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Away
Away | Amy Bloom
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Panoramic in scope, Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent, an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New Yorks Lower East Side, to Seattles Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia. All of the qualities readers love in Amy Blooms workher humor and wit, her elegant and irreverent language, her unflinching understanding of passion and the human heartcome together in the embrace of this brilliant novel, which is at once heartbreaking, romantic, and completely unforgettable.
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DivineDiana
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Finally read this book which was a gift from @Chelsibeau almost a year ago! It took the #booked2019 challenge to make it happen! #foodorbeverageonthecover Lillian Leyb‘s family is slaughtered in a Russian progrom. She comes to America determined to succeed. Her first job is working as a seamstress in a Broadway theater, which soon turns to much more. Lillian receives word that her daughter is still alive, and she begins a journey to find her.

Cinfhen Beautiful photo!!! I read 2 other books by same author that I enjoyed White Houses & 5mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Thank you! I definitely plan to read more of her work! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds interesting! 5mo
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CarolynM I loved this one😍😍😍 5mo
DivineDiana @CarolynM It was quite the adventure! ❤️ 5mo
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DivineDiana
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Took a book with me to read while getting my hair done, but couldn‘t resist taking a look at these beautiful magazines. 🤷🏼‍♀️

LapReader I love to get a magazine fix while I have my hair done. 6mo
LeahBergen I read ALL the mags when I‘m getting my hair done. 👍🏻 6mo
DivineDiana @LapReader @LeahBergen Not only am I reading, I also am taking pictures of pages that inspire me! 😂 6mo
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LapReader I do that too. I get cranky when people rip pages out. 6mo
CarolynM Are you enjoying the book? I adored it❤️ 6mo
DivineDiana @CarolynM Good to know! I planned on starting it at the hair salon, but magazines got in the way! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6mo
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jhod
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Very happy about my donation box find today. My first Amy Bloom, of whom I've heard great things, and starting the first chapter alongside a yummy beer...

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Bibliogeekery
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This was a great book! It's about an epic, almost hopeless journey of a woman trying to find her lost daughter. The journey brings her into contact with such interesting, varied people.

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Bibliogeekery
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Dockside reading

charl08 Love her writing (and what a lovely place to read). 1y
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Bibliogeekery
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Next up!

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DivineDiana
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Book Mail! Thank you @Chelsibeau for your kind gift of these beautiful books! I am looking forward to reading them! #litsylove #littensarethebest

Lcsmcat The Bloom is a beautiful cover! 2y
DivineDiana @Lcsmcat Actually both books have beautiful covers! 🙂 2y
CarolynM I loved Away so much when I read it. Hope you enjoy it.💕 2y
DivineDiana @CarolynM Thank you! Good to know! 2y
Chelsibeau Yay! I‘m glad it arrived safely. Enjoy! 2y
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Chelsibeau
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Anyone interested in reading one or both of these? They are way backlist but I‘m getting rid of them and would be happy to mail to a Litten that would want them! If more than one person is interested I‘ll pick at random. Just leave a message. I‘ll say it‘s in honor of my bday but really it‘s OMG my bookshelf is full 😳. Will have a couple more sets of books through the week.

Chelsibeau I‘ll wait until 5 tomorrow. If I don‘t hear from anyone I‘ll drop them in the library at my apartment. Happy reading all! 2y
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caoranach
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Finished my second #readathon book on the train and loved it to pieces, I can't get enough of Amy Bloom