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alisonrose
The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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Near the end of this book, I was literally pressing my hand to my heart knowing what was coming but still being devastated by it. What a beautiful, poignant story the author has woven, & what a number it did on me! Shalini may be naive or frustrating at times, as some have griped about, but IMO it made her all the more real & relatable. The prose is stunning, & I personally found the characters to be layered & memorable. Loved this so much. 5/5 🌟

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alisonrose
The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay

It shouldn‘t have surprised me, but it did. It was a measure of how naïve I was, that I had assumed that all these days when he looked at me, when we stood together on the porch and I heard his breath quicken, it was out of mere physical desire. I had yet to understand just how many shapes a person‘s desire could take, and how few of them, in the end, took the shape of the body.

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Samplergal
The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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Loved it. Such lush language and complex characters. I recommend it. #20Booksby2020

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alisonrose
The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay

I was struck by a sudden, savage resentment at her tone, which was pitying, yet I took a strange pleasure in it too. I sat with my head held high, tasting bitter pride in my own weakness, and hating myself for it at the same time, because, cynical and hardened as I believed myself to be at twenty-four, I had never stopped to consider that pity might, in fact, be just another facet of love.

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alisonrose
The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay

He had the intelligent man‘s faith in the weight of his own ideas, and the emotional man‘s impatience with anyone who did not share them.

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alisonrose
The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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I have a feeling this is gonna be heartbreaking in a thousand ways......but that‘s a good thing when it comes to books! #nowreading

Tamra I have this beautiful cover on my TBR shelves. 5d
LitLeonardo Marvelous photo. 4d
alisonrose @Tamra 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 2d
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Samplergal
The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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Next up. Looking forward to this one. #20booksby2020

Theaelizabet I loved this book. I‘ll look forward to your thoughts on it. 1w
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Bookish.SAM
The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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I enjoyed this more than expected given the mixed reviews I‘ve been seeing. I thought the ‘climax‘ and ending were a little weak but up to that point I was really into the summery Cape Cod in the 80‘s vibe.

I really wish I‘d been reading this on a lovely beach rather than gearing up for Canadian winter. I‘ve only been to Cape Cod once to visit a cousin, but this book makes me want to angle for another invite.
😊☀️⛱🌊
#booksandbooze #catsoflitsy

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Crimson613
Snow Country | Yasunari Kawabata
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Not sure why I didn't finish this one the first time I tried reading it or why I thought it was boring. Maybe it's because I wasn't actively reading it. This time, as much as my #romance frozen heart dislikes giving praise, Snow Country tells a beautifully poignant story of unrequited love between a hot spring geisha and one of the Tokyo patrons. Recommended #japaneseliterature #literary

#24B4Monday #readathon @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid Doing good 👍 3w
jb72 Great job! I‘m not a romance reader. 🎉 3w
Andrew65 This can happen to me too. One time struggle to get into it, another time just love it. 3w
Andrew65 A great time so far. 👏👏👏 3w
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mcctrish
The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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I‘m missing this reading weather

AmyG Me too. 1mo
Birdsong28 Me too 😪📚📖 1mo
mcctrish @AmyG and @Birdsong28 I did buy a sunlight light but it‘s not quite the same 1mo
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