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andrew61
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#lesserknownbook #booked2021 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
I saw this had won the Petrona prize + then saw no one had reviewed it here so fits this thread. Set in 1852 Sweden it uses the real preacher Lars levi laestadius in a crime context as he uses forensic techniques to investigate the murders of women in the parish where he preaches. With his Sami apprentice jussi, he runs up against the local sherriff who with local ⬇️

andrew61 Well to do southern swedes resent both the preachers charismatic practices, the movement south of northerners such as jussi, and the real development of a religious fundamental movement disavowing alcohol. 9mo
andrew61 This was a really well drawn historical crime story with a unique take on the holmesian maverick investigator but with a fascinating true story behind it which had me looking up about the true story of this man and his impact on a part of the world I knew nothing about. 9mo
youneverarrived Sounds interesting 👍 9mo
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Cathythoughts Yes , sounds interesting! And I always love your beer & snacks … now I want some 🤣 9mo
EvieBee Andrew, thanks a bunch. I just requested a copy from the library because it sounds like it‘s in my wheelhouse. 9mo
andrew61 @youneverarrived very Katie, reminded me of burial rites by hannah Kent if you've read that. 9mo
andrew61 @Cathythoughts yes I've realised most of my photos seem to involve alcohol and food 🤣 9mo
andrew61 @EvieBee hope you enjoy and look forward to your comments. 9mo
youneverarrived Oh I loved Burial Rites, one of my favourite books. 9mo
andrew61 @youneverarrived be interested to hear your thoughts should you get to it Katie and it has had some positive reviews on good reads. I loved burial rites as well. 9mo
Cinfhen Sorry I missed this review!! Book sounds fantastic 9mo
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triplem80
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Definitely an appropriate Halloween read, with spooky stories based in places I'm somewhat familiar with! And with just 34 ratings and six reviews on Goodreads, I'd say it definitely qualifies as a #lesserknownbook for #Booked2021!

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay!! Good choice 👍🏽 10mo
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Ast_Arslan
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Eggs Beautiful 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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BarbaraBB
The Fire-Dwellers | Margaret Laurence
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“I used to think there would be a blinding flash of light someday, and then I would be wise and calm and would know how to cope with everything. Now I see that whatever I‘m like, I‘m pretty well stuck with it for life.”

Stacey is growing older and taking care of everyone around her takes its toll. Shouldn‘t there be something more? Set in the 1960s, in many ways it feels so similar to living and aging and motherhood right now. Thought provoking.

BarbaraBB Looking forward to discuss more of it with my fellow #Manawakans. (edited) 11mo
Cinfhen Nice review 💜sounds like a quiet but powerful novel 11mo
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BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Thanks. It is. 11mo
batsy Oof, that quote! 💔 I still haven't started 🙈 Nice review and I'm glad it was a pick for you! 11mo
merelybookish Hard relate to that quote! 😐Hoping to start today! 11mo
Cinfhen I got a package notification today!!! PO is closed today & tomorrow for YK hopefully I‘ll get to it on Friday 😊Thanks so much xx 11mo
Cathythoughts Great quote ! I don‘t agree though 😁 11mo
Megabooks That quote! Great review. 11mo
vivastory Great review! I'm glad it worked so well for you. Laurence's work is filled with wonderful, if uncomfortable, insights. I think you'd really like Jest of God. It follows her sister Rachel. A very different character, but equally memorable. 11mo
LeahBergen Lovely review! I haven‘t started yet either, @batsy 😬 11mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen That took forever again! Glad it made it! Have a good Yom Kippur, hopefully no migraine 🤞🏽💜 (edited) 11mo
BarbaraBB @merelybookish @Cathythoughts I am glad you don‘t agree, it‘s better. I sometimes do agree though 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I will read it for sure. She really has her way with getting under your skin. 11mo
merelybookish Oh I must have misspoke. I absolutely relate to this quote and much of Stacey's thinking (the ambivalence, harsh inner critic, etc 11mo
BarbaraBB @merelybookish I probably misunderstood with my not so good English! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Lovely review and picture. 11mo
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Tera66
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#FallTreasures #Lesserknownbook
@Eggs & @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
This book is about old timey lady boxers, it was pretty good.

Eggs Female pugilists - you don‘t see that often🧐 🥊🤓 11mo
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DebinHawaii
The North Face of the Heart | Dolores Redondo
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#FallTreasures

Two recently published reads that I did book tours for and thought were excellent. Each is a #LesserKnownBook that deserves some more love and hype. I‘ll tag Deer Season below.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🙌🏻 11mo
Eggs 📚 🦌👏🏻 11mo
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Kimberlone
Roughing it | Mark Twain
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#FallTreasures #Day13 #LesserKnownBook

I got a bit off track last week with the daily prompts (just busy with life), but getting back to it starting today!

Mark Twain is one of my favorite authors, and while he is very much appreciated, this book is super underrated and not nearly as well known as his novels about Tom & Huck. This book is Twain‘s memoir of his years after Life on the Mississippi, when he traveled through the American West.

Saknicole Mark Twain all day every day! That‘s my motto 😂 11mo
Saknicole Dern the dern fog 11mo
Kimberlone @Saknicole 😂👍🏼 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful shelf!! 11mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 11mo
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LeslieO
The Odd Sea | Frederick Reiken
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Two #lesserknownbook (s) that I have loved. #FallTreasures

EvieBee Glaciers is an absolute gem! I haven‘t read the other. I‘ll have to look into it. 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll have to look into these! 11mo
Eggs Intriguing ❣️ 11mo
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SusanLee
Tender is the Night | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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#falltreasures #lesserknownbook @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I have yet to read this but it‘s in Goodreads for this prompt! A tattered old copy given by a friend 😅

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love old copies! 11mo
SusanLee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks likewise! Old is gold, they say 😘 11mo
Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 11mo
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DarkMina
Girl at the Grave | Teri Bailey Black
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Eggs 🥶😳📚 11mo
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