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Harmony
Harmony | Carolyn Parkhurst
How far will a mother go to save her family? The Hammond family is living in Washington DC, where everything seems to be going just fine, until it becomes clear that the oldest daughter, Tilly - a mix of off-the-charts genius and social incompetence - is on the autistic spectrum. Once Tilly is kicked out of the last school in the area, her mother Alexandra is at her wits' end. The family turns to Camp Harmony and the wisdom of child behaviour guru Scott Bean for a solution. But what they discover in the woods of New Hampshire will push them to the very limit. Told from the alternating perspectives of Alexandra and her younger daughter, eleven-year-old Iris, this is an unputdownable story about the strength of love, the bonds of family, and how you survive the unthinkable.
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rachelm
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This was hard!!! But this is my #top10ofthedecade #fictionedition. Anyone have any of the same? I‘m interested!

Cinfhen I‘ve seen this one in a few lists 2mo
ephemeralwaltz Oh wow ! I'll have to get my Goodreads out and compile a list. Challenging! 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 This would be brutally hard...there‘s so many good ones!! 2mo
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merelybookish Americanah and Wolf Hall...possible contenders for my list! 2mo
Soubhiville I loved Ove too! I can‘t decide, so I‘ve only done my nonfiction one. 2mo
rachelm If I could sneak an extra four in there I would add all of Ferrante‘s Neapolitan novels… 2mo
rachelm @Cinfhen it is so good! If you haven‘t read it definitely give it a shot 2mo
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Margot0817
Harmony | Carolyn Parkhurst
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Pretty easy to read but really hit close to home since my brother has aspeberger's. I cried when thinking about my mother being in the same position trying to find the best path for her child. However, its not all supposed to be deep and thought provoking. Harmony has a bunch of quirks that make her really fun to follow as the story progresses. You adore her and her sister. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Sharpeipup
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“Labels are overused.”
#audiobook #quotes

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mcipher
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#Edie is too hot today to snuggle, but she did hang out with me while I read. Finished Bird Box and The Silent Patient this weekend and I needed a non-thriller. Parkhurst is a great writer and doesn‘t shy from embarrassing or uncomfortable truths - in this one, she‘s dropped some great lines about parenting and marriage that I think apply to anyone with kids, but especially when your kids struggle. ♥️
#catsoflitsy

rretzler 😻 8mo
Erofan Gorgeous 😻 8mo
shellleigh33 ❤️ Finished up the mother-in-law and started Silent Patient last night. Only about 5 chapters but I‘m liking it so far. What was your thoughts? Also working on getting you a letter in the mail this week. I am so sorry I have been slacking as a penpal lately 🤦‍♀️ 8mo
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mcipher @shellleigh33 I liked it, it was very different than I expected! I have been feeling the same way- I even wrote you a letter and LOST IT! 😆 Also - have you read this book? It‘s very Jody Picoult so I thought you might like it and I‘d love to mail it to you if you want it. 8mo
shellleigh33 I have not read that one yet and Yes I would love for you to send it to me. Love Jodi Picoult so I am sure I will love it!! 😘 8mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Awesome, I‘ll send it your way. It was really good! 8mo
shellleigh33 Thank you so much!! I sent you a letter out yesterday. 8mo
mcipher @shellleigh33 Yay! Looking forward to getting some mail!! 😊 8mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Soubhiville I liked this in audiobook a lot! 2y
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Pelican71
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Mehso-so

It was okay, I wanted more. Quick read. #dogsofLitsy #schoolsoutforsummer

tammysue 💗🐶💗 2y
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NCNY
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I ended up reading this all in one day. The structure and story really sucked me in. The alternating viewpoints were a really effective way to tell the story. I don't have children but I feel like it gave me a glimpse into what parents go through - especially when their children don't turn out exactly like they hoped or imagined.

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Soubhiville
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Even though it was pretty clear to me something weird was going on with this family counseling camp in NH, I enjoyed the unfolding story. I wish Iris had confided in her parents more.

I like audiobooks with different narrators for each POV.

3.5 of 5 ⭐️

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Soubhiville
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I started Harmony on my way to work this morning. It takes place in Laconia, NH, close to where I grew up! Does anyone else sometimes choose to read books mostly for their locations? I find I have nostalgia for New England, and read a lot of books set there because of that.

An hour in and I think this is going to be a great audiobook!

CSeydel I totally do that! 2y
LitLogophile Yes! Although I definitely don‘t identify as culturally southern, nothing makes me feel at home like a very vivid description of the south in the dead of summer and I love books like The Little Friend by Donna Tartt which really nail it❤️❤️ 2y
Soubhiville @CSeydel what is the area you like to read about? 2y
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Soubhiville @LitLogophile that‘s on my TBR. I currently live in East TN, but I don‘t identify as Southern either. 2y
LitLogophile I‘m in Kentucky now after a lot of moving, but I‘m from north Florida, which is actually more southern than Louisville 🤔. I think you‘ll like TLF then — it‘s a pretty interesting portrayal of fading southern heritage 2y
AmyG I definitely read books for location. Usually New England areas and NY areas. 2y
Dolly Funny you should mention location. I had a cure for missing New England (my locale in particular), but I see you've read the book Running With Scissors. 😂Tracy Kidder is a local author that wrote Hometown (?) set here. Oh, and House. 2y
DebinHawaii Yes! Especially books set where I have lived or spent time in--it's fun to see familiar sites & places in the pages and if the author captures the feeling of places I enjoy. 🤗 2y
Soubhiville Thanks @Dolly I‘ll look for those 😊📚 2y
CSeydel @Soubhiville I‘m in Southern California so I have an affinity for stories set here 😊 and the West in general. 2y
CSeydel @Dolly Tracy Kidder is great! 2y
DivineDiana I love books with local settings! 2y
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Smartypants
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I could read books about autism all day long. The author did a great job exploring the emotional rollercoaster of parenting a child with autism. I related so much to the story in this book—seeking any and every potential way to make the life of your child as simple as possible. The story takes a twist toward the end. #autism

CBee My youngest is on the spectrum. Not sure I could read this book 😬 2y
Smartypants @CBee my son is also, but he is older. I‘ve read lots of fiction/non-fiction with autism as a central theme but this author was the first to capture all of the feelings I had when my son was first diagnosed. That being said, I can see how it would be difficult to knowingly revisit those feelings again. (((Hugs))) 2y
CBee @Smartypants I sort of revisit it on a daily basis, even though it‘s been two years..... hardest thing I‘ve ever been through I think. If you‘d be open to it, I‘d love to talk more about it. Email maybe? 😊 2y
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BookishBlonde12
Harmony | Carolyn Parkhurst
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The Hammond family decides to pack up their belongings in DC and leave when Tilly, the oldest daughter, is kicked out of her last school. Tilly struggles with social queues, but is an off the chart genius. The family heads to New Hampshire for Camp Harmony and the wisdom of child behavior guru, Scott Bean for a solution. But what they find out in the woods of Camp Harmony will push them to the limit.

MelissaS Ooh, sounds good! 2y
BookishBlonde12 This story was told in alternating perspectives, Alexandra the mother, Tilly, and Iris the younger sister. Beautifully written and I highly recommend the audiobook. I enjoyed this book WAY more than I was anticipating. 5 star ⭐️ good reads rating from me! 2y
BookishBlonde12 @MelissaS SO GOOD!!! ☺️ 2y
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LiteraryinLititz I read this a while back and remembered it being really good and unexpected. 2y
BookishBlonde12 @LiteraryinLititz I‘ve had it on my #TBR list for awhile. But did not expect it to be that great. I couldn‘t put it down! 2y
Kaye Sounds good ! 2y
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BookishBlonde12
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Today‘s audiobook to help me get through the work day. 👍🏻☕️🎧

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Smartypants
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Wow! I‘ve read a lot of fiction and non-fiction on the topic of autism spectrum disorders and this is the first one that has fully captured the essence of how a parent feels when their child receives their diagnosis. Incredibly well-written. #autism

Libby1 I am on this journey right now and that‘s exactly how I feel. Thanks for sharing. ❤️ 2y
Smartypants @Libby1 thoughts and prayers with you, it truly is a journey. Your grief will transform into incredible strength, advocacy for your child and relentless hope. The best advice I can give you is don‘t let anyone—teachers, school “experts” and even doctors put your child into a box that limits their potential. 💙 2y
Libby1 @Smartypants - thanks so much for your kind words. Thankfully, the professionals have been amazing so far. The problem is more my own anxieties about life for him. I want to stay positive and not let this define him and us as a family. His abilities are very high but most social events cause great stress. I will keep praying for that “relentless hope” you mentioned and be kind to myself as I grieve. ❤️ 2y
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lynneamch
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#harmony #quotsyfeb18 @tk-421

A hopeful mother uproots her family in a last- ditch effort to help her troubled child. Turns out Camp Harmony may not live up to its name. Intriguing story and beautiful writing from one of my favorite authors.

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JoScho Poor Vincent was so amazing and so troubled 😟 2y
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saguarosally
Harmony | Carolyn Parkhurst
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A bookstore with a sign. Think they‘ll let me live here? #dcbookstoretour #eastcitybookshop #bookstore

SamHeartCoffee Lovely! 2y
GondorGirl Ooo- I'll be in DC for work in a few days... I'll have to look this one up! 2y
saguarosally @SamHeartCoffee Great books too! 2y
saguarosally @GondorGirl East City Bookshop, right near the Eastern Market stop on the Metro, about two blocks from Capitol Hill Books. 2y
GondorGirl @saguarosally Thanks! We're working a convention at the National Harbor, but should end up with a bit of time to explore. 2y
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JenFowler
Harmony | Carolyn Parkhurst
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'Harmony' is on my TBR list and would be perfect for #siblings day for #AprilBookShowers. The story is told from the mother's (Alexandra) and her daughter's (Iris) perspectives. Tilly and Iris are sisters, Tilly has some kind of crazy hard -to -understand developmental issues mixed with genius. Funny, dark, and emotional.

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post! This sounds like an engrossing read. The Hammond family seems normal. Their oldest daughter, Tilly, is off-the-charts genius & socially inept though, & gets kicked out of all DC's schools. At the end of their rope, they meet Scott Bean, a child behavior guru starting a camp for families like theirs in NH. They can be a "core family". It tests their limits. Narrated by mom Alexandra & youngest, Iris. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?

lynneamch Love Carolyn Parkhurst. This is a great read: thought-fulll and thought-provoking. Also loved 3y
lynneamch And for kids, this one is so cute. 3y
LauraJ Heard about this one a few weeks ago. Sounds like it needs to go on the #tbr 3y
BookishMarginalia I really enjoyed this one. 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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PhoebeReading
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Mehso-so

I thought this book could have been 50 pages longer! Those flashbacks were a beautiful gut punch though, tragic, specific, and universal.

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BookDragonNotWorm
Harmony | Carolyn Parkhurst
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Written by the author of Dogs of Babel - this is no masterpiece, but it is a thought provoking glimpse into a family with a child on the autism spectrum and the lengths they'll go through to help any way they can. Mixed with a large dose of humor. Not a huge fan of the ending, but I'm glad I read this. I feel like I've gained a deeper level of understanding. #LitsyAtoZ #letterH

Reviewsbylola I have this on my list now that my 4 yo daughter has been diagnosed with ASD. I read Dogs of Babel years ago but barely remember it. 3y
lynneamch I enjoyed this a lot, though it's hard to beat her 3y
lynneamch She also wrote a darling children‘s book 3y
BookDragonNotWorm @Reviewsbylola The kids in this book don't exhibit the mainstream symptoms that the inexperienced tend to associate with ASD, but the author presents such a beautiful perspective, especially in the afterword. I hope you enjoy it ☺️ 3y
BookDragonNotWorm @lynneamch I'll have to check those out. Thanks! 3y
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pinkpygmypuffs
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I couldn't sleep so I spent the night finishing this book. The ending was so abrupt and left me with more questions and just frustrations. The book has many dry parts that I skimmed past hoping for more than I actually got. Did Scott Bean have multiple personalities? Like I just really don't understand. And the "kidnapping part", that could have been developed so much better. Just too many loose strings. PASS!!

LiteraryinLititz I thought the end was pretty problematic too. A strange book. 3y
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BookDragonNotWorm
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I made myself a margarita, does that count? #bookaddiction

Mccall0113 Totally counts 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Absolutely!🍹 3y
kspenmoll Yes! 🍹always! 3y
britt_brooke YES. 🙌🏻 3y
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pinkpygmypuffs
Harmony | Carolyn Parkhurst

Well I have $1.47 left on my amazon gift card after getting a bunch of kindle books in today's sale. (Good As Gone, Before The Fall, The Wangs vs. The World, Juniper and Harmony) plus I have 4 new borrowed library ebooks and 2 audio book holds that just came though. Guess I won't be grading this weekend. 😂

Joybishoptx Grading is overrated 3y
lynneamch I hope you like Harmony. I really like all Carolyn Parkhurst. Interesting concept in 3y
jessberk13 There's a readathon in two weeks. @24in48 I'm going to participate because I have nothing to do that weekend and I'm so happy. You should do it too!! 3y
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shelf-improvement
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I took an extra few days of PTO after the holidays, so I am trying to cram in as much reading as possible. My cat, meanwhile, is trying to lick lunch off my face.

#ReadHarder #within100miles
#LitstAtoZ #letterH
#LitsyChallenge #multipleperspectives

LindsayReads 😂😂😂😂😂 3y
Julsmarshall What a great plan! Enjoy! 3y
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Violarama
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"Even now, you think that's where this is going?" a character asks, but we can't be blamed for forgetting this is a down to earth story with rich, believable characters because it's so damn suspenseful. This is the best novel I've read in a while. Tightly constructed and full of sumptuous paragraphs, a book about many things, and how desperately we need to treat autistic children as people instead of problems. #family #cults #camp

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Today's haul! Got the three books at the consignment shop for about $14. The notebook and pencils are from the local bookstore. They are so me, I couldn't pass them up!

WanderingBookaneer Loving Fucking Brilliant! 3y
Reviewsbylola Great haul! 3y
gibblr @WanderingBookaneer They also had a Carpe Fucking Diem. It was a tough choice 😜 3y
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Cortg Love the notebook!!! 3y
WanderingBookaneer That should be my next tattoo! 😜 3y
RealLifeReading Love the pencils and notebook! 3y
LeahBergen Love them!! 3y
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#photoadaynov16, Day 19: One-Word Titles

Just got this bad boy from the library. It sounded good, but I have disliked every book I've ever read with a Picoult cover blurb. Anyone else read it?

theladygreer Yes. She's an amazing writer - my favorite is The Nobodies Album, but I liked this one too. 3y
shelf-improvement @theladygreer Somehow, I've just never gotten around to her. 3y
NerdyRev I really enjoyed this one 3y
MicheleinPhilly Just finished this one yesterday. I liked it a lot. Think it would make a great book club pick. 3y
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bookandcat
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stuck in the car for awhile yesterday so started listening to this book. I adore Parkhurst and so far I LOVE this book. I'm more than half done (listening at 1.5x speed). it's told from the perspective of a mom and 2 daughters, one kid has PDD-NOS (similar to autism). the family is moving to NH to help work at a camp built to help families like theirs. most captivating child narrator since Where'd you go Bernadette? or Room #audiobook #audible

MicheleinPhilly I'm reading this right now too! Really enjoying it! 3y
bookandcat @MicheleinPhilly I just finished it today! The audiobook was fantastic. Have you read any other Parkhurst books? 3y
MicheleinPhilly @bookandcat I read The Dogs of Babel way back when. 3y
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bookandcat @MicheleinPhilly I liked her other two books as well. I think her second was one of my favorites. :-D 3y
bookandcat (I liked Dogs of Babel too) 3y
MicheleinPhilly I've actually avoided her books b/c Dogs of Babel upset me too much. 🐶 lover. 3y
bookandcat I don't think any of the others have dogs in them :-p her second one is set around an amazing race style reality show @MicheleinPhilly 3y
MicheleinPhilly Good to know - thanks! I shall add them to my TBR mountain. 😛 3y
lynneamch The Nobodies Album was my favorite of hers. Author rewrites endings of all her books-- fascinating concept. Her children‘s book is really cute, too. Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly. 3y
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amrsprout
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Very detailed and thorough about having an autistic child. Interesting story and characters.

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bermudaonion
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The audio version of this story of a family struggling with the joys and frustrations of a special needs child is outstanding.

Soubhiville I'm looking forward to reading this! 3y
BethFishReads Isn't it a great #audiobook ????? 3y
bermudaonion @BethFishReads Yes, that group of narrators is hard to beat! 3y
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HiddenGemBooks
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The Hammond family is living in DC, where everything seems to be going just fine, until its clear that the oldest daughter, Tilly, is developing abnormally--a mix of genius and social incompetence. Once Tilly is kicked out of the last school in the area, her mother is out of ideas.

The family turns to Camp Harmony and child behavior guru Scott Bean for a solution. But what they discover in the woods of New Hampshire will push them to the limit.

bookandcat I love Carolyn Parkhurst. I'm dying to read this book. 3y
Books-In-Bloom This sounds extremely interesting! 3y
lynneamch Love her, too! Don't miss reading #thenobodiesalbum and her children's book #cookingwithhenryandelliebelly 3y
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Liberty
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75 and sunny yesterday. 60 and raining today. 80 tomorrow. So glad I can read no matter what the weather because, whoo, Maine, you crazy. 😝

R.Lyn-Romance-Reads I'm in Connecticut and it rained a bit yesterday and it is 85 degrees today. 3y
hernanderson sounds like the city of oaxaca, albeit less tropical 🤔 3y
angrylilasian Sounds like Chicago weather! 😆 3y
bookwrm526 I keep saying Mother Nature is drunk but she won't go to bed 3y
GetFictional Haha I feel like Maine always has a bit of fun with us when she's changing seasons. 75 today and it'll probably snow next week. 3y
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Christine
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As a mom of a boy with autism, this hit close to home for me; so spot-on in portraying the big and little moments of the special needs parenting life that I cringed and laughed in recognition often! Really great writing, and I would have happily spent much more time getting to know the characters. The ending wasn't my favorite, but it's still a book that will stick with me for a long time.

AmyWrites I am also a mama to a boy with ASD...and I would love to read this. Thank you for sharing! I know there are lots of us mamas out there but it still sometimes feels isolating and lonely. This make me feel less alone! 3y
Christine Aww thanks for sharing, @AmyWrites!! I hope you get the chance to read it and that you enjoy it, too! And yay for feeling less alone - how old is your little guy? Mine is somehow already 12! 3y
AmyWrites I reserved it on my library's website as soon as I read your review 😃My boy is 5. Diagnosed a year ago and high-functioning...he has a lot going for him but every day is its own challenge. (You know!) How's your boy doing? 3y
Christine @AmyWrites Haha, great, I look forward to hearing what you think! My son is doing well lately - also high-functioning; behavioral/self-regulation issues are his main challenges. Just started middle school this year - 😳, but so far he is surviving!! 3y
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Liberty
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Starting this next but I don't know if I can read it, since I sprained my eyes, rolling them so much at the last book I read. 😂

DGRachel 😂😂 3y
Sassy_Steph Which book caused the eye rolling injury? Lol 3y
Liberty @Sassy_Steph Oh, I don't like to call out books I don't enjoy. Best to never speak of it again. 😂😝 3y
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valeriegeary Here's hoping this one is better... Because it sounds pretty amazing. 3y
UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 3y
MishAnn But I feel like I need to know what book made you eye roll! 3y
TheCanuckReader Littens must know :) 3y
quirkyreader Time for some audio book goodness until your eyes heal. There are sometimes when my problem gets in the way and I just listen to poetry read by Richard Armitage. 3y
auntie_jenn i thought you read it already? or maybe it was @rebeccaschinsky? picked it up based on someone's rec on ATB. 3y
Liberty @auntie_jenn Rebecca read it! 3y
auntie_jenn 👍🏻👍🏻so good. i have an hour left on audio. can't wait for my drive tomorrow 3y
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auntie_jenn
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sooo good. Cassandra Campbell is brilliant, as usual.

BooksForEmpathy God she is SO good always!!! Favorite narrator. 3y
BethFishReads Campbell was great 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Pick up this novel for its deft portrayal of the joys and sorrows of living with a child with special needs. Tilly is thirteen and pretty much unmanageable: inappropriate, defiant, aggressive. She is also brilliant, incisive, imaginative. When a "parenting guru" offers hope, the family moves to NH to start Camp Harmony. Though both guru and ending ring false, the virtues far outweigh the faults of this engaging novel. #NetGalley #autism

jennifersmeth I loved this one too! 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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How your Google history reveals all.

LilMamaMastro I've thought this so many times! 3y
Suzze Perfect! 3y
theladygreer This book has so many crystal insights. 3y
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BeththeBookDragon Mine goes everywhere from 'how to remove crayon from inside your dryer' to 'Steelers 2016 schedule' to 'recipes for the big orange squash thing my mom brought me'! 3y
ElizabethSensa I enjoyed this one and her Dogs of Babel too. 3y
mrsh62010 Mine's weird. 3y
NHLibrarian I often think librarians have the weirdest search history... not just our own stuff, but the random and weird stuff we look up for other people. 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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A mom reminds herself that her daughter --her rebellious, defiant, brilliant, unpredictable thirteen-year-old child with "special needs"-- is a both a gift and an awesome responsibility. #powerful

rachelm I got the ARC of this and couldn't put it down. Amazing 3y
LiteraryinLititz My hold just came in at the library! I'm excited to start this one soon. @rachelm 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Notafraidofwords So true. It's the small consistencies that bring us relief. 3y
MCYmermaid A lovely sentiment. 3y
Live_to_read Perfect ending to a tough day. 3y
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LindaGrace812 Ooo, this one is close to the top of my library stack! Thanks for the little teaser! 3y
kspenmoll So needed this today. Thank you! 3y
WanderingBookaneer That's how I feel about yesterday. 3y
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MinetteMinitzer
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Pickpick

I enjoyed it

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BookishMarginalia
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Arriving at school extra early because @WanderingBookaneer has a field trip with her sixth graders gives me extra time to read 👍🏼🤓

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BookishMarginalia
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Starting this one tonight. More #NetGalley ❤️ - the cover is a little eerie...

audiothing Yes, eerie, I think it's her arms, so unnaturally positioned 3y
melbeautyandbooks Stacked it! 3y
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Well-ReadNeck
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#somethingforsept #SeptemberPhotoChallenge #septemberfavorites Had a big reading month --finished 25 books! Here are my favorites. Three of which I listened to on audiobook (which surprises me because I'm pretty picky about audio). And three were ARCs. (Also surprising because I don't usually have a lot, but netgalley rained down on me this month). The other 2 were Decatur Book Festival finds!!

Redheadrambles Wow ! 25 books 📚!! 3y
Vikz 25 books 📚 congratulations 🎊 😀 3y
Marchpane Wow, bumper month! So excited for Hagseed to finally come out 😁 3y
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Reviewsbylola Amazing month!! 3y
Darthdad Unreal 25 in a month! Very impressive 3y
read_diverse_books I echo the notion that you're incredible! Love this list. I read Lock In several months back and LOVED IT. It was my first Scalzi book but not my last! 3y
KarenUK Wow! That's a great month! 3y
Well-ReadNeck Thanks you guys! I blame it on the Decatur Book Festival and netgalley. 😜 3y
gossamerchild 👏. Seriously impressed! 3y
melbeautyandbooks Way to go! 👏🏻 3y
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theladygreer
Harmony | Carolyn Parkhurst
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Carolyn Parkhurst is an elegant, gifted literary writer, & also she knows her Simpsons. #twentydollarscanbuymanypeanuts

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Bookquilter
Harmony | Carolyn Parkhurst
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This book is well written.... Beautiful in fact. The point of the mother is spot on... I related to myself in her perspective... The problem is that I found myself very angry when when I finished this book.... I haven't gotten over it yet so... I guess we are calling this a book hangover.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Awake too late because I started (and finished) this book tonight. Told from point of view of mother (in the second person, no less), 11 year old daughter, and 13 year old daughter who is on the autism spectrum. Couldn't put it down, obvs. Off to sleep, littens. 😴

Em890 You don't find many books written completely in second person. Definitely going to check this out sometime. 3y
Carol That is so smart writing the due date on a sticky note! 3y
Readingismyescape @Carol agreed. I need to start doing that 3y
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Peaceful_Reader I love the sticky note as well. Surely would cut down on my lib fines. 3y
rubyslippersreads I'm going to steal that sticky note trick. 😀 3y
Coleen I was at first worried that your "?" meant this was a snoozer book, but happy to see it meant the opposite! I have this on Mt. TBR. 3y
Well-ReadNeck @Em890 Only the mother's section is written in the 2nd person (almost as if she is talking to herself) I'm not sure if I could have handled more 😜 3y
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"Happiness, as it exists in the world - as opposed to those artificially constructed moments like weddings and birthday parties, where it's gathered into careful piles - is not smooth. Happiness in the real world is mostly just resilience and a willingness to arch oneself toward optimism." P 205

brendanmleonard I am very curious about this one! 3y
ElizabethSensa @brendanmleonard I hope you'll let us know what you think if you read it! I loved her Dogs of Babel too. 3y
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