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After You'd Gone
After You'd Gone | Maggie O'Farrell
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Alice Raikes takes a train from London to Scotland to visit her family, but when she gets there she witnesses something so shocking that she insists on returning to London immediately. A few hours later, Alice is lying in a coma after an accident that may or may not have been a suicide attempt. Alice's family gathers at her bedside and as they wait, argue, and remember, long-buried tensions emerge. The more they talk, the more they seem to conceal. Alice, meanwhile, slides between varying levels of consciousness, recalling her past and a love affair that recently ended. A riveting story that skips through time and interweaves multiple points of view, After You'd Gone is a novel of stunning psychological depth and marks the debut of a major literary talent.
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Megabooks
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All the elements that have made O‘Farrell a powerhouse writer were there in her impressive 2000 debut. This was a fantastic used book find!

Told in non-linear segments, the story of Alice‘s attempted suicide is heartbreaking and lyrical. O‘Farrell slowly reveals more about Alice, her impulsivity and passion, the family that cares about her, and the deeply painful event behind it. Grab your tissues!

Midday naps with Molly!

squirrelbrain Aw Molly! I have this book on my physical TBR shelf…. Must get to it soon. (Along with every other book I own!) 2w
SRWCF Molly's got the right idea! 2w
sarahbarnes 😍😍 I will have to add this to my list! 2w
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Cinfhen Molly is wiped out 🙃sweet pup 2w
BarbaraBB I have this one on my shelves. Will read it soon! 2w
Leftcoastzen 🐶cuteness! 2w
Gissy Someone is tired, taking a nap! 🐶❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly we all have TBR for days y‘all! I hope you enjoy it when you get to it! 2w
Megabooks @SRWCF @Cinfhen @Leftcoastzen @Gissy thanks y‘all! I‘m rather partial to my sweet girl! 💜💜 2w
Megabooks @sarahbarnes I think you‘d enjoy it! 👍🏻 2w
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BarbaraBB
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Today I received a book that I‘ve been wanting to read for a long time. But I don‘t know who to thank for it!
Please let me know so I can thank you properly!

TrishB I love the mystery bookmails 😁 it‘s not me- but a good read 👍🏻 6mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB It‘s exciting! 6mo
LeeRHarry This is my favourite Maggie O‘Farrell so I hope you enjoy it 😊 6mo
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CarolynM That's from me - Merry Christmas😘 I sent you a card too, but who knows when that will arrive. Also, the birthday gift I sent you seems to be still in transit🙄☹ 6mo
BarbaraBB @CarolynM That‘s so kind! Thank you so much, I love O‘Farrell! Mail is terrible at the moment, I hope your card and birthday gift will get here safely 🤞🏽😘 I sent you a gift too - by Amazon. I‘ve been receiving updates for a few weeks now of how it‘s traveling from one US place to the other 😳 with an ETA at your place of 12 January…. (edited) 6mo
CarolynM 🤣A well travelled book! I guess we should be grateful that we still have mail, even when it's so slow. 6mo
BarbaraBB @CarolynM Yes! It makes it extra special to receive something. Thanks again for the well-chosen book ❤️ 6mo
BarbaraBB @LeeRHarry That is good to know. So far I‘ve loved all the books I read by her, with the exception maybe of 6mo
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This is Maggie O‘Farrell‘s debut and it is great. Not as polished as her more recent work but very well done. Alice is in a coma after being hit by a car and the story jumps around all over the place in time and POV piecing together the events of her life. It was confusing a couple times but the pacing was spot on. This was ambitious and she totally pulled it off. 4⭐️

TerriGreen Love Maggie O‘Farrell! Can‘t wait to read Hamnet. 2y
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GidgetsTreasures75
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12-23-19: My 107th finished book of 2019! Beautifully written. #afteryoudgone #maggieofarrell 👍🏼📖#️⃣1️⃣0️⃣7️⃣

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sprainedbrain
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It took me a bit to get in to this book, but once I did I was hooked. I loved the multiple POVs, the writing is brilliant, and the story, while heartbreaking at many points, is intriguing and compelling.

Excellent choice for #LMPBC, Emily! 😃

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This will be on the way to you tomorrow, Ashley!

cathysaid Sending yours tomorrow! 3y
LeeRHarry Loved this one! 💕 3y
cathysaid A flat tire kept your book from going out yesterday, but it‘s on the way now! Sorry for the delay 😞 3y
sprainedbrain @cathysaid no problem at all! I always have too many books to read anyway. 😉Sorry about your tire! 3y
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@sprainedbrain It‘s on the way! Estimated arrival is 5/2. Hope you like it as much as I did. #LMPBC #bookmail

Trashcanman There are questions. Questions. There's no home for me here. 3y
cathysaid @Trashcanman Don‘t ask Depression for any answers, because it lies. But don‘t let it win, either. Because it‘s an evil motherfucker and god knows it doesn‘t deserve success. But you do. And I do. So stand with me, George. Or sit. Sitting is good, too...just ask Ghandi. Man was he a good sitter. 🤟 3y
EmilyM @cathysaid I just sent Clock Dance to you today! Should take about a week. 3y
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Trashcanman The future is frightening 3y
cathysaid @EmilyM Looking forward to it! 3y
sprainedbrain It arrived today! 😊 3y
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cathysaid
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Excellent. I‘m going to definitely read more by this author. Great pick for our #lmpbc and I look forward to hearing what others think. Don‘t want to say more but I will after everyone in our group has read it. Thanks @EmilyM ! 4/5⭐️

@sprainedbrain @EclecticBookLover

EmilyM @cathysaid Glad you liked it! I love how she jumps around in time to tell the story. 3y
EmilyM @CarolynM I have that stacked! I live her writing style. 3y
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EmilyM *love 3y
Rachel_nyc If you haven‘t already read it, this one is fantastic. I‘ve been meaning to read more from her as well. 3y
cathysaid @Rachel_nyc Yes, that‘s the next one I want to read. 3y
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cathysaid
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Look what came today! #LMPBC book! @EmilyM I‘m looking forward to it. Gotta finish my book this weekend and get it mailed to @sprainedbrain on Monday!

#bookmail #GroupT @EclecticBookLover

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EmilyM
After You'd Gone | Maggie O'Farrell
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Just finished my #lmpbc for #groupT ! I'm not going to say anything about it because I want to know what the others in my group think...I am just going to rate it as a pick and say that I officially love this author. @EclecticBookLover @sprainedbrain @cathysaid

TrishB I love this author too ❤️ I‘ve never seen that cover! 3y
EmilyM @TrishB What is your favorite book by her? 3y
cathysaid Looking forward to it! 3y
TrishB This one is my fav 👍🏻 3y
EmilyM @TrishB I loved that one, too! 3y
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EmilyM
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@sprainedbrain @EclecticBookLover @cathysaid Here are the books I have narrowed my list down to. Let me know what you think. I don't want to pick one you have already read. #lmpbc #groupT

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sprainedbrain The only one that I have read is All my Puny Sorrows (so good!). I would be thrilled with any of the others. Great choices! 3y
cathysaid I think After You‘d Gone sounds great! 3y
EclecticBookLover The fisherman, vein of the ocean, and after you'd gone sound good. They all sound good, tough choices! 3y
EmilyM @sprainedbrain @cathysaid @EclecticBookLover I will be going with After You'd Gone! 3y
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“She has spent most of the day reading and is feeling rather out of touch with reality, as if her own life has become insubstantial in the face of the fiction she's been absorbed in.”

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LisaCarey
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One wonders why the Guardian reviewer is so ashamed of passion.

TimSpalding Manchester is not exactly passion-central. 4y
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Buechersuechtling
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Das Buch hält leider nicht was der Prolog verspricht. Die Auflösung ist verglichen mit der aufgebauten Erwartung doch recht simpel. Ein gutes Buch, allerdings nicht herausragend. Manche Erzählstränge verstehe ich auch nicht, weil ich nicht weiß, was sie zu Handlung beitragen. Außer, dass sie vielleicht zeigen, dass sich charakterliche Ähnlichkeiten vererben.
Außerdem weiß ich nicht, ob ich die Charaktere verweichlicht oder authentisch finden soll.

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„Sie haben davon gesprochen, im Sommer nach Tschechien zu fahren, weil Alice ein Foto von Prag auf der Rückseite einer Müsli-Packung gesehen hatte.“ (Seite 255)

⬆️⬆️⬆️ Öööööööm, da kenne ich noch wen, die diese Art von Urlaubsplanung zustande bringen könnte. ?

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Buechersuechtling
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Wenn man erst beim Zurückblättern für einen Litsy-Post versteht, was man auf Seite 198 eigentlich genau gelesen hat …

Nichtsdestotrotz hat mir auf dieser Seite die Stelle, an der sie ihn deutlich in die Schranken weist gut gefallen. In letzter Zeit habe ich irgendwie das Gefühl, sowas zu wenig zu lesen. Ich meine, von Frauen zu lesen, die gegenüber einem Mann ihren Standpunkt vertreten und sich am Ende eben trotzdem nicht einfach küssen lassen.

LaLecture Jaaaaa! Ich vermisse Frauenfiguren, die zu ihrer Meinung stehen und sich nicht herumschubsen und/oder von Idiotien verführen lassen. 4y
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Buechersuechtling
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Die Szene auf Seite 194/195 als sie von der Party nach Hause geht.

Die Beschreibung, als sie am Meer entlang läuft. ? ???

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Buechersuechtling
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Inzwischen komme ich mit dem Erzählstil jedoch gut klar. Vielleicht, weil ich etwa auf Seite 100 nun auch alle Personen einmal getroffen habe und weiß, wer wer ist und in welcher Reihenfolge die Geschwister geboren wurden, die Charaktere also einordnen kann.

Seit ich länger am Stück lese, bin ich begeistert von dem Papier. Die Seiten des Buches sind ein wenig dicker als ich es sonst bei Taschenbüchern kenne. Das fühlt sich total toll an. ?

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Buechersuechtling
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Ich musste mich doch erst relativ lange an den teilweise etwas sprunghaften Erzählstil gewöhnen. Auch hatte ich Probleme, die Mutter (Ann) von ihrer Tochter (Alice) zu unterscheiden. Bei Personen, die Namen mit dem gleichen Anfangsbuchstaben haben, passiert mir das schon mal. ? Besonders, wenn wir hier, keine konkrete Einführung stattfindet, sondern einem die Charaktere einfach so „entgegen geworfen“ werden.

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Buechersuechtling
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Ich habe mir in einem „sozialen“ Netzwerk einen Shitstorm eingehandelt, weil ich eine Rezension mit der Anmerkung verbreitet habe, dass ich mich mit den kritisierten Punkten später auseinandersetzen werde, auch wenn ich ein Problem damit habe, wie voreingenommen negativ das Buch bewertet wird. Seitdem hagelt es Kritik an meine Adresse.

?? Ich muss besser aufpassen, was ich sage.

Und mich erst mal beruhigen.

*RotzUndWasserHeulendAb*

Sarah83 Manchmal sind die Menschen nicht zu einer anderen Meinung bereit 4y
Buechersuechtling @Sarah83 Das scheint mir nicht klar genug gewesen zu sein. Unglaublich, mit welcher Häme die Leute einem Textstellen unter die Nase reiben und selbstgefällig feststellen, dass man, da man ja selber zugibt, das Buch vor sieben Jahren etwa gelesen zu haben, ja nun überhaupt keine Ahnung (mehr) hätte und absolut unreflektiert wäre. 4y
Sarah83 Manche Menschen wollen andere auch nur fertig machen. Nimm es nicht so schwer. 🙂 4y
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Buechersuechtling @Sarah83 Ich weiß. Aber ist nicht so schwer zu nehmen ist im Moment sehr schwer (ha, ha) da ich gerade ein sehr dünnes Fell habe. Da ist es schwer sowas auszuhalten, egal wie schwachsinnig es ist. 4y
Sarah83 Kann ich verstehen. Wollte dich nur aufmuntern 4y
LaLecture Oh Mann, das tut mir leid. Wenn es so weit ist, dass man in sozialen Medien jeden Satz vorher zehnmal durchlesen muss, damit man auch ja keinen Hate bekommt, macht das auch keinen Spaß mehr. Worum ging es überhaupt? 4y
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„Edinburgh gefiel Ann; sie mochte die hohen, ehrwürdigen Gebäude aus grauem Stein, die kurzen Tage, die sich um fünf Uhr, mit dem Anschalten der Straßenbeleuchtung, in Abende verwandelten, […]“ (Seite 29)

⬆️⬆️⬆️ Wäre ich selbst ja nicht so hundemüde, würde mir diese Textstelle ausnehmend gut gefallen. So macht sie mich nur noch hundemüder. ?

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Buechersuechtling
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Ich habe selten ein Buch gelesen, in dem jemandes kopfstehendes Leben, die (unbewusste) Verzweiflung, Panik und Depression so plastisch und nachvollziehbar beschrieben wurde. ?

Ein toller Prolog‼️

Warum zum Henker also habe ich heute nicht früher angefangen das Buch zu lesen❓? Fahrlässig.

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Buechersuechtling
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Klappentext:

„Alice liegt nach einem Unfall – oder war es ein Selbstmordversuch? – in einer Londoner Klinik im Koma. In ihren Träumen und Erinnerungen wird die Geschichte der jungen Frau und ihrer großen Liebe offenbar, die von Sehnsucht und Trauer überschattet wird. Nach und nach offenbaren sich dabei auch die Geheimnisse ihrer Familie, die das Leben mehrerer Generationen bestimmen sollten, bis alles selbst zum Opfer der Vergangenheit wird.“

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Buechersuechtling
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Da der zu diesem Buch gehörende Eintrag in der Litsy-Datenbank (mal wieder) leer ist, oben ein kurzer Überblick zum Inhalt.

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Buechersuechtling
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Sowas schreibe ich ja normalerweise nicht, aber bei diesem Buch bin ich gerade echt total begeistert davon, dass es ein gebrauchtes, gelesenes Exemplar ist, aber insbesondere der Buchschnitt und die Haptik den Eindruck vermitteln, es sei klatschneu. 💗

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Buechersuechtling
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Eines der Bücher, das von meinen „So-gut-wie“-Schwiegereltern zu mir weitergewandert ist. Kennt ihr das auch❓Perioden der Bücherwanderung. Sie kommen in unregelmäßigen Abständen vor und dann muss man aufpassen, dass man kein Buch überfährt. ?

Nachdem „Wolfskind“ mir mit fortschreitender Lektüre ja immer weniger gefallen hat, brauche ich jetzt etwas herzerwärmendes. Und auf dem Umschlag steht, das Buch sei anrührend.

Also, let‘s go for it❣️

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I might be crying right now but only because I'm beyond grateful for my Litsy friendships 💕💕💕Thank you sooooo much @TrishB for the incredible bookmarks you created for me😊I'm speechless and of course I'm excited for the books as well. I'm not sure what I did to deserve these new relationships so late in life , but I'm incredibly appreciative 😘😘#BookMail #LittensAreTheBest #Blessed ❤️❤️❤️

batsy That's lovely 💕 4y
Soubhiville Oh my gosh those are beautiful @TrishB ! 4y
sisilia Oh, my God! That‘s the sweetest! 4y
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emilyhaldi Omg LOVE this ❤️ how sweet! And the hashtag 😆😆 #bigbookmonitor4life 4y
AmyG That‘s beautiful. ❤️ 4y
Bookladylinda Beautiful!!!!! 4y
Reviewsbylola That‘s totally you! So thoughtful. 4y
Cinfhen The red bookmark is leather and the other one is carved from wood...they are both beautiful and elegant and the thoughtfulness is just overwhelming...I‘m feeling so spoiled @batsy @Soubhiville @sisilia @emilyhaldi @AmyG @Bookladylinda @Reviewsbylola ✨✨✨✨ @TrishB is my bookish #fairyGodmother ✨✨✨✨ 4y
Kalalalatja Those are amazing! 👌 well done @TrishB 👏👏 4y
TrishB Awww I‘m so glad you like them 😍 I‘m nearly as obsessive about bookmarks as books and I loved how the wooden one came out! I also feel the same about the friendships and kindness I have found here ❤️ and cherish them. 4y
Velvetfur Aaawww you guys! I'm welling up! Gorgeous bookmarks btw xxx 4y
minkyb THE BEST BOOKMARK‼️Well done @TrishB 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Cinfhen I thought u might particularly love the wooden one @minkyb 😉thanks for all the oohs & ahhhs @Kalalalatja @Velvetfur @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks the outpouring of friendship on Litsy is amazing 🙌🏻💗 4y
Cathythoughts So gorgeous 💕💕💕 4y
LeahBergen Oh my! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Litsy friends are the best! 4y
Mdargusch So sweet! 4y
rohit-sawant How wonderful! 💜💜 4y
DebinHawaii Beautiful! 💜 4y
JaclynW That is lovely! 4y
Cinfhen Not trying to be smug....but these bookmarks are awesome @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @ForeverNerdy @Mdargusch @rohit-sawant @DebinHawaii @JaclynW My pal @TrishB completely spoiled me💕💕💕💕💕 (edited) 4y
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TrishB
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Another awesome book from Maggie. She is so insightful about human frailties, families and dealing with grief in this one. Just wonderful.
This was my 200th book of the year and a great one to maybe finish the year with - may be able to squeeze another one in!!

Christine11 I love the bookmark! 😂🤣 5y
rachelm 200!! 5y
Cathythoughts Great. Maggie is a winner ✨ 5y
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Nikki15 😂 literally every time I see that bookmark! 5y
Andrew65 A great total 👍 5y
Bklover Cute bookmark!!! 5y
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 200 ❤️❤️❤️awesome 5y
Cinfhen Fabulous bookstepen 5y
AmyG Trish...200 books. You are my hero. Wow. 5y
minkyb 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
Kalalalatja Well done you! And amazing to finish with a great book 👏👏 5y
readordierachel Impressive! 5y
Caroline2 Way to go Trish!! 👏🏻 200 is awesome! I wish I could read as quick as you, then my TBR piles wouldn't be so overwhelming! 😂 also, awesome bookmark! 😉 5y
TrishB @Caroline2 my tbr is still overwhelming 😱 everyone loves that bookmark, sorry Stephen 😂😂 4y
Caroline2 It makes me laugh every time I read it!! 😂 poor bookstephen! 4y
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The struggle is real 😁

scripturient Truth! 😁 5y
Cathythoughts Maybe / maybe not. Depends. The insights we get from reading can bring us more deeply into our own lives. Once we live outside of books too .🤷‍♀️that‘s my tuppence ha‘penny anyway 5y
TrishB @Cathythoughts I know what you mean - about bringing what we learn from books into our lives. Sometimes when I‘ve been that engrossed in a book I feel a bit spaced out joining real life again!! 5y
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Cathythoughts It‘s funny, I‘ve noticed lately I feel more grounded in the real world from all the reading I‘m doing ( thanks to Litsy) does that make sense ? ! In general, I mean. (edited) 5y
Cathythoughts Been looking at a few interviews with Gary Numan ( I‘m not so familiar with his music ) BUT , what a lovely down to earth, likable guy 👍❤️ 5y
TrishB @Cathythoughts awww, I think so too 💜 if you ever get the chance there is a documentary/film called Android in La La Land done after his recent move to LA. It‘s really good. 5y
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I am in love with this writer! Her writing will tear at your emotions and this book is no exception. Without giving away what happens, this story of Alice and Jack will rip your heart out. Beautifully written and capturing emotions like nothing I have read before. I could not stop reading. Sad but so beautifully done!

JillR I adore Maggie O‘Farrell too 😊 I read This Must Be the Place recently and loved it 5y
Yvonnel JillR I read that one too and loved it. Makes me want to go back and read more of her earlier novels. Great writing. (edited) 5y
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Misty afternoon on the beach today looking eerily like the cover of my #currentread #riotgrams Always intrigued how Maggie O'Farrell can scramble her timelines, even within a chapter or a page, and yet I don't get confused. She's such a masterful storyteller. I'm never disappointed.

Zelma I like the photo with this cover! 5y
specificity I love this book! She's amazing in telling the story. The pic you took suits the book! 5y
lynneamch Thanks @Zelma Hubs took the pic while I was reading. 5y
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lynneamch @specificity She is! I think I only have 3 more of her books tbr. Might have to start the rotation again when I'm done. 😉 5y
Yvonnel I recently read This Must Be the Place and I absolutely loved it! Which others of hers would you recommend I try next? This one sounds good? 5y
lynneamch Hi @Yvonnel This one is very good, but it is a downer as the title suggests. I, too, loved This Must Be the Place. I especially recommend 5y
lynneamch I've also read and really enjoyed 5y
Yvonnel I have read the Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox but might have to read it again! I will make note of the others. Thanks for the recommendation. Have you read anything by Joyce Maynard. I have a feeling you would like her as well. She also writes beautifully. 5y
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#PublishedInThe2000s ... and I should probably read it soon! 😬 #ReadJanuary and #SignedSunday #SignedSundays

Cinfhen Nice! 5y
Sweettartlaura On my list, too!😊 5y
MrsMalaprop Oh my, you sure should! Loved that book. 5y
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Ole Lucky you! It's a great book 👍 5y
Megabooks You have the biggest signed collection!! How do you do it? 5y
DeborahSmall 💕😘 5y
Suzze I wish we could visit each other's houses and look at our overflowing TBRs. 😜😜 5y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen 😘 @Sweettartlaura 👍🏼👍🏼 @SMW I will! 😀 @Ole Thanks! 😀 5y
LeahBergen @Ebooksandcooks I love going to author readings and have done so for years. My city also has a big author and book festival every autumn and I go to lots of events. I guess it's a hobby! 😂 5y
LeahBergen @Suzze I think that all the time, too! I always love a good shelfie on Litsy and try to read all the titles. 😂 5y
Megabooks Sounds like a great hobby! 5y
Suzze @LeahBergen for sure! Anytime someone posts a pic of a shelf the first thing I do is look at every title! 5y
lynneamch You met Maggie O'Farrell? Be still my heart! ❤ 5y
LeahBergen @lynneamch I did! (many moons ago 😃). 5y
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This is my first but certainly not last Maggie O'Farrell. I love it when an author unfolds the story in such a teasing way using flashbacks and multiple character narratives. This had me in tears a few times as familial and marital relationships were explored. I'm beginning to think this is my 'thing' as I love reading about complex relationships however deep or fleeting. Loved it.

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Really enjoying this audio. I started the paperback last year but became distracted so thought I'd finish listening to it. This is my first O'Farrell and it's wonderful. Her writing is engaging and lyrical without being simplistic. Not long until it's over though, sadly.

Lindy The good news is that there are plenty more by O'Farrell. 😀 5y
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After You'd Gone | Maggie O'Farrell
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"She has spent most of the day reading and is feeling rather out of touch with reality, as if her own life has become insubstantial in the face of the fiction she's been absorbed in."
-Maggie O'Farrell, After You'd Gone

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