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Signal Fires
Signal Fires | Dani Shapiro
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"Late on a summer night in 1985, three teenagers are in a tragic car crash on the quiet, suburban Division Avenue. A girl is killed, and Theo and Sarah Wilf are left with a devastating secret that will haunt their family forever. By the time the Shenkmans move in across the street, the accident has faded into the past, but secrets haunt both families and cause them to become intimately intertwined. When Waldo Shenkman, a brilliant but lonely child, befriends Ben Wilf, who is struggling with his wife's decline from Alzheimer's, he once again entangles the families' fates and sets in motion the spellbinding, unforgettable climax"--
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BookLineNSinker
Signal Fires | Dani Shapiro
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Another lucky find on Libby to break up the chunkster of "The Secret History" which is 21 hours long. I'm captivated by all of the new books I snagged and can't wait to start on this one.

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mamareading
Signal Fires | Dani Shapiro
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I had a magnificent and terrifying dream last night, I believe it was from reading this book before bed! I was hoping to sink into a good story this past weekend, as my final book of November, this was a perfect pick for that.

There were some scenes that were more detailed than I wanted to read and sometimes it dragged on, jumping from character to character, but as a whole it was a quick read that held my attention which was all I asked for.

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kbuggle
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Shapiro‘s writing in this is so fantastic.. a story of two families and the constellation of ties that bind them.
Shapiro narrates the audiobook herself and did a great job.

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Cinfhen
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I‘m a huge fan of Dani Shapiro‘s nonfiction writing, so I was very excited to pick up a copy of her newest book, a fictional story spanning several decades. This wasn‘t the book I was expecting, but it very much felt like a Dani Shapiro story. I liked it but I didn‘t love it. Parts felt contrived, plus it had a magical realism quality that I didn‘t really care for. #GoodNotGreat Audio read by author was ok. Light pick

AmyG Thank you for the review. 1mo
Cinfhen If you read it @AmyG I‘d love to hear your thoughts!!! I think my opinion is definitely an #UnpopularOpinion 1mo
rmaclean4 I have been wondering about this one. Thanks for the review. 1mo
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Cinfhen Sure @rmaclean4 it might work well for you but I was a little disappointed ☹️ 1mo
AmyG Not sure how fast I will read it. 1mo
Megabooks I‘m sorry it was disappointing. 🫤 1mo
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Cinfhen
Signal Fires | Dani Shapiro
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I love Dani Shapiro‘s NF so I‘m super excited for her first work of fiction in over 15 years….plus Ann Patchett gushed about this book over on IG🥰 #HighHopes

AmyG I also read some positive reviews on IG. Let us know what you think! 1mo
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GerardtheBookworm
Signal Fires | Dani Shapiro
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I've been a fan of Dani Shapiro since her nonfiction Inheritance. In her return to fiction, she examines a group of neighbors and their lives on the next few decades after an accident binds them together in 1985. What follows are familial bonds from birth, life, death, illness, age, Y2K, and eventually Covid in this literary novel.

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