
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#LilithJuly This slim little volume of interconnected stories all revolve around airplane travel. Each chapter is headed by airport destinations and the stories start and end at the previous destination. I was hooked from the very first “flight “ and delighted with each encounter. It‘s not available until September but reserve your #WindowSeat now 😜 #NetGalley #ARC

TrishB Clever 👍🏻 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😁👍 4mo
Cinfhen This book almost made my #Top6Reads @TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm It still might end up on my favorites of 2019 🧡 4mo
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TrishB Wow 😮 that‘s praise indeed! 4mo
KarenUK I‘ve already pre-ordered this based on your review 💕😊👍 4mo
jenniferw88 It's available in the UK now! 4mo
Cinfhen I hope you like it @jenniferw88 my only regret, it‘s a very short read 😬 4mo
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Cinfhen
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“For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet.” Wow!!! This book was fabulous....just wish it was longer 😉Twelve stories that are loosely connected join to make a full circle. 5 shiny stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #NetGalley #ARC @ScribnerBooks 🙏🏻

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 6mo
KarenUK Stacked! 📚 6mo
Cinfhen I really loved this one @KarenUK @TrishB ❣️❣️❣️✈️ 6mo
BarbaraBB Wow, great review. I am now really intrigued by this one, especially since I loved 6mo
Cinfhen It was really good but too short @BarbaraBB another reviewer said it was too similar to this book.....so now I want to read (edited) 6mo
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Cinfhen
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Thank God for my fully charged Kindle and the beachside bar...got my awesome salad, fabulous drink and I‘m ready to start a new #ARC #HappyMemorialDay 🇺🇸❤️#NetGalley #ReadAndEats

Booksnchill Yum! 6mo
Soubhiville That looks amazing! 6mo
jhod Nom nom!! 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Ah, jealous where you are now.. 😘💕 6mo
TrishB Looks lovely ❤️ enjoy! 6mo
Kalalalatja Yuuuuuum 😍 6mo
Theaelizabet That looks yummy! I‘ve heard such good things about the tagged book. Look forward to your review. 6mo
saresmoore Delish! 6mo
Recommended4Reading Yum! Enjoy!!! 6mo
BarbaraBB That food looks fab! 😘 6mo
Cinfhen It was delicious ♥️ @BarbaraBB 6mo
GatheringBooks looks too good to eat!! 6mo
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LMJenkins
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This one is intriguing. Just started, but it‘s very short. I‘m sure I‘ll finish it tonight. #ARC

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HillsAndHamletsBookshop
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Just started this advance copy the upcoming title by David Szalay and it grabbed me from page one. It‘s gonna be a good one!

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