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The Red Garden
The Red Garden | Alice Hoffman
The Red Garden introduces us to the luminous and haunting world of Blackwell, Massachusetts, capturing the unexpected turns in its history and in our own lives.      In exquisite prose, Hoffman offers a transforming glimpse of small-town America, presenting us with some three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and redemption in a web of tales where characters' lives are intertwined by fate and by their own actions.      From the town's founder, a brave young woman from England who has no fear of blizzards or bears, to the young man who runs away to New York City with only his dog for company, the characters in The Red Garden are extraordinary and vivid: a young wounded Civil War soldier who is saved by a passionate neighbor, a woman who meets a fiercely human historical character, a poet who falls in love with a blind man, a mysterious traveler who comes to town in the year when summer never arrives.      At the center of everyone’s life is a mysterious garden where only red plants can grow, and where the truth can be found by those who dare to look.      Beautifully crafted, shimmering with magic, The Red Garden is as unforgettable as it is moving.
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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#cloudlibrary

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DarcysMom
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Tianarose
The Red Garden | Alice Hoffman
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I don‘t usually read short stories but these were wonderful.

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Tianarose
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I love “the river at home” such a beautiful story. ❤️💜💙

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Susannah
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I wasn‘t expecting the short story format of this book, but I enjoyed it. The overlapping elements of each story were fun to tie together.

With that said, however, the simplistic way Alice Hoffman brought male and female characters together (i.e., when in doubt, make them have sex) really, really didn‘t work for me. And while she seemed to want to have the same themes run through the whole book, she just created repetition, not an echo. ⭐️⭐️-1/2

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GidgetsTreasures75
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10-31-18: My 53rd finished book of 2018! 👍🏼📖#️⃣5️⃣3️⃣

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Foragingfantasy
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I kinda loved this book. I‘m not much for short stories, but they way these intertwined created continuity and I wasn‘t bothered. There were times I wanted to know more but that persons story was done, all in all I enjoyed it.

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peacegypsy
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Hoffman‘s fairytale-like prose details the magic and wonder of life. Her brew of words intoxicates and invites you to fancy that the world might hold a bit more, after all. ✨💫✨

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GypsyKat
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Alice Hoffman fans, this one is on sale for Kindle right now. #BookSale #Kindle

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monalyisha
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If I‘d done my research before deciding to read this book, I would‘ve realized that it‘s not a novel. It‘s a series of stories based on a particular place (Blackwell, MA) & the generations of families who lived there. “The Red Garden” is basically Alice Hoffman showing off. With every chapter it‘s like she‘s saying, “Don‘t I write fabulous characters? Don‘t you wish you could read more about every one of them? Well, that‘s too bad!” Dammit. 😖

monalyisha My favorite chapter was a “Beauty & the Beast” story that takes place in 1956, between a smart, driven, beautiful redhead & a “hideous”, reclusive mountain man. So good. 🥀 2y
Bookzombie I love this picture! 🐻 2y
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monalyisha
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“All the talk that people at the Farm had tossed around about getting back to the land was actually true for him. He felt wrapped up in Hightop Mountain, a part of it, as if the cells of his body had expanded to include fir trees, foxes, streams of green water.”

photo credit: konsta punkka

Moray_Reads Beautiful 🦊 2y
JessClark78 ❤️ 2y
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monalyisha
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Legit looked up the weather & the high for today & planned my outdoor chores around that. I found myself silently chanting, “I‘m a bear / I‘m a bear” all the while. Thanks for my new mantra, Alice Hoffman!

Note: I should mention that my outdoor chores started & ended with emptying the litterbox into the compost heap, and it took approximately 2 seconds. #winterwimp #itsactuallystillfall

DarcysMom 😂🤣😂🤣 2y
Clare-Dragonfly What kind of litter do you use? I'd love to be able to stop using plastic bags for litter trash so if you can compost litter, that's one more point in favor of definitely getting a compost bin someday... 2y
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly We have a house rabbit so I know nothing about other animals... but we use wood stove pellets (no chemicals added; aspen wood). Good luck finding what you‘re looking for! 🍀 2y
BookNAround @Clare-Dragonfly I think ours can be composted. It‘s called Yesterday‘s News and I‘d made from recycled paper. 2y
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monalyisha
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“Once it rained while he was sleeping, and when he awoke in the morning, the whole world seemed blue and fresh. He felt weirdly hopeful out in the middle of nowhere, even though the whole country was crashing down around him.”

This perfectly captures why I love camping. 💞🏕💞

robinb Beautiful photo and quote! ❤️ (edited) 2y
monalyisha Thanks @robinb ! My husband took it. It‘s his job. Not to take pictures of me, specifically, haha... but you know what I mean. 😉 He‘s a photographer. 2y
robinb @monalyisha cool! He‘s very talented, and I‘m sure you‘re his favorite subject. 😊 2y
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monalyisha
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I collect mugs, & cozy blankets; mythical creature ornaments & throw pillows. I also collect grown-ups who sometimes give in to the urge to do a cartwheel.

#howtomakefriendsandinfluencepeople #findyourtribe

Also, does Alice Hoffman know how to write a love interest, or what?

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monalyisha
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“Once she was in the woods, she was a shadow. She recognized wildflowers the same way someone else might recognize old friends: velvet-leaf, live forever, lad‘s love. She stooped to pick a sprig of lad‘s love and slipped it in her shoe. Local people said it was a charm that would lead you to your true love.”

I love learning about the connection between plants & superstition, herbs & magic, and Alice Hoffman always delivers in this regard. 🖤🍃🔮

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monalyisha
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Alice Hoffman @ tonight‘s author event:

“My characters are always trying to get the hell out of Massachusetts & they can‘t do it.”

My mom had me when she was 19. Growing up, she always told me to “get the hell out of Worcester (MA).” I did it; I moved to Rhode Island (so far away! 😂), but I still commute back for work every day. I actually love my hometown (it‘s like loving a pug: it‘s so ugly it‘s cute). But this sentiment still made me laugh.

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monalyisha
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@Clwojick is hosting a #bookmarkswap for the gift-giving season! (Sign-up link in comments).

Today, I‘m using an anniversary card as my bookmark. This morning, when I grabbed my book off my nightstand, I was suffering from a clear case of “OMG YOU‘RE GONNA BE LATE; GRAB WHATEVER‘S CLOSEST TO YOU & RUN!” Story of my life. 🙄 If I keep acquiring more & more bookmarks, eventually one of them will end up being the closest thing to me. Right?

robinb @monalyisha I like your logic! I do the same. I grabbed a Kleenex the other day....and luckily, it was clean. 🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
Clwojick Hahahah! 😂😹😂 @robinb @monalyisha I am frequently using Kleenex in place of a real bookmark! 2y
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robinb @Clwojick glad to hear I‘m not the only one! 🤣 2y
monalyisha @Clwojick & @robinb Clean tissues are acceptable! As a library employee, I can tell you that people use far worse items on the reg (rag?) - such as: sanitary pad wrappers. Why do you need your book in there with you? Take a 5 minute break! 😩😱😭 2y
Clwojick @monalyisha oh my gosh😷 2y
robinb @monalyisha good grief, really??! OK, you have to draw the line somewhere! 😳😳😮😖 2y
monalyisha @robinb And that line should be clearly demarcated outside the bathroom! Haha. 2y
robinb @monalyisha Amen!!! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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Brooke_H
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More of a series of linked short stories than a real novel. The book begins with the founding of a small town in Massachusetts in 1750 and follows descendants of the founders through to "present day." (The book was pubbed in 2011.) I loved this book. It was the kind of book that was so engrossing, I couldn't hear or see people standing right in front of me talking to me. ("Mom. Mom. MOM.")

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lauren.lerner
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Less a novel than it is a collection of interrelated short stories all taking place over almost 250 years in one small town in the Berkshires. This is the second Hoffman book I‘ve read in this style and I quite enjoy it because she does it so well. The book served as nice palate cleanser as well after the intensity of Killers of the Flower Moon.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5 • #teamAlice

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lauren.lerner
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Decided to treat myself this morning to breakfast out. Also we are out of breakfast food, ie bread for my toast, so obviously there was absolutely nothing to eat at home. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #treatyoself #bookandbreakfast

JoeStalksBeck Amazing ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
mrozzz 😍😋👌🏻 2y
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lauren.lerner
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School‘s closed today for Sukkot (#chagsameach! 🍇🍐🍋🍏) but I am awake & reading in bed with some of the excellent early morning light I love so much but rarely get to enjoy.

Not pictured: my favorite #goawayimreading mug, just in case the hubs comes home from work at some point & mistakenly thinks I‘m available for conversation. 😉

#currentlyreading

ReadingSusan 🤣🤣 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNLunch! Today we had our #ThePoconoBookClub meeting. It was a packed house at a local tavern (our usual place--the one with fantastic tater tots--is still under renovation). We talked for over 2 hours! A lot to discuss. My accompaniment: bacon cheeseburger (delicious!!!) and fries and Coke. MMMmmm 😋! @BookBabe @leeloo13

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BookBabe
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If you've read this book, you know there's a lot about eel. So I thought it would be fun to get an eel roll for our book club to share, so everyone could experience eel if they haven't before. They cut it into 8 pieces for us so everyone could try some. So thoughtful! 😊

Cinfhen Clever idea 💕💡🙌🏻 2y
Bks4Wrms And how did it taste? 2y
amydieg Eel is the besttt 2y
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CouronneDhiver Interesting! Love the presentation 2y
BookBabe @Bks4Wrms it was good! Can't really describe it. Kinda oily-ish, but not in a bad way. 2y
MicheleinPhilly But did @MrBook try it? 2y
MrBook @MicheleinPhilly MrBook's tried eel before and isn't a fan. 😂😁😇 2y
MicheleinPhilly @MrBook I knew it! ☺️ 2y
Grimscythe I looove unagi. Especially slightly charred on the outside. 2y
rachel_mbc Oh, I'm so hungry for sushi now! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I love Sushi! 2y
monalyisha 😂😂😂 Perfect dinner pairing! 2y
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BookBabe
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#BookNLunch! #ThePoconoBookClub Edition! We're in a charming country tavern, a group of 8 of us tucked into a dark cozy corner. The food here is amazing. I couldn't resist getting sushi because theirs is excellent. This platter is non-raw (since it's Sunday and I'm over-cautious, lol). Plus 2 huge mimosas! 🍾We had a wonderful discussion. Everyone liked this book! I sure did. 😊👍🏻🍣

TheBookDream I've had sushi the last two days and now I want more. Curses. 2y
ValerieAndBooks Love sushi! Enjoy your day 😊. 2y
BookBabe @TheBookDream it really is addictive! 😂 2y
BookBabe @ValerieAndBooks thank you! 😘 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! #TexasRoadhouse edition! #LitsySeesIt edition! Accompaniment this cool evening: 11 oz. sirloin steak medium-well with sautéed mushrooms, baked potato, broccoli, and raspberry iced tea. MMMMmmmm ?! Happy reads & happy eats! ???

Lupa08 Seriously, can I stack that meal for today? Just woke up to find this and now am hankering for meat and potatoes. 😋 2y
minkyb My sister took me out to Texas Roadhouse the last time I visited her. We don't have them in MA. Yummy and entertaining. Enjoy. (edited) 2y
becausetrains Been a long time since I've gone to TX Roadhouse, looks great. How long have you been reading The Red Garden though?? It's beginning to blend into the background like the bowl of oranges on your table 😂🍊 2y
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MrBook @Lupa08 Of course you can 😎🙌🏻! @minkyb It's a great franchise! We come here every few months, usually with gift cards 😂👏🏻. @becausetrains 😂👍🏻 Awhile, I've almost only been reading it at meals, so like 20 or 30 pages at a time. I've tried at work, but it's been crazy busy the past couple weeks 🙄. I know I'm supposed to be helping people, but I wanna read 🤓! 2y
trueisa4letterword @minkyb I'm not sure what you mean by not having them in MA, as I live in MA and I have been to a few Texas Roundhouses here! 2y
minkyb Really. I guess not near me. We have Longhorn, Applebees, and the like. Guess I will head off to google it! 😋. @trueisa4letterword (edited) 2y
minkyb @trueisa4letterword there is one in a shopping center I never would have thought about not quite 1/2 hour away! 🙃Thanks you! 2y
trueisa4letterword @minkyb You're quite welcome! The ones I went to were in vastly different parts of the state so I figured there was a good chance :) 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! #MongolianGrill edition! Accompaniment this slightly warm and sunny evening: General Tso's chicken, Sprite, and a mix of: lo mein noodles, beef, pork, shrimp, scallops, salmon, crab, tofu, an egg, broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, bean sprouts, scallions, cilantro, chopped garlic, chopped ginger, teriyaki sauce, and Mongolian sauce. MMMMMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

JenP Unrelated question but is the plan still to all see It tomorrow? I can't find your original post about us all doing this. 2y
MrBook #LitsySeesIt! Yesss! Still on 😊😁👏🏻🙌🏻! Sorry, it's tough to find posts, especially when you post as much as I do 🙈🙈🙈. @JenP 2y
MrBook @JenP I'll be posting about it again tonight 😊👍🏻. 2y
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JenP @MrBook thanks for posting the hashtag! Now I can find it easily. My husband and I actually got a babysitter so I can join in! And it happens to be our wedding anniversary - nothing says romance like seeing It 😂 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 My stomach is growling! I loved Asian food but now I can't eat it ☹️ 2y
kspenmoll I cannot join in, but what a fun idea! #LitsySeesIt ! 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this cool, clear evening: mushroom pizza, wings, salad, and Vanilla Coke. MMmmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

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MrBook
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#BookNDessert! Just a big, beautiful pile of cut up, perfectly ripened watermelon. MMMmmm 😋!!! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Melissa_J That watermelon looks delicious! 2y
UnidragonFrag 😱😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Mouth watering!!! 😋 2y
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Mommamanzi Are you a salt or no salt watermelon lover?! 2y
robinb Oh my....❤️ 2y
MrBook @Mommamanzi I can eat it with love either way, lol. 😊👍🏻 2y
Reecaspieces My fav!!!! Add a Lott vodka...🍸🍸🍸hehehe 2y
kspenmoll Looks sooooo good! 2y
Zelma And now I want watermelon! 😆 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! With it being a chilly (August!) and wet day, accompaniment this evening is: pot roast soup, warm semolina bread, and sparkling lemon seltzer. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

CaitZ It's been cloudy and cool here all day. Soup sounds perfect for dinner. Thanks for the idea. 2y
DarcysMom I am jealous of your cool weather. It is down to 106F at 5:15 pm in my neck of the woods. 2y
MrBook @DarcysMom 106?! 😳😱It was 62 on our front porch today 👍🏻. Perfect for @BookBabe and me. 😊 2y
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Grimscythe Are those MINI CROCKPOTS?!?! Omg. 2y
MrBook @EMJenkinson Aye! @BookBabe can share the link with you if you'd like. 👍🏻 2y
BookBabe @EMJenkinson If you want one, last I checked, Amazon was offering certain colors around $17.95. Here's the link: Crock-Pot 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer: http://amzn.to/2ezYofA. Or, if you prefer, Crock Pot's website: http://bit.ly/2ezYK62 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNBrunch! We haven't visited our veranda at the jazz club since last summer. We finally made it 😊👍🏻. Accompaniment this cool and pleasant afternoon was: a bacon-manchego omelette wrapped in a pancake, a fruit cup, a pineapple-coconut muffin (to die for!!! 🤤🤤🤤), and Earl Grey. MMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

monkeygirlsmama 🤤🤤🤤I'm so jealous! Both your entree and the one @BookBabe got look utterly divine. 2y
CaroPi I think that you are the person that published the must tasty pictures in Litsy. Doesn't matter if is in a restaurant or homemade. Always make me hungry 2y
MrBook @monkeygirlsmama Aww, thanks! *whispers* It's as cheap as McD's and 100x better. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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MrBook @CaroPi I'm blushing ☺️, thank you for your kind words. There's some people on here who are amazing with their food pictures, like @DebinHawaii 😁👍🏻. 2y
DebinHawaii @MrBook Aww... thanks for the shoutout! ☺️❤️ 2y
MrBook @DebinHawaii Anytime, my friend 😁👍🏻👍🏻! 2y
Reviewsbylola Holy shit, an omelette wrapped in a pancake sounds like an amazing invention! 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @CaroPi If you like food pics you MUST follow @BooksForEmpathy - she posts GORGEOUS food + book photos worthy of publication! 2y
MrBook @CaroPi @elkeo Yess! @BooksForEmpathy makes great food posts! Well, all of her posts are superb 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. 2y
BooksForEmpathy @elkeo THANKS! 😍😘. 2y
Cathythoughts Beautiful food 😋 2y
CaroPi @elkeo @MrBook thanks for the advice! 2y
monalyisha Oh man. I‘m a huge breakfast fan & not the type to care about my foods touching... but I am wildly against the idea of a pancake wrapped omelette. 😅 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Finally home 😆. Accompaniment this cool, clear night: pepperoni pizza, wings, and Vanilla Coke. MMMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

IamIamIam Fridays are for pizza!!! 🍕 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this fine evening: tilapia, jasmine rice, broccoli florets, and sparkling mineral water. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this hot and humid evening: pasta in a meat-puttanesca sauce, warm peasant bread, and Leinenkugel's Anniversary Lager. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Richryan52 @MrBook esp find of the beer 2y
Quirkybooknerd Everything about that looks perfect!! 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNLunch! Post-#eclipse edition! Wow, it's bright out now, like the Sun is making up for a few minutes of being blocked 😆. Accompaniment this hot and bright afternoon: salami and provolone sandwich, New England clam chowder with crackers, and lemon seltzer. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

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MrBook
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The new bookclub book I started today over dinner right after two bookclubs earlier in the day 😁👍🏻. I can't help myself. A breather? What's that? 😆

becausetrains Plaid is a Minnesota state pastime, but holy crap even I haven't seen that much plaid since 1988. 😳 2y
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MrBook @becausetrains 😂😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 You're the best! Listen, plaid runs in the family, okay? 😜 2y
MrBook @becausetrains This takes #LitsyHumor to a whole new level 😆😂🤣😂🤣 2y
becausetrains This couch is the answer to this question: 2y
Avanders @becausetrains lol! I like the commitment 😁 (I also ❤️ plaid & would happily take the couch! 😉) (edited) 2y
RealBooks4ever I love the bag! 😻💜 2y
LauraBeth Plaid is classic and never goes out of style. Ever! 2y
becausetrains @Avanders I heart plaid, but that couch though 👀😂 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! #Outback edition Part 2! Entree. Accompaniment this evening: garlic butter fillet medallions, mashed potatoes, and steamed broccoli. MMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats. 😎👌🏻

rwmg I think my local Outback is calling me 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon #NoBookJustDinner? This ain't 'Foodsy', dude. 📚📚📚 2y
MrBook Lol, @elkeo 😆👏🏻! I'll post the book too. 👍🏻 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! New bookclub book started 😎👌🏻. #Outback edition. Putting gift cards to great use. Part 1: appetizers. Accompaniment this sunny and warm evening: New England clam chowder, Aussie cheese fries (with bacon crumbles, mmmm) with ranch dipping sauce, bread, and raspberry iced tea. MMMmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Just finished this one. Each chapter was a short story of the descendants from a small town in Massachusetts. I'm not usually into short stories but I actually liked this.

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Still on the same book...I love reading outside on the porch in the evenings when the weather is nice.

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Took a sweatpants and reading day today.

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heatherkaz
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Alice Hoffman is just such a wonderful story teller! I love how she weaves these intergenerational anecdotes together... They're sorrowful, but beautiful.

christineandbooks Pretty sure I've read this one by her but I don't remember it well at all! Might have to reread sometime... 2y
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Exlibrisbitsy
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Fantastic set of short stories that all follow the lives of people from the fictional town of Blackwell, Massachusetts. Each story is lovely, heart wrenching, and filled with hope and grit. Loved it!

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Dempsey
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This book was so delightful.

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ScarletQuill
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Kindle sale alert! $1.99 today for this one!

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WhiteDayLilies
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I was very pleasantly surprised picking up this book. I loved the jumps in time and the characters throughout. The towns history passing from generation to generation. Some of the stories were tear-jerking and laugh-out-loud! Great read!! This was my first Alice Hoffman book and her style of writing was beautiful...I'll be reading more definitely! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Victoriahoperose
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I didn't care for this. It covered too much of a span of time for me. There was just too much going on. It read like short stories and I'm not even sure if that's what it was supposed to be. I found it just a bit boring and forced. It wasn't great in my opinion. It needed to hold my interest more.

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Victoriahoperose
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"Was this the way people felt at the instant they leapt into rivers and streams? Was it like this when you fell in love, stood on the train tracks, went to a country where no one spoke your language? That was the country she was in most of the time, a place where people heard what she said but not what she meant. She wanted to be known, but no one knew her."

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Kshakal
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This collection of short stories was a fun and interesting read! All were set in Blackwell from the towns founding and farther in time... Neat to see how things changed and didn't change in the town!

Little_Reader How did I not know you read this? We need to discuss! 3y
Kshakal We can discuss it on Saturday!! 😀 3y
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