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Our Wives Under the Sea
Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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ReadingEnvy
Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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Leah and Miri were married when Leah went on a deep sea expedition that went missing. The novel starts with her back at home but definitely not the same. In some ways the change could symbolize any partner becoming somewhat of a stranger over time, but in other ways it's a literary horror novel watching her wife's body become unfamiliar. The chapters alternate between points of view which always works for me, and I couldn't put it down. ↘️

ReadingEnvy Also I love both these covers.I get a lot of eARCs for books but try not to post about them until they are out, however I messed up and read this four months early and I'll never remember that long. One of my Goodreads groups was reading it as a group read, I guess because it was out in the UK already, so I just assumed! The rest of you, watch out in July! 1w
vivastory I'm looking forward to this one. I love the UK cover 💙 1w
ReadingEnvy @vivastory it's so great and captures the mood of the book very well 1w
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Cathythoughts
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Still reading this one. I almost bailed early on , but it‘s a good story, halfway now. Strange book , hope to finish soon 🤞🏻

Tamra I read the blurb and yes, it sounds odd! I‘ve been on a bailing spree with audio books. 😏 (edited) 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Oh no ! I have so little time to read this week , so I want it to be perfect. … Not happening 🙄.. 2w
Tamra @Cathythoughts Hoping your weekend has at least a few pleasant reading moments. 🤞🏾💕 2w
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Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks x I hope you have a lovely reading weekend. 2w
LeahBergen Pretty photo! 😘 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah 😘 2w
Shemac77 Beautiful photo!! 4d
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Cathythoughts
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#WeeklyForecast
I never got a chance to do this yesterday, it was my first overnight Granny duty on my own with little Emma, only 4 months old . Went great 😴 🥱. Job done💞
So,
Read half of Ethan Frome .. very good ❤️
Started Our Wives and I‘m not sure what to make of it yet , on page 30, I like it so far.
Hopefully start The Lark

Have a good week ❤️📚everyone.
Hi Cindy 😘

DivineDiana How lovely to have a special visit with Emma! 💖 2w
BarbaraBB Sounds like a wonderful duty 🤍 2w
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana It was lovely 🥰🙏 2w
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Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB ❤️Yes ! 2w
Tamra Sweet times! 💕💕 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Very sweet 🥰 2w
quietjenn What a lovely duty to have! 2w
Cathythoughts @quietjenn It is a very lovely duty. 🥰 2w
TrishB I‘m sure you were awesome ♥️ 2w
andrew61 Glad it went well Cathy. Lovely. 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish. Well I definitely gave it socks ! As I wanted her to be as happy as could be first night away from her mum and dad 💕 2w
Cathythoughts @andrew61 Thanks Andrew, she‘s a little doll , I think she was happy with all the attention 🥰 2w
LeahBergen Oh, the first overnight! 🥰🥰🥰 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes ! The first of many .. little pet 🥰💕 2w
MaureenMc 🥰 2w
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc 👍🏻🥰 2w
Ruthiella First sleepover with baby Emma! ❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Yes ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
youneverarrived I bet it was lovely having Emma overnight 💕 2w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived It was so lovely 🥰 2w
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Oryx
Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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When the sun and your day off align ☀️
Spot Daisy barking to the neighbourhood in the background

LeahBergen Lovely! And 🤫 to Daisy. 😆 3w
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Oryx
Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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Starting this one today. I know very little about it, except it's set after a deep sea mission catastrophe, and it's possibly about the relationship of one of the survivors and her wife. I'm intrigued.

squirrelbrain Great cover! 3w
Oryx @squirrelbrain isn't it? It's very striking 3w
Cathythoughts Yes ! Great cover. I‘m waiting for my copy to arrive 👍🏻 3w
Caroline2 Oh this sounds good and what a fab cover!! 😍 3w
TrishB That cover ♥️ 3w
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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Whoa. This book is beautiful and strange.
A metaphor for grief - how do you cope when your wife has returned when you thought she was dead, but she‘s no longer the same person you loved?
Powerful writing - gothic, romantic, and full of despair.
Thanks to Netgalley for the advance copy.

Cathythoughts Sounds great ! Great cover too 4mo
vivastory I agree with @Cathythoughts 📚 4mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Cathythoughts @vivastory That cover is what grabbed me! Great book. 4mo
LeahBergen I‘m intrigued! 4mo
merelybookish Enjoyed your bite-sized chat with @shawnmooney about this book! 1mo
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