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The Giant's House
The Giant's House: A Romance | Elizabeth McCracken
The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod twenty-six-year-old librarian Peggy Cort feels like love and life have stood her up. Until the day James Carlson Sweattthe over-tall eleven-year-old boy whos the talk of the townwalks into her library and changes her life forever. Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship, but nevertheless they soon find their lives entwined in ways that neither one could have predicted. In James, Peggy discovers the one person whos ever really understood her, and as he growssix foot five at age twelve, then seven feet, then eightso does her heart and their most singular romance.
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shaynarae
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This book was so sweet and charming! A delightful summer read about a librarian and an “over tall” Cape Codder in the early 20th century and their relationship to each other. Subtitled “A Romance,” itms not cringe-y; rather it‘s simply sweet without the overwhelming elements passion. Darling, funny, and heartbreaking, I recommend picking up this one. #catsoflitsy

rretzler 😻 2mo
wanderinglynn What a cute fur-baby! ❤️🐱 2mo
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Centique
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1950s New England, Peggy Cort is a spinster librarian in a small town, sensible beyond reason & rapidly becoming curmudgeonly until 11yo James comes into the library with an appetite for knowledge and an inability to stop growing.
This beautifully told story captures Peggy‘s unique view of the world, her loneliness palpable - and how she sees James, all his beauty and promise, and the condition that isolates and confines him.

Centique It‘s touching, quiet and for me it was unremittingly sad - but I think I‘ll remember this for a long time. 3mo
Lcsmcat Sounds like my kind of book. Stacked. 3mo
Centique @Lcsmcat hope you like it! 😘 3mo
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Marja
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"I do not love mankind." After opening line like this I will be very disappointed if I don't like this book. So far so good.

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Kangaj1
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@Liberty I found your favorite book today and bought it. So excited to finally read it!

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RedbagReadbooks
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3.5/5⭐️

LeslieO ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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Wife
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Such a lovely surprise in the mail today! Thank you so much to my #jb friend Jennifer! This has been on my TBR and I‘m excited to read it. I love ❤️ the 1920‘s fashion card too. @Jas16 @kaye

Cinfhen Cool book cover 6mo
Wife @Cinfhen The cover and the blurb make me want to dive right into this one! 🌹 6mo
Jas16 So glad it arrived. I hope you enjoy it! 6mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Amazing book. The writing is spectacular.
McCracken is one of my favorite authors. Her wordsmithing is stunning.
The tag line is that this a love story between a young boy with gigantism and a much older socially awkward librarian. But it‘s so much more than that.

*picture stolen from the Internet of Robert Wadlow, the tallest man ever. Some of his life story was incorporated into the book‘s character.

SW-T It was an interesting book. 7mo
lahousewyfe I read this book so long ago and just remember closing it with a satisfied sigh. Such a world she wove. 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @lahousewyfe Yes! Her writing is so engaging. I want to read all her books. 7mo
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BooksForEmpathy
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Last night‘s Book Club! This book about a very tall (almost 9 feet by the end) boy and a librarian over 20 years his senior was unlike anything we had ever read before. It has lots of writing about the magic of books and is heartbreaking on nearly every page. It‘s about loneliness and love and romance and unfair circumstances and the desire for more and the ending is so surprising it is worth the read just to find out what happens!

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BooksForEmpathy
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Hi! I made a delicious vegan kale “ceaser” with roasted chickpeas + avo today and I am feeling more like myself. Also, in the middle of this book for Book Club next week!

I have been exhausted this school year and knew that I needed to make a change. I am pulling back from 5 days a week at my schools to 4, and have been given the opportunity to start my own private therapy practice one afternoon a week! More moments like this one in my future ☀️.

DivineDiana Looks delicious! 🙂 11mo
Suet624 Nice!!! 11mo
readordierachel How exciting! 11mo
CuriousG Kudos to you for recognizing when you needed change, and actually doing it! Hope the new schedule treats you well 😊 11mo
mauveandrosysky I‘m so glad you‘re doing what you need to do to make things better! 🖤 (edited) 11mo
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LeslieO
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LeslieO
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Started picking my next read based on what letter I need in the #litsyatoz challenge. G✅

LeahBergen I need a ‘G‘ pick, too. I‘m doing the “author or title” route this year and I‘m thinking of picking a Gaskell. 1y
LeslieO @LeahBergen This method is moving books up on the TBR like A Quiet Life in the Country and The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls. 1y
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LeslieO
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#Librarians- toiling in obscurity

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LeafingThroughLife
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This one‘s been on my shelves for eons, and I think this is the perfect quiet, cloudy Sunday to finish it! #lazySunday #currentlyreading

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Bry
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I knew nothing about this book before I started it. It was quirkier than I expected, which normally doesn‘t work for me, but I came around to the cynical librarian‘s voice. Bonus points for all the details about library work in the 1950s. 😊

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I just read the description and I want this book right now!! 2y
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Krisjericho
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“The idea of a library full of books, the books full of knowledge, fills me with fear and love and courage and endless wonder.” The picture is an interior of shot of the library I work at. Ain‘t it purty?! 😍 #Library #quotsy #quotsynov17

ReadingSusan It‘s so pretty! And big. My library is tiny! 2y
Gezemice Pretty! Love the giant windows! My library is a bit dark although it is an older building which is quite pretty. 2y
TK-421 Gorgeous! 2y
Simona 😍😍😍😍😍 2y
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Liberty
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Dewey's Readathon countdown, Day 7: The prompt is "sad." This is one of my very favorite books and it is, among a million other things, sad. And when I discovered the cat had chewed the corner, that also made me sad. #readathon #30DaysofReadathon ???

cariashley I get SO mad when my cats do that. Luckily they seem to get that and mostly have left them alone recently! 2y
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HighShelfEsteem
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Have been wanting to read all three of these for a hot minute and got them all for $3.00 at the library's used book shop!

Bookcation74 One of my all time favorites!! 2y
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Caryl
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#jubilantjuly day 9: #shoesoncovers - I'm weeding my book collection, and I found this one. I haven't read it yet. Is it worth keeping?

@RealLifeReading

ReadingEnvy I know some people call it their favorite book of all time but I struggled to get into it. 2y
irre Thought it was ok, didn't love it. Gave it away after reading it. 2y
Soubhiville It's on my TBR shelf, it's been there a long time... 2y
Caryl @ReadingEnvy @irre @Soubhiville - Thanks for the feedback! I think I'm going to let it go. 2y
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LitHousewife
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This morning, my husband left the house early to get an oil change. A friend picked up the kids for riding lessons. Words cannot describe how much I enjoyed having the house to myself. I spent most of that time finishing this book. It was a glorious morning.

It's an excellent book! The writing is compelling, thoughtful, & beautiful. I am so glad I read it. I'm still processing the ending. I'm also contemplating the word greedy. Such a good book.

Wife I totally understand that feeling of having the house to yourself. It happens so rarely and is such a treat for me. 🌹 3y
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LitHousewife
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I am loving this book!

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 Great quote!! 3y
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ReadingEnvy
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Can you guess this month's library book theme? More on my blog http://readingenvy.blogspot.com/2017/02/library-books-mid-february-2017.html

cathysaid Prepare for Missoula to piss you right off!! (edited) 3y
MicheleinPhilly Theme is "grab all the books I can carry"? ? 3y
ReadingEnvy @MicheleinPhilly usually! 😜 3y
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LitHousewife
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As my half PTO day is coming to a close it ends with "All I'm greedy for is peace and quiet." I may not be a librarian, but I ought to be. ?

LiteraryinLititz That resonates a lot with me too. Sigh. 3y
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LitHousewife
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I'm now starting this book about a librarian and her relationship with a very tall student who may be one of her few friends. Should be interesting.

shawnmooney I've been curious about McCracken forever but haven't gotten to her yet. Looking forward to your review! 3y
Sapphire This book made a huge impression on me when I read it years ago. May be worthy of my rare reread because it was so impactful to see if I have similar reactions a few decades older/later. 3y
EvieBee I loved this book! 3y
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OneLitChick This is a lovely book! Enjoy! 3y
LitHousewife @shawnmooney I will let you know. Just a couple of chapters in and I'm intrigued by this librarian. 3y
LitHousewife @Sapphire That is a major endorsement! I'm so glad I picked this one up. It was $1 at the dollar. Best impulse buy ever? 3y
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ChrisBohjalian
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Spotted this giant walking along the tarmac outside the Jacksonville Airport this morning. One more reason why I love book tours!

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suvata
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I bailed on this book a while back. Thought I would give it another try.

suvata It was OK ... nothing to write home about. 3y
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MicheleinPhilly
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#SeasonsReadings2016 One of those books that sat on my shelves unread for years. When I finally did read it, I was mad at myself for not having read it sooner. This book is ❤️. #SetInLibraries

valeriegeary Yes! I read this years ago but remember really enjoying it. 3y
StacksNShelves I love this book! 😍❤️ 3y
EvieBee Gasp. Completely forgot about this one. A favorite of mine! 3y
MrBook Nice cover! 3y
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Juneofthemoon
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Panpan

This book was nothing like what I expected. Many times I don't read up on books too much before I crack them open because I don't want other people's opinion to color my own experience too heavily. I was intrigued at first but the plot then lost me and I couldn't relate to the main character in any way. Bummer of a book.

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Juneofthemoon
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Sitting in the car at football practice before the game starts, hanging out with a sleeping toddler and trying to block out the harried nature that is a sports filled parking lot on a Saturday morning.

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Imagineannie
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This is a great opportunity!

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MamaGina
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Not at all what I expected ... But absolutely wonderful! This one will stay with me for a long time.

Macnjen Ooh good! I got this thru paperback swap but haven't read it yet! 3y
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MamaGina
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My weekend is today & tomorrow, so having my own personal readathon, starting with this one.

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JessLovesBooks
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Some of us get to lay in bed all day. Almost done with my first Elizabeth McCracken and it gets👍🏼👍🏼

MrBook I think your feline and mine were separated at birth. 😺 3y
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