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In the Lake of the Woods
In the Lake of the Woods | Tim O'Brien
First published to critical acclaim by Houghton Mifflin, Tim OBriens celebrated classic In the Lake of the Woods now returns to the house in a gorgeous new Mariner paperback edition. This riveting novel of love and mystery from the author of The Things They Carried examines the lasting impact of the twentieth centurys legacy of violence and warfare, both at home and abroad. When long-hidden secrets about the atrocities he committed in Vietnam come to light, a candidate for the U.S. Senate retreats with his wife to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, his wife mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness.
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Blueberry
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#Lake #StorySettings
Background: Lake of the Woods, MN

@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Sounds good!! 3w
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Maddie.e
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Rereading this book, I read it years ago and it stuck with me! Hopefully it will be as good as I remember

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thereflectiveflaneur
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Pickpick

Have taught this this text 5 times and just re read it. It is like an adult choose your own adventure book. Captivating characters and situations and you really are on the edge of your seat as info comes to light. Definitely in my top 5 books of all time!

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Liz_M
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There are too many fantastic books set in NYC, most of which you've already read (10:04). So, I am recommending a book set in the state where I grew up: Minnesota. Tim O'Brien wrote one of my favorite 1001 books (The Things They Carried) and I also enjoyed this mystery.

One of the things I am missing this summer is my vacation to visit family in the Twin Cities and the few days we'd spend at the lake.

#ThinkLocalGiveaway @BarbaraBB

JenniferP I love that area of the country. And I‘ve never read Tim O‘Brien. I‘ll try his 1001 books book first. 4y
Tamra 👋🏾 From Red Wing. 😁 4y
Liz_M @Tamra Yay! Your town makes the BEST steel-toed boots and in the early 90s the only ones that fit small/narrow women's feet! 4y
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Liz_M @JenniferP If you like meta-fiction and connected short stories you'll love The Things They Carried! 4y
BarbaraBB Thanks for entering! I loved this book ages ago. More recently I read The Things they Carried but for me it couldn‘t match the memories of this one! 4y
LeahBergen I love Minnesota! My best friend was born there and I joined her on a road trip all over the state several years ago. ❤️ 4y
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Blueberry
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Does anyone know what these three have in common besides being #BookSetbyWater?

#FebruaryFeels @Eggs

Eggs I just read Thief River! Nice display❣️ I also love Krueger 4y
MeganAnn They must all take place in Minnesota! 😆 4y
Blueberry @Megan You got it! Northern Minnesota, three books from such a low population place. ♡ 4y
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Blueberry
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#Hometown #LetsTravelJuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Baudette, MN in Lake of the Woods.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 5y
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TheRiehlDeal
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Bailedbailed

This is a tough decision to make, but I'm going to have to bail on this. I REALLY wanted to like this, but I'm just not into the story that much.
#unpopularopinion

magicalshelves I don‘t think I finished this one either. I liked The Things They Carried and Going After Cacciato. 5y
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TheRiehlDeal
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Currently reading this. So far, so good!

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John Wade just lost an election by a landslide. Bit by bit we learn he‘s got some weird behaviors and something bad happened during his service in Vietnam. His wife goes missing while they‘re out at The Lake of the Woods. Did John kill her or did she run out on him?
An interesting story that makes you think.

Pasteluniverse Loved this one! 6y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Pasteluniverse It‘s for our book club this month. Such a good book for discussion! 6y
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My new favorite bookmark.

TrishB I have one similar! They‘re great aren‘t they 😁 6y
BookNAround Love it! 6y
LeahBergen 😂 Love it! 6y
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Reecaspieces Oh I need this! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
BarbaraBB I loved this book 💜 6y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @BarbaraBB Im loving it so far. It‘s our book club pick for this month. 6y
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Jillsmith
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So this was a recommendation from my husband...not sure what I should think about that! I absolutely loved how this was written and the way it ends. Disturbing in a good way?

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prowlix
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In September, after the primary, they rented an old yellow cottage in the timber at the edge of Lake of the Woods. There were many trees, mostly pine and birch, and there was the dock and the boathouse and the narrow dirt road that came through the forest and ended in polished gray rocks at the shore below the cottage. Then there were no roads at all.

#firsrlines #morningplans

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Set just after the disappearance of a woman, and it focuses on whether or not her husband killed her. I dont want to give to much away, but if you liked Gone Girl, I think you'll like this. SUPER creepy, excellent read! #bodyofwater #maybookflowers @RealLifeReading

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Rissa
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late post: a little easter sunday reading. 🙂

on the back cover:

what happens to a marriage when the darkest secrets of your past find their way into the present!

me, i don't know. let's find out shall we.

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crhealey
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Yay for finding a book to get me out of my slump! This short, moody, intense novel kept me absorbed and invested the whole way through. Tim O'Brien is a masterful writer and I have loved everything I've read of his.

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Sweettartlaura
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#seasonsreadings2016
#fictionnonfictionpairings

This was another set I fell into accidentally.
At first blush they may not look like they have much in common. But their stance on the damage that war does could be written by the same person. And some of their sources appear in both - how cool is that.
Fair warning: the O'Brien book is hard to take in parts. And the history book is like a college textbook - it's dense and footnoted throughout.

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Someone wants to join in today's reading

RobinGustafson This book made me shiver! 8y
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Lauren.Archer
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Wow, that was not what I expected. Really loved the style of this novel.

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Lauren.Archer
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This came highly recommend so going to give it a shot.

Linds Love this book! 8y
Hollie I LOVED his "The Things They Carried" but I couldn't get into this one. 8y
Lucylovesreading The description had me at Minnesota (my home state)! 8y
ErikasMindfulShelf It's great!!! 8y
ericarobynreads I LOVED that book! 8y
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Snakes6atx
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Visiting my daughter ( @GameAndRead ) in Chicago and went by Myopic Books. It is amazing! So many books!

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"...but this is a love story. There is no tidiness. Blame it on the human heart ."

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Do people still read this book? They should! When you get to the end it's like you slammed a slush puppy and your brain stops and your head vibrates.

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ej0728
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Seriously one of the creepiest books I've ever read but it's worth the nightmares. Just goes to show you can never trust a narrator

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furiosa
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ one of my favorite favorite books. I wrote a treatment of this for the stage in high school and lost it and I'm still mad about it. anyway.

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