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Brotherless Night: A Novel | V. V. Ganeshananthan

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V. V. Ganeshananthan writes a complex family saga during the Sri Lankan civil war in the 1980s. We bear witness through the eyes of Sashi, aged 16, as her family and her country are torn apart by war. This makes for a torturous coming-of-age for her, as she deals with her plans, education and growing up amid turmoil and violence in her community.

AllDebooks This is a profoundly moving work of fiction about real-life events, glossed over and forgotten (ignored) in the West. This is easily in the top 5 of my fiction reads for 2023. 9mo
KT1432 I chose this as a free Penguin rewards book! Glad to see you enjoyed it! 9mo
AllDebooks @KT1432 I really did. It's not a period of history I know much about, so triggered my curiosity to understand more. 9mo
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Twainy
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My August ARCs. I loved & reviewed them all. August was a great reading month!

Question. Do you have a publisher that routinely declines your requests? How do you fix that?

Happy continued ARC reading. @AllDebooks

Bklover Looking forward to some of these! 10mo
Twainy @Bklover these were all great!! ♥️ 10mo
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Amor4Libros
Sun Sets in Singapore | Kehinde Fadipe
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Singapore is high up on my travel bucket list, so when I came across this title and read the synopsis it really intrigued me.

Wonderful debut! I recommend this book if you are looking for a read set in a fun, exotic place and with great take on women handling friendships, careers, relationships and complicated family dynamics.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Release Date: 10/31/23

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This is such a sweet, inspiring guide to one line drawing. I can't draw at all, but I'm willing to practise at this. Heinke Neid certainly gives you a different perspective on how to portray the images you see.

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Amor4Libros
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I loved this memoir. Chin‘s writing, his amazing family, the Detroit backdrop, his struggles to find his place in the world really resonated with me.

Really recommend this book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Release Date: 10/17/23

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Very amusing and lol poetry collection from Andrew Shaffer

Published 5/9/23 by 8th Circle

Roary47 These are the saddest words I‘ve ever read. 😭 10mo
AllDebooks @Roary47 I hear you x 10mo
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This packs a powerful punch for such a short book. Olesya writes beautifully of her love for her family and country. It is an evocative account of the Russian/Ukrainian war, told from one family's perspective. By writing in this way, Khromeychuk personalises the people behind the statistics and headlines of the war reportage. She does in a very humane and compassionate way. It is a crucial commentary on ⬇️

AllDebooks Cont. on Putin's agenda against Ukraine and the West's reaction to the invasion. Well worth reading. 10mo
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This Thread of Gold | Catherine Joy White
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Cat White writes compassionately and with such loving prose about black womanhood, using history and key cultural figures to redress the balance. She has chosen some incredible women to highlight her point. My favourite part was easily that of Hattie McDaniel. I only knew of her as an actress, playing Mammy in Gone with the wind. I had no idea what an amazing, complex woman, poet, comedienne and activist she ⬇️

AllDebooks Cont. was. I shall certainly be buying a copy and look forward to more from Catherine White. 10mo
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Sheets | Brenna Thummler
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Such a lovely story with a big heart. Think Mean girls + Casper = Sheets

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jlhammar Really enjoyed this one. The follow-up is also good 10mo
AllDebooks @jlhammar I have that too, probably up next tbh 😍 10mo
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Twainy
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My most anticipated book this year - Cave 13

7 ARCs read & reviewed from 6/1/23 - 7/31/23.

Maeve Fly
Night‘s Edge
The Deep Sky
Gone Tonight
Looking Glass Sound
Dark Corners
Thorn Hedge

Since I just received Cave 13, I have 4 to read & review for August.

I‘m so far behind on other reviews. GoodReads has me at 263 books for 2023 but I owe at least 40 other reviews. Work got BUSY.

Good luck everyone!! ♥️🤗 #Netgalleygroup #NGGSummerSmashup

Twainy @AllDebooks I meant to include you but I got wordy … thank you for including me. 😁

Oops … I‘ve already read & reviewed 3 for August so it‘s 4 MORE new ARCs to read/review in August.
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AllDebooks Wow, that is amazing, well done 👏 10mo
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