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New York
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
New York: the world's greatest city; the city that never sleeps; the city of opportunity; the gateway to America and freedom for the successive waves of immigrants who have landed on its shores; whose motto is Ever Upwards; a city whose skyscrapers touched the sky and then tragically fell to earth.
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LittlePixels
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Blast from the past, anyone?? I found this when cleaning out my closet. It's a Love's Baby Soft beach towel I've had since I was about 10. 😱
The #bookhaul was from a Half Price Books run with my daughter. She bought more than I did!! Maybe I'll post her haul too. It's so much fun #raisingreaders ❤️❤️❤️

JenFowler That was my signature scent back in the day!! Lol 2mo
LittlePixels @jenfowler Mine too, if you could have one at 10. 😉 I still have a bottle in my medicine cabinet with a tiny bit left in it (no, I don't still wear it. LOL) It seemed that everyone bought me either that or Jean Nate (blech!). Man, I'm old... 😂 2mo
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voraciouspgturner
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Currently reading “New York”. Right now I‘m reading about the American Revolution. A French aristocrat came to the American side and started training the rebels/Patriots. This part made laugh about how he drilled them and cursed at them in three different languages. And all the while I was reading this passage, Mulan‘s “I‘ll Make a Man Out of You” also kept playing in my head! 😆😆 #letsgetdowntobusiness #historicalfiction #fridaynightread

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voraciouspgturner
New York: The Novel | Edward Rutherfurd
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Starting this one today... I loved his book #Paris so I‘m looking forward to this one! #bookcovers #summerreading #historicalfiction

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jen_hayes7
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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This will likely be one of the best books I read this year. I was amazed how well the families wove in and out of each other‘s lives throughout the entire 400 years / 824 pages of this story. That‘s no small undertaking. Some characters I loved and wished I could have followed them longer, some I disliked but they won me over later. Once I finished, I immediately looked up what other books he‘s written and can‘t wait to pick up another!! I ❤️ NY!!

mrsmarch This was recommended to my by my jeweler‘s mother. Because that‘s the kind of relationship I have with my jeweler. 😜 7mo
jen_hayes7 @mrsmarch HA!! That‘s fantastic! 7mo
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jen_hayes7
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Overshare- Got a colonoscopy today, which wasn‘t the most fun I‘ve ever had but also not as terrible as people led me to believe it would be. Upside is bonus reading, crocheting and kitty cuddle time. I‘m really enjoying this book! It‘s amazing to see how all the stories link together. #lennox #catsoflitsy

AmyG Not fun. Feel better. At least it‘s over. I‘m due this year -bleh. 7mo
LauraJ Bravo! Good job adulting! 🙌 7mo
CaliforniaCay Not an overshare at all, it's just a natural part of life! I remember when my mom had hers she posted about it on fb, she was oddly proud of it 😆 glad you have some downtime to read 😁 7mo
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jen_hayes7 @AmyG Thank you so much!! Sorry you have to go through it this year. Hope you have an easy prep and uneventful procedure!! 💕 7mo
jen_hayes7 @LauraJ Haha! Thank you!!!! 🤣 7mo
jen_hayes7 @CaliforniaCay That‘s so true!! I do feel like I joined a little club having done it, as strange as that might sound. And I‘m certainly happy it‘s over!! Thank you!! 7mo
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jen_hayes7
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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A cuddly kitty, a crochet project and a little reading. Multitasking at its best. Pleasant way to spend a chilly and gray Thursday. #lennox #catsoflitsy

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jen_hayes7
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Using a sticker to help hide bits, though it‘s historical fiction and this page is about the British coming, which we‘ll all aware of. Anyhoo, made a quick trip to Buffalo,NY for the weekend and was able to enjoy reading on both flights while listening to the Brain Food playlist on Spotify. Anyone else like to listen to ambient music while reading on a plane?

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jen_hayes7
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Off of work for Good Friday and getting a perfect start to the day. Nothing beats coffee (or tea, but it‘s coffee today), a book and my little furry lap warmer keeping me company. #lennox #catsoflitsy

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LibraryCin
New York: The Novel | Edward Rutherfurd
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Mehso-so

I listened to the audio, and for me, audios narrated by a male voice aren‘t always exciting for me; add to that, the length of this one (I also tend to have trouble with very long audios), and I was pleasantly surprised. In some ways, with the different characters (though all family), it felt a bit like short stories – some situations and characters I found more interesting than others. It did end on a strong (but very difficult) note with 9/11.

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sudi
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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I always wanted to visited New York, mostly cause i watch way too many Rom - Coms. But i'm glad i came across this book, it was a wonderful journey through the transformation of one of the greatest cities in the world. The only criticism i had was some of the other storylines were forgotten, i would have loved to know more about Salvatore and Juan.
Other than that the book is a must read for anyone wanting to read about New York

RachelO Sounds interesting! 12mo
sudi @RachelO it was awesome 😊 12mo
TrishB @RachelO and a whopping 1020 pages 😁 12mo
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RachelO @sudi 😊 @TrishB 😝Kindle. What I can‘t see can‘t hurt me. (Great if unrealistic theory!) 12mo
TrishB @RachelO I always think they feel longer on kindle as you can‘t feel the physical evidence of your progress 🤷‍♀️ 12mo
sudi @TrishB i feel the same way, having a paperback gives you a better estimate, although kindle gives you a exact percent, but it still feels longer on kindle. 12mo
TrishB Exactly 😁 12mo
Miss_Kim Too heavy as a book- much easier to hold on Kindle! 12mo
sudi @Miss_Kim so true, my fingers were in pain the whole time 😣. I did not know the book would be this big before purchasing it 12mo
Miss_Kim I have a stack of Rutherford‘s books to read in the next few years. One per year is enough even if I really love them. This year I read his book Sarum, which was really great! 12mo
sudi @Miss_Kim i actually picked this because it looked interesting and at first i thought it was Non-Fiction. But i still liked it, i'll definitely try to check out the rest of his books, London also looked interesting. 12mo
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ruskigurl16
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Reading my book, cuddling with my cat, and sipping warm tea. Warm and comfy, despite the snow. #currentlyreading #bookworm #catsofLITSY #CHATTYCATTY #teamug🦔 ❤️📚🐛❄️😺

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JulAnna
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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I liked this a lot. It is full of history, drama, and family. My only complaint is that there were so many storylines that it was inevitable that some would be dropped. I regret the untold stories. I would have liked to hear more of Hudson and Salvatore and their families.

Reviewsbylola Wow, that‘s quite the chunkster but it sounds excellent! 13mo
Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi you may want to add this to your TBR! 13mo
Desha Have this on my TBR pile...thanks for the encouragement to move it up a bit! 📚📚📚 13mo
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LauraBeth I love this book! Have read it twice 😀 13mo
ElishaLovesBooks I loved this book! 13mo
emilyhaldi Stacking!! 13mo
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JulAnna
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Enjoying this huge, sprawling saga 🤓

JackOBotts I thought this was wonderful; enjoy! 14mo
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sudi
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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This book is going to be torture for my hands 😥

olivia.ferz Good luck!! That looks forbidding!😰 14mo
sudi @olivia.ferz i know, i didn't imagine it to be huge when i ordered it 😅 14mo
GabrielleDubois Heavy books are a torture when one has rheumatism like me... 😞 Fortunately, my brain has no rheumatism! 😊 14mo
sudi @GabrielleDubois I don't have rheumatism and hand still hurts are holding this book, i can't imagine what it must be like for you. 😰. I usually buy big books as ebooks nowadays, better that way 😉, if only i had known this would be huge 😅 14mo
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ruskigurl16
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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The commute inspires reading and snack time. #coconutflavoredwater #sweetplantains #carpediem #bookworm #currentlyreading 📖🖤😜

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Mitch
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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It‘s never too early to start planning the 2019 vacation. Especially when you have some new page flags ( thank you ❤️ @leslieseidel ) to put to good use!

tammysue 💕 1y
leslieseidel Great!! 1y
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NCNY
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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I think I'll be re-learning all the New York history I first learned in fourth grade while reading this one. The man my high school was named after has already made an appearance. As have the speakers of the Algonquin language -- I remember doing a big report on them. This is going to be fun.

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jessberk13
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Pickpick

I adored this book. I very nearly cried at the end - reading about 9/11 always makes me emotional. I love the interwoven stories of all the families throughout the history of the city. This was an absolutely fantastic read, and I think it will stay with me for a very long time.
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raelaschoenherr
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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BEA, I‘m coming for you!

#bookexpo #bookexpoamerica

Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
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LMJenkins
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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I am excited about the #HometownSwap ! Just signed up! @readinginthedark #litsyswap

CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
MicrobeMom Yay! Thanks for joining!! 2y
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Kboltz
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Starts in 1664 when New York was New Amsterdam and ends with the falling of the Twin Towers. History of New York. You follow the legacies of families that are part of a historical story. Fun way to recall everything you should have heard about in American History class.🤔. If you know NYC you will really love this, easy 800 pages to read!

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jessberk13
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Even though I still have done nothing this weekend, I haven‘t gotten nearly as far as I wanted to in this book. Only on page 312 out of 860. At least I have one more full day ahead of me! Yay three day weekend!

TrishB He writes big books 😁 2y
JackOBotts I thought this book was wonderful. Hope you enjoy! 2y
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jessberk13
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Starting my #LRC prompt for over 600 pages. This one is 860! Challenging myself to read the whole thing during this lovely three day weekend!

KikiLovesBooks I love Edward Rutherford! 2y
jessberk13 @KikiLovesBooks I read Paris earlier this year and I was hooked. I also own London and Russka. I think I am missing one though. 2y
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ruskigurl16
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Balcony sitting and reading a book. #achievementunlocked #sunnyday ❤️📚🐛😁

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ruskigurl16
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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For someone that has quite an impact on history, that is quite an ignominious introduction. Any guesses from the Littens who this is? #currentlyreading #HistoricalFiction 😊❤️📚🗣️🎩

ruskigurl16 Since no one guessed, this was the introduction to Abraham Lincoln. 😱😊 2y
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ruskigurl16
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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December 1774. Knowing history, the stage is set and tempers are flaring. But the most arresting quality of this quote is its unfortunate timelessness. #currentlyreading #HistoricalFiction #foodforthought 👌😊🤔

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ruskigurl16
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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I adore the way this man writes. Learning history is absolutely effortless. And the characters are fascinating and relatable. #currentlyreading #bookonKindle #love #HistoricalFiction 🖤❤️📚

TrishB He writes BIG books too 👍🏻 2y
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JoRead
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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I've heard good things about London: The Novel so I'm going to try this one since it's on sale. Currently $2.99 for ebook on all platforms.

ruskigurl16 I couldn't resist this deal, either. I absolutely love the way he writes. But be prepared for a doozy. His books are rarely short. 2y
JoRead @ruskigurl16 sounds like a good one 🤓 2y
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Bibliogeekery
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Morning view!

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Magnificent 😍 2y
KimHM 💜💜💜💜💜💜 2y
Cathythoughts Pretty amazing 💙 2y
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AmyG Lovely ❤️ 2y
Mommamanzi Wow!!! 2y
Cinfhen Nothing like NYC 2y
TrishB Wow 😮 2y
DiruVamp Awesome! 2y
CouronneDhiver That is quite something 😊 2y
Zelma Love it! 😍 2y
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GypsyKat
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Thanks again to Goodreads for sending me emails when something on my TBR list is on sale. 👍 #BookSale

cathysaid Ahhhhh!! Amazon, take my money. 🤑🤑 2y
Anovelobsession I just got this one as well. I have never read Rutherford but every time I see those huge books of his I am tempted to get them. 2y
ruskigurl16 Yesss!! I absolutely adored his London book. Thank you for letting us know about the deal. 😍 2y
GypsyKat @Anovelobsession This will be my first as well, but I‘ve head such awesome things about him that I‘m excited to read it! 2y
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LauraWeasley
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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1) Big City! I grew up in a tiny town and always wanted to escape to the big city. Living in NYC has been a dream of mine since I was a teenager, though at this point I would settle for a visit...
2) Rock, definitely.
3) Literary Fiction.
4) I love pineapple, but never on pizza. I'm not a big fan of most sweet & savory food combinations...
5) Mr. Darcy.

#thisorthat @readherwriteher

readherwriteher @LauraWeasley I don‘t normally enjoy most sweet savoury convos, either. I also grew up in a small town and dreamed of living in NYC (or Toronto, because I wasn‘t sure how the logistics of working/living in NYC as a Canadian worked and the internet wasn‘t the wealth of info it is now in the late 90‘s. 😂 I will also now settle for a trip to NYC. 2y
LauraWeasley @readherwriteher Well look at that! It seems we have quite a few things in common. 😉 Toronto is a city I would also love to visit. Actually, I'd love to visit Canada in general. But NYC has been on the top of my travel wishlist for sooo long. Maxbe we should meet up there. 😜 At least you're closer - I live in Germany and flights are so expensive. 😔 2y
readherwriteher @LauraWeasley yes. I‘ve been planning a trip forever. Flights are crazy, but our dollar is bad right now, so a trip to the U.S. will cost us $1.30 for every U.S. dollar we spend. I‘m slowly saving my pennies. 2y
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Oryx
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Advice from New York Littens please? I'm heading to New York for work, but my hotel and meetings are near JFK in Queens. I may not have time to escape to Manhattan and lose myself in the Strand. So, is there anything interesting to see/visit/walk around, nice areas, nice food, nice bookstores etc to visit within a short taxi ride from JFK? Here's hoping 🤞

Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi may have some suggestions. 2y
emilyhaldi I'm not too sure about places to visit around JFK unfortunately, but if you can't make it into the city maybe check out some places in Brooklyn? I have heard amazing things about Books Are Magic! 2y
somebooksaround If you can get to Brooklyn, taking a book to Prospect Park is always fun! 2y
Oryx @josteele Thanks! 2y
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TheAnitaAlvarez
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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I‘ve always enjoyed family sagas. This one is set against the backdrop of New York and all of its complicated and diverse history. It‘s a riveting read, and I couldn‘t put it down when I read it years ago. A fun historical novel that shows the growth of a fascinating city.

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MyBookSwapClub
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Pickpick

I really love this city and am grateful to be living here! In today's #SpotAReader #TheBookCam we've got little fun going on :)
spot EDIT in this picture? #letsplay #bookishgame #litsyfun

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KatrinaB
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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"So this is freedom"

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BookGoGo
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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New book sleeve in store now, meet "New York, Water colour looks good on you"! Premium cotton this #bookgogo is sublime -take a look http://etsy.me/2gtzUUz

Cinfhen Fabulous 2y
RachelO Nice! 2y
TrishB Lovely 💟 2y
monkeygirlsmama Love the bold pop. 2y
Michelle_mck ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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BookGoGo
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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This water coloured beauty is in the country! @sisilia I should have it in my hands by the end of the week! I can not wait to stitch this up!!! #bookgogo #booksleeve #protectyourbook if you would like one too let me know

sisilia Ooohh lovely!!! 😍 2y
Magpiegem That's gorgeous! 2y
Nat_Reads Umm yes. That's so pretty! 2y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Since last night's NYC meet up was so great, @swishandflick is setting up this email account so it will be easier to rally the troops and schedule updates directly for future meet ups. If you'd be interested in joining us in the future, shoot her a quick email with your name and Litsy handle. It won't be spammy!

Feel free to share, tag others, and spread the word! And ZERO pressure (it was just so nice to talk 📚📖) #NYCMeetup

swishandflick ♥️ 2y
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squirrelbrain
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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#blueshelf - one I did ages ago trying to go from very dark to very light blue....

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Well-ReadNeck
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Eh. Was listening on audiobook. Bailed about 1/3 way through (make no mistake, that's still about 10 hours in this door stopper of a book). Was ok, but was more of history of America than New York specifically. The NYC stuff was mostly name-dropping and I didn't really love the characters. They fell flat to me. A more fun series with American history woven in is the Bicentennial series by John Jakes.

Lcsmcat If you love NYC history you should try the novels of Pete Hamilton. I particularly loved 2y
zsuzsanna_reads I read his "London" book for a book group and it was only so-so. 2y
BethFishReads Bummer. I haven't read this but I've liked a few of his other books on audio 2y
keithmalek Lcsmcat, it's Pete Hamill that you're referring to. And you're right. Forever is great. 2y
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Well-ReadNeck
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Picked this fig from a neighbor's tree on my audiobook walk this morning (with permission)!!

Just picked up the (36 hour long!!) audiobook of New York. Listening in anticipation of our annual pilgrimage to The Big Apple!

Haweller I loved this book. It brought the history of New York so vividly to mind. 2y
misslala This was a great read. I love how Rutherford uses feature characteristics to keep the readers in tune with the generational lineage across the characters. 2y
ReadingEnvy Fresh figs are so amazing! 2y
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Tnovo I loved this book as well and thought it was a surprisingly fast read considering it was chunky book. Hope you enjoy it and NYC! 2y
JackOBotts Delicious looking fig; great book! Very popular with my book club! 👍🏼 2y
Megabooks Yum! 2y
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Irisheyz77
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Headed down to NYC today to catch a show with a friend. It will be a long day but a fun one.

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Hollie
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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🎵 I #wannabe a part of it, New York, New York🎵
NYC is my favorite city and my favorite setting for books!
#90sinJuly

Cinfhen I❤️NY, too 😍😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 2y
Hollie @Cinfhen you clearly have excellent taste! 2y
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Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this print. I think I may need a 2nd one to go in my office! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie do you mind me asking where you got it? 2y
Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I ordered it on Amazon a couple of years ago, I'm not sure who makes it but if I find it again I'll let you know! I remember it being pretty cheap! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Did you order from "Amazon homemade?" I just ran across it and looks very similar 2y
Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just found the order- it was from Vintage Book Art Co (Amazon handmade) and called "Brooklyn Bridge New York City upcycled vintage dictionary art print." 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie thank you!!!! 💕 2y
Texreader You might try this series if you haven't already: 2y
Texreader @Cinfhen Me too!! 2y
Hollie @Texreader I haven't, but I'm stacking it! Thank you!!! 2y
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Sarah83
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Look where my best friend is just in the moment. .. I want to be there... now... immediately . .. 😣

TrishB Beautiful 💗 3y
Nat_Reads Oooh I'm jealous, too! 3y
Sarah83 @TrishB yes indeed @Nat_Reads me too... 😍 3y
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RealBooks4ever Fabulous! 😻 3y
Sarah83 @RealBooks4ever yes. I'm so jealous. 😂 3y
maich This is sp beautiful...❤💕 3y
Sarah83 @maich Yes. I love already this picture collage. 😊 3y
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Melissa_J
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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I haven't read this one yet, but I'm sure I'll love it when I do. #NewYorkMinute #RockinMay

Cinfhen He's meant to be a phenomenal writer! Haven't read any of his books yet... 3y
Tnovo I loved this book! IT was long but so good. 3y
Andrew65 I almost used this one for the tag. 3y
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Fantasyfan I loved Paris! 3y
lynneamch Enjoyed Paris and Russka, but New York was my favorite. 3y
Melissa_J @lynneamch @Fantasyfan I not yet read Paris, but my favourites are Sarum, London and The Forest. 3y
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pppooraikul
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Coming to New York and NOT going here is a crime! So here I am!!! One of my bucket list down.

Anyone fancy a #litsymeetup please tell! :)

pppooraikul @MrBook Still free this week? 😁 3y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
MrBook Ohhh maaaaan!!!! Why? Why?! 😩 Not this week. How long are you around for? 3y
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IamIamIam
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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I love the diversity of people on @Litsy and it's amazing to me that we can all connect simply based on our love of books and reading! So where are you from? General vicinity, country, continent...I'm curious!!! As previously stated, I'm from Long Island which is about 35 miles east of NYC. #whereyouat

TobeyTheScavengerMonk A tiny town in rural North Carolina. I've lived here all my life but was called "City Boy" growing up because of my less prominent accent and my bookish ways. 3y
diovival I've lived in Pittsburgh for over a decade. @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I also never had a strong southern accent. Folks often seem surprised to hear I grew up in Georgia. 3y
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elleinadarat
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Pickpick

I reread this every few years, and always enjoy it. Someday I'll actually be able to go to the city I have fallen in love with from books, and I'm certain I'll love it more then.