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Trust | Hernan Diaz
"An award-winning writer of absorbing, sophisticated fiction delivers a stylish and propulsive novel rooted in early 20th century New York, about wealth and talent, trust and intimacy, truth and perception. In glamorous 1920s New York City, two characters of sophisticated taste come together. One is a legendary Wall Street tycoon; the other, the brilliant daughter of penniless aristocrats. Steeped in affluence and grandeur, their marriage excites gossip and allows a continued ascent -- all at a moment when the country is undergoing a great transformation. This is the story at the center of Harold Vanner's novel Bonds, which everyone in 1938 New York seems to have read. But it isn't the only version. Provocative, propulsive, and repeatedly surprising, Hernan Diaz's TRUST puts the story of these characters into conversation with the "the truth"-and in tension with the life and perspective of an outsider immersed in the mystery of a competing account. The result is an overarching novel that becomes more exhilarating and profound with each new layer and revelation, engaging the reader in a treasure hunt for the truth that confronts the reality-warping gravitational pull of money, and how power often manipulates facts"--
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Megabooks
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Did a little road-tripping with Dad this afternoon! #BlameItOnCindy #BlameItOnHelen #BookerLonglist

CBee Love the hashtags 😂😂 2d
Sparklemn I love the endless fields in your picture. Beautiful! 2d
BarbaraBB That view! I hope you both enjoy the book! 2d
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Cinfhen Hope appointments went well and you and dad are enjoying TRUST 2d
Megabooks @CBee 😁😁😁 2d
Megabooks @Sparklemn thank you! 2d
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks! I am so far. I think dad is going to pick it up later because I‘ve gotten halfway thru this evening! @Cinfhen 2d
Cinfhen I‘m glad your dad is enjoying too!!! 2d
squirrelbrain How lovely that you‘re both listening to it! 2d
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BookwormM
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#BookerLonglist2022 Book 6

I liked this book but I didn‘t love it. This is very meta we have stories within stories, different authors, different reasons for writing and of course that good ole staple the unreliable narrator to be fair I am not sure any of the narrators in the whole of the book are reliable.

Full review here soon https://wordpress.com/post/thereadersroom.org/20183

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Hazel2019
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The phrase ‘alternative facts‘ came to mind as I was reading this superbly composed & executed novel. It is about creating the ‘reality‘ of who someone is and what impact they have. In every story there is a motive driving the narrative and it may be impossible to tell how much of it is true and how much isn‘t. And who gets to decide this anyway?

A story of a man and woman, their genius, his ego, her ‘place‘. And the truth of it all.

JamieArc I become more and more interested in reading this one. 3d
Hazel2019 @JamieArc it‘s so good! But it takes a while for the different parts to start connecting. 3d
BarbaraBB What @JamieArc says! 3d
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Ruthiella I like it usually when I have to work a little to make connections in a novel. This one sounds intriguing! (edited) 3d
Cinfhen Excellent review!!!! 3d
batsy Love your review! 3d
Hazel2019 @Ruthiella I like to work to make the connections too! If the writer does that for me, what‘s really the point… 3d
Hazel2019 @BarbaraBB give it a try! Definitely worth it! 3d
Hazel2019 Thank you @Cinfhen ! 3d
Hazel2019 Thank you @batsy ! 3d
squirrelbrain Great review Hazel! 3d
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squirrelbrain
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This is a cleverly structured book. We learn about a rich financier‘s life (and wife) from 4 differing points of view, but which is real? It brings a bit of sophistication to the ‘unreliable narrator‘ trope. It dipped in places in the 2nd part, but overall a very enjoyable read.

It leaves me with a dilemma though… it‘s not top 3 on my #booker2022 list but it could be on my top 6 shortlist, which means another book may have to drop out. 🤔

Cinfhen Great review! I haven‘t read enough to form a list of top reads yet but I can see this one in the top half for sure!! Do 5 or 6 books go forward?? When is that announcement made?? 4d
Megabooks Okay, okay I think I‘ll read this Helen and @Cinfhen ! Great review, Helen 💜👍🏻 4d
MicheleinPhilly I think I actually voted for this for #camplitsy so I will definitely read it. Will probably skip Sappho though. 4d
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squirrelbrain I‘m fairly sure it‘s 6 books @Cinfhen but I can‘t see that confirmed anywhere. The shortlist is early September, so still time! 4d
Brimful Very much looking forward to this one! But I agree choosing a shortlist is going to be tough 4d
Cathythoughts I‘m still only half way with this one , my first one from the list. I really like it. 4d
Ruthiella I‘m looking forward to this one. I do often really appreciate unusual structures in novels. They usually make my brain work is a good way! 4d
Cinfhen I think you‘d like it @Megabooks @MicheleinPhilly - I really enjoyed the multicast narration 4d
BarbaraBB And which one will drop out of your shortlist? 3d
squirrelbrain I think it would have been even better on audio @Cinfhen @Megabooks @MicheleinPhilly 3d
squirrelbrain That is the difficult question @BarbaraBB - I have an inkling but need to have a good think, and who knows if there will be another one or two in contention by the time I‘ve read the whole list?! 3d
BarbaraBB That‘s very true! I‘ll await your verdict eagerly! 3d
Hazel2019 Nice review! I‘ll be done with this one today. Alternating between audio and physical book. Somehow that is working out well for me but I already know I will want to reread this when I have more time to spare! 3d
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Cinfhen
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A novel within a novel within a novel. What I expected from To Paradise and Sea of Tranquility, I pleasantly found in Trust. Fabulous title and excellent audio narration - Told in four parts, we slowly come to understand what and whom we can trust. A book about perception, wealth, mental health, fact & fiction. I really enjoyed the experience❣️ #Booker2022LongList

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 6d
Cortg Sounds wonderful! 6d
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB not sure if you‘d have patience for this one but I do think @Cortg would like it 🤷🏼‍♀️😘 of course I could be TOTALLY wrong!!! 6d
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Cortg I love how we‘re learning each others reading habits and the types of books each of is is drawn to! 6d
Cinfhen Yup!! It‘s pretty cool @Cortg considering most of us have never “met” - although I did have the PLEASURE of meeting @TrishB ♥️ 6d
squirrelbrain Glad you enjoyed it! I haven‘t got very far yet but I think I‘m going to like it…. 6d
Kdgordon88 I‘ve been on the fence about this one but the review says I should go for it. 6d
TrishB I may wait for an offer because it‘s not calling me yet! 6d
BarbaraBB I wonder if I‘ll have the patience for it when you think that @TrishB might not 🤞🏽 5d
Cinfhen Ok…so with my limited psychic abilities I predict @squirrelbrain @Kdgordon88 WILL ultimately appreciate the novel and @BarbaraBB will NOT have the patience for all the business jargon. I just think it‘s a harder read in print but again, I could be COMPLETELY WRONG 🤪 5d
squirrelbrain LOL @Cinfhen - I‘ll let you know if you‘re right! 5d
BarbaraBB Haha! I‘ll keep you updated! You might very well be right! 5d
Cinfhen If you pick it up go audio @Megabooks 4d
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Cinfhen
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Two hours to go!! REALLY enjoying this book. It requires some patience but I feel like the payoff will be worth it. A novel within a novel with MANY layers. A bit of business background is helpful but not necessary to understand the art of manipulation 😉

lele1432 Ohh I got this from Literati a few months ago but haven‘t gotten to it yet! I‘ll have to bump it up on my TBR. 6d
Cinfhen Definitely do @lele1432 It‘s a good one 🤩It‘s a twisty set up but once you understand the pieces it becomes less confusing and more compelling 💗 6d
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squirrelbrain Just started this about 10 minutes ago…! 6d
BarbaraBB This will probably be my next Booker read. First I have to finish Nightcrawling 6d
Cathythoughts Lovely pic ♥️ 6d
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Cinfhen
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Just started this one from the #Booker2022LongList
I have high hopes although this book seems to be divided between loathing or loving 🤷🏼‍♀️

Cathythoughts I‘m still only half way .. I really like it 👍🏻 7d
Cinfhen I‘m about to start part 3 @Cathythoughts where I hear the story really starts to take shape!! I‘m liking it, too 7d
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Cathythoughts
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I realised this book was going over my head , but I knew too it was brilliant to me. So I needed to Youtube some interviews with the author. Turns out I had no idea what was going on. I found out a lot about the structure of the book. I also am very drawn to the author, his intelligence, his warmth , especially when he tells us of his favourite character in the book , then he becomes a self revealing man . Now back to the book 👍🏻♥️

DivineDiana I love that you sought greater insight! That is one of the reasons I enjoy author talks so much. Stacking this one! ❤️ 1w
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana Look forward to your thoughts whenever you may get there 👍🏻♥️ 1w
squirrelbrain Will check it out when I get to the book…. 1w
Cinfhen I too read/listened to a few reviews before I started this book. So far it‘s working out well 💜 7d
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Cathythoughts
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Sunday morning reading. Really enjoying this. Helen and Benjamin are fascinating characters 👍🏻

TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 2w
squirrelbrain Looking forward to this - I may start this week…. 2w
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Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain It‘s very good. Like you were saying about Spectacular though. Sorry I don‘t have a proper copy , I want to underline and write things in the margins .. may have to get hard copy. 2w
batsy That's good to hear! I still have his previous one on my TBR 🙈 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy I loved In The Distance. This one is similar in ways 👍🏻 2w
BarbaraBB So glad to hear it‘s good! 2w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB So far, so good 👍🏻 2w
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Cathythoughts
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Trust. My first venture into the Booker long list. I‘m intrigued by where this opening sentence will lead to…

LeahBergen I see the Persephone bookmark for our upcoming read! 😊 2w
squirrelbrain I have this on Kindle too, will start it soon. I‘m just about to begin my library copy of 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen The very one 🥰 2w
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Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I have CaseStudy on kindle too 👍🏻 2w
Leniverse That's a good opening sentence. Gah. Will not start on the longlist. Will not. 🙈🙉 2w
BarbaraBB I want to make a start too with the longlist but first I need to read the first half of 2w
Cathythoughts @Leniverse I can‘t see myself getting through very many. I have Booth and Colony is in the post. So I‘ll try 😬 , time is short. 2w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I‘m going to listen to Either/Or. I have it lined up to start next week 🤞🏻 I‘m curious as there are mixed feelings on it. 2w
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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

While I think the writing here is quite good, the structuring of the book so that the reader finally sees what‘s going on in the third section kept me at arm‘s length and prevented me from really enjoying this. While it‘s clever, I feel like the cleverness overshadowed the story.

charl08 Wondering about reading this one: might wait until the Booker shortlist is announced. 2w
Hooked_on_books @charl08 The Booker committee and I often disagree, so they‘ll probably love it! 😆 2w
squirrelbrain I have this as an ARC so will be reading it anyway… from the reviews it does sound rather challenging. 2w
Graywacke Very timely read! 2w
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BkClubCare
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Oh yeah. This is one of those those books that is SO intriguing how accomplished it is! I‘m one of those extremely averse to knowing too much about plot/characters/spoilers/anything and sure enough, I wish I had known more. OTOH, I did know — vaguely — maybe? — about, the idea? Of a variety of view points and versions and perspectives, whatever, but it didn‘t make sense or enough that I gave it anymore than a glance of thought. What I did know ⬇️

BkClubCare That the ending was CHEF‘s KISS. So when it dragged about 1/4 in when I was getting bored, wondering WHY I was bothering with this, ugh... I kept at it. The last section really does pull it all together with delight and glee. Yowza and wow. (edited) 2w
BkClubCare I am going to reread this via audiobook. I have heard it is well done. 2w
BkClubCare @xicanti - top left image refers to the journals... 🤗 2w
xicanti Past Me was totally in the “this is a totally important part of the historical record!!!!” camp. 2w
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Sophronisba
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It's a crying shame that half of this list is American -- the Booker never should have let the Yanks in. That said, Trust is a great book and all of you should read it.

https://publishingperspectives.com/2022/07/the-uks-booker-prize-for-fiction-name...

jlhammar Ha! Yes, very US heavy this year. Good to know about Trust. I loved the Keegan, Strout and Everett. I own The Colony and Booth so going to tackle those next. 2w
Cathythoughts I did get a Trust after your review 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Sophronisba @Cathythoughts I hope you love it! 2w
Hazel2019 Finished The Trees and starting Trust today! And I agree, why so many from US? We Need Variety! Wouldn‘t it be something if none of the US ones made it to the short list 🤔 2w
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Addison_Reads
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When I started this audiobook I had to stop and check to make sure it was a fiction book because it has such a unique construction that it felt like a biography or memoir.

Diaz has created a cleverly crafted novel that is layered in such a rewarding way that as the story comes together it makes for an unforgettable reading experience.

The way Diaz writes about wealth and humanity reminded me a bit of a modern Steinbeck.

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ClairesReads
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I‘ve sat on writing a review of Trust for awhile, mostly because it‘s had me thinking. It‘s clever, structurally inventive storytelling, that challenges its reader through form and content. It‘s a book that is about a lot of things, big ideas that are woven together by connection between capitalism and fiction. I‘m still thinking about the things Diaz has to say about truth and perception, fiction and finance.

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collegecatlady
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It‘s just the three of us 🎶

What do you two think of these options for #lmpbc? Which one are you more interested in?

Marmie7 Unlikely animals sounds interesting. 1mo
LittlePixels They all look interesting! I just added My Summer Darlings and Unlikely Animals to my ereaderiq.com wish list. 👍 1mo
Reynosa8701 My summer darlings looks good 1mo
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Suet624
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The four narratives, told by different individuals, is about a man who has been able to amass a fortune through the stock market. Did he cheat his way into rigging the market? Was he as brilliant as he was made out to be? The story within the story is about his wife. Who is left to tell her side of the story when the woman is no longer around to tell the tale. Does a man's legacy matter more than a woman's?

squirrelbrain Great review! I‘ve requested this on #netgalley…. I don‘t hold out much hope of getting it but you never know. 1mo
Suet624 @squirrelbrain Best wishes and fingers crossed. :) 1mo
Sophronisba I think this is my favorite book of the year so far -- I just loved it and it gives so much to think about once you're done. 1mo
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BarbaraBB Should I read it? 1mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB I‘m in a bit of a reading funk right now and not very enthusiastic about what i‘m reading in general and don‘t entirely trust my judgement. That being said, I wouldn‘t rush to read it. 1mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Did you read Elena Knows? If not, that‘s one I‘d recommend. Currently reading it. 1mo
BarbaraBB Thanks! That‘s very clear. And I LOVED Elena Knows! 1mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Well wouldn't you know it? This book ended up on the Booker Longlist. So much for my suggestion you not rush to read it. 2w
BarbaraBB I was thinking about this too 😀. About how I now probably will read it in the months to come! I am sure I‘ll enjoy it though - like you did! 2w
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CindyE09
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I absolutely loved this novel from the author of In The Distance, which I also loved. This one explores the way we are remembered through time and how this can be changed by others accounts of us. It came together wonderfully at the end and I thought all the risks Diaz took paid off. 5 ⭐️ read for me.

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Cathythoughts
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We stopped at this cafe for lunch , so nice. On a little road trip & have arrived at our first stop in Mayo. Settling into relaxation mode now with tagged book. ☺️

LeahBergen Have fun! 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @leahbergen Thanks Leah ! My husband is calling county Mayo the ‘ Canada of Ireland‘ … vast and unexplored! 😂 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm How lovely! Have a wonderful trip! 💕 2mo
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TrishB Have fun 😁 2mo
rockpools Lovely! Have an amazing time! 2mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts 😆😆 I like that! 2mo
squirrelbrain Looks lovely! Have a fab time! 2mo
youneverarrived Lovely 😍 have a great time! 2mo
Tamra Awesome! 😃 2mo
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Sophronisba
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For years, between books, I worked on a novel about her. It remains both unfinished and the greatest mistake of my writing life. Because I labored unsuccessfully on that book for so long, my mother acquired, forever, the texture and weight of a half-formed character in my mind. I have even come to distrust my love for her.

#SundaySentence

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Lesliereadsalot
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I‘m not that crazy about books with no dialogue. I always feel as though the characters remain flat even if the story is interesting. Which this one wasn‘t. The book jacket calls it “immersive” and “brilliant” but I didn‘t see it.

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Sophronisba
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This book proved to be a real feat of construction, as well as being brilliantly written and thought-provoking to boot. I can't stop thinking about it; easily my favorite 2022 book so far.

Cathythoughts Oh that‘s good to hear. I loved In The Distance. I stacked this after your earlier post. I think I‘ll just get it 👍🏻 2mo
Sophronisba @Cathythoughts I hope you love it! 2mo
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Sophronisba
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A character sketch in two sentences:

Mrs. Brevoort was exuberant in her grief, exploring all the social possibilities of mourning. She found unsuspected radiance in the deepest shades of black and made sure to surround herself with particularly plaintive and misty-eyed friends so that she could highlight her arrogant form of sorrow, which she called “dignified.”

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Sophronisba
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Intimacy can be an unbearable burden for those who, first experiencing it after a lifetime of proud self-sufficiency, suddenly realize it makes their world complete. Finding bliss becomes one with the fear of losing it. #SundaySentence

(Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash)

Cathythoughts Stacking. 2mo
Suet624 So true. 2mo
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Sophronisba
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Because he had enjoyed almost every advantage since birth, one of the few privileges denied to Benjamin Rask was that of a heroic rise: his was not a story of resilience and perseverance or the tale of an unbreakable will forging a golden destiny for itself out of little more than dross.

#FridayReads #FirstLineFridays

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jlhammar
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Coffee and a new BookPage makes for a good morning! Trust, the book featured on the cover, sounds interesting.

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AlexGeorge
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Beautifully done. Engrossing tale of the capitalist excesses of the early twentieth century, but refracted through a complex set of different narrative lenses which keeps you hooked to the last page. Profoundly resonant into these days of the mega-wealthy. If you have limitless resources, can you really bend reality to your will? Highly recommended. Coming in May.

LeslieO Stacking it! 6mo
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Mitch
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It‘s Books Are Magic - so you know they‘ll ALL be good! 🤣🤣🤣. The tagged one caught my eye

http://booksaremagic.squarespace.com/home-1/most-anticipated-spring-2022-jbsrt

Sparklemn Great list! Thanks for sharing. 6mo
Mitch @Sparklemn you‘re most welcome. 6mo
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