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The Shadow Land: A Novel | Elizabeth Kostova
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I put all the entries from the #KostovaGiveaway giveaway into the random name generator and @dariazeoli and @saresmoore won! Thanks to everyone who participated. 🎉📚😘

dariazeoli Yay! Great way to start the day 👍🏻 3y
saresmoore This is so awesome! Thank you, @Liberty —just in time for my birthday! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Lucky ones! Congrats! 3y
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Cinfhen Congrats @dariazeoli @saresmoore sooo excited for both of you 💗💗 3y
Lcsmcat Congrats! 🎉 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations!! 3y
TrishB Congrats 🎉 3y
andreadmw Congrats!!! The Historian was incredible. Looking forward to reading this. 3y
LauraBrook Congratulations @saresmoore and @dariazeoli!!! 3y
moranadatter Congrats @saresmoore and @dariazeoli! 🎉 (edited) 3y
bitterbear @saresmoore Congratulations 😊😊 3y
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Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Sarah Dessen is the only living author whose books I immediately buy when they come out no matter what they're about. Her novels helped me through some issues when I first read them, and I've loved them all ever since. The tagged book is the new one she has coming out soon for which I am SO EXCITED! Her first adult novel! And the picture is of my neighbors' rose bush...because it's pretty. #KostovaGiveaway

DivineDiana It is pretty! 3y
StaceyKondla Typically I read scifi and fantasy, but I adore Sarah Dessen!! I will definitely need this book when it comes out 😊 3y
readinginthedark @DivineDiana And I get to enjoy it without doing any of the work! 😁 3y
readinginthedark @StaceyKondla I know; it will be good! 3y
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Into The Fire | Manda Scott
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I've wanted to meet Manda Scott (aka M.C. Scott) for years. I love the way she writes, and the subject matter she tackles using the past. She wrote one of my favourite books ever, and I don't generally like young squaddie stories, and even less when they are Roman historical fiction. So, if an author turns me like that...I'd like to meet them and ask how they managed it. #KostovaGiveaway

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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Definitely would love to meet Jeannette Walls. How she came out of that childhood somewhat normal amazes me.
#KostovaGiveaway @Liberty

This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell
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#KostovaGiveaway @Liberty I would love to meet Maggie O'Farrell. I still have a couple more of hers to read, but am spreading them out to prolong the enjoyment. Pic is The Paperback Writer used #bookstore in Mt. Clemens, MI where the owner suggested I might like Esme Lennox. She was so right! I've been hooked ever since. Loved this newest tagged one, too.

Daisydo I'm going to Michigan this summer. I'll have to make a trip! 3y
lynneamch This is just a little place, but I love it. @Jenshootsweddings posted a pic of King Books, a giant used bookstore in Detroit, you might want to try. I still need to get there. Their sign says Business Insider 2014 named them "number 2 bookstore in the world!" 3y
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andrew61 My wife and I saw her discuss this book last year in Manchester. She was lovely and a really engaging speaker. 3y
lynneamch @andrew61 So jealous! Funny coincidence: as you were writing this, I was checking out East of Eden posts and was reading yiurs! 3y
lynneamch yours, that is 3y
andrew61 @lynneamch yes she's a great writer of characters, I'm still not entirely recovered from 'after you've gone 'and its a few years ago that i read it! 3y
lynneamch Yes. That one should come with a warning, though I guess the title says a lot. Is your wife a litten? 3y
Jenshootsweddings @lynneamch @daisydo oooooooh, if you're going to be near Ann Arbor, go to Literati! It's my fave. 3y
lynneamch Thanks @Jenshootsweddings ! I sometimes travel from Detroit to Chicago to visit relatives. Ann Arbor is on the way, so Literati will be a perfect stop! 😊 3y
KateFulfordAuthor If you like Maggie‘s style, perhaps you could consider my debut? Reviews are saying: “I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." It‘s been nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018 too!

Learn more via the link in the BIO
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My post for this has to be Mr King. I have been a huge fan of his books for such a long time. I am sure that I would be completely speechless if I would ever meet him, however! 😊#KostovaGiveaway @Liberty

Lady Oracle | Margaret Atwood
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For the #KostovaGiveaway, though if I were to actually get to meet her I'm sure I would be too terrified with awe to speak a single word. I wish I could answer a question with the confidence and clarity that Ms Atwood conveys in her interviews. I'm quite sure I sound like a chimpanzee on speed when I speak about anything I find interesting 🙉 @Liberty

tricours I'd be an incoherent chimpanzee on speed. 👍 3y
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Unbroken | Laura Hillenbrand
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I would love to have the opportunity to meet Laura Hillenbrand. Her ability to publish blockbusters while also living with chronic fatigue syndrome inspires me. #KostovaGiveaway

kspenmoll I remembered reading a great NYTimes article on her a few years back- you probably read it but thought I'd post it. First time I had heard of her health struggles. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/magazine/the-unbreakable-laura-hillenbrand... 3y
EllieDottie I agree! She is incredibly inspiring!! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kspenmoll I'm pretty sure it was that article that alerted me too. Thanks for posting! 3y
AudiobooksToday Got to interview her by phone. She was not going to write another book, but never say never. Health is a tricky thing. Knew a violinist who was "fully recovered" and feeling great, then two months later died of the same illness. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @AudiobooksToday So cool that you interviewed her. I agree about health being tricky. I have a bunch of chronic illnesses and nothing has taught me to live in the moment the way they have. 3y
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The Infinite Plan | Isabel Allende
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For @Liberty 's #KostovaGiveaway - I've been lucky to have met some of my literary idols, but the one living author I'd most love meet is Isabel Allende. Her work is varied, passionate, and she has led an interesting life.

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Louise Penny is an autobuy for me. Ever since I first read Still Life, I am attracted to the character of CI Gamache and am charmed by the town of Three Pines. Slowly but surely I am collecting her books and I would love to meet her in person. I follow her on Facebook and she really connects with her followers.

LauraBrook Such a great choice, I'd love to meet her too! 3y
Lcsmcat What book starts the series? I jumped in with The Long Way Home not realizing it was part of a series until I was in pretty far. But I might go back and read them in order. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm @Lcsmcat Oh, do read them in order, for appreciation of character development. 😊The first is Still Life. 3y
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