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Acoleman
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Panpan

Not my cup of tea!!

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Jas16
The Plague of Doves | Louise Erdrich
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Pickpick

Ending my month of Erdrich on a high note. This book is comprised of interconnected stories centered around the unsolved murder of a family with a baby the only survivor. The ramifications start swiftly with misplaced vigilante violence and don‘t stop impacting lives for decades. The superbly drawn characters, intricate plotting, and breadth of emotions I felt while reading make this a new favorite of her books.

Cinfhen I tried this on audio and it wasn‘t working for me - I think I need to try again ☺️ 10h
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IndoorDame
The Night Watchman | Louise Erdrich
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Bailedbailed

I‘ve been seeing this one get such amazing reviews and my hold of it finally came in so I thought I‘d try to sneak 1 more in for #AAM, but the first 100 pages aren‘t holding my interest so I‘m bailing for now, maybe I‘ll try again sometime when I‘m in a different frame of mind. @Soubhiville

tpixie I finished it because it was for a bookclub, but I didn‘t enjoy 18h
IndoorDame @tpixie that one I really liked, but it seemed to be one of those love it or hate it books 18h
LitStephanie I loved this book, but you totally should bail if something doesn't hold your interest. Just because other people think it is great doesn't mean everyone will. 17h
tpixie @IndoorDame I‘ve only seen people loving it, but it didn‘t win awards with our @litsybookclub. We loved the characters, but thought too many stories joined in the mix. Oh well! Onto the next book!! 17h
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shawnmooney
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Friday Reads: Some great books and one work of utter literary perfection

https://youtu.be/oH_4ny_Z-Ws

Intro

Weekly Highlights

Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land by Taylor Brorby

Clothes-Pegs by Susan Scarlett, Noel Streatfeild

Mayflies by Andrew O'Hagan

A Month In The Country by J.L Carr

Just by Looking at Him by Ryan O'Connell

A Note in Music by Rosamond Lehmann

shawnmooney Teen Couple Have Fun Outdoors by Aravind Jayan

Happy Sands by Barb Howard

Platinum: Ten Filipino Stories by F. Sionil José

Sing Me Who You Are by Elizabeth Berridge

Kibogo by Scholastique Mukasonga, Mark Polizzotti (Translator)
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Cathythoughts I love A Month In The Country too ♥️💔 1d
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AllDebooks
The Night Watchman | Louise Erdrich
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A fantastic choice for my January #AuthorAMonth selection hosted by @Soubhiville

1st book completed for #20in4 @Andrew65

A great pick for #NaturaLitsyBingo2023 due to the extraordinary nature writing, detailing the Chippewa tribe lifestyle in 1953.

I will be seeking out more of Erdrich's books. I'm also intrigued to learn about the events depicted in this book.

Soubhiville Great post! I love the photos. 2d
AllDebooks @Soubhiville how beautiful is the mountain? 2d
Soubhiville Truly! 🏔️💚 2d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2d
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AllDebooks
The Night Watchman | Louise Erdrich
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Pickpick

This amazing novel tracks the story of the remaining Chippewa tribe from Turtle Mountain, N. Dakota. It focuses on the battle against a US Congress bill to terminate the remaining native American tribes in 1953. I adored the descriptions of their reservation, traditions, culture and way of life. Wonderful cast of characters in a masterful storytelling of an abhorrent attempt to 'Americanise' people against their will.

Julsmarshall I loved this so much too! So deserving of the Pulitzer prize! 2d
AllDebooks @Julsmarshall ❤️ it really is ❤️ 2d
dabbe This was my January #AuthoraMonth read. I was truly sad to leave Turtle Mountain. ❣️ 2d
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Ruthiella I loved this one! Especially Patrice/Pixie. 2d
AllDebooks @dabbe me too, it's why I had a look at images online. It certainly left it's mark on me 2d
AllDebooks @Ruthiella Patrice was my favourite chatacter 2d
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DivineDiana
Larose | Louise Erdrich
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Mehso-so

LaRose is the name of the 5 year old son of the Ojibwe couple, Landreaux and Emmaline. LaRose is a family name passed down through generations. This is the first time that its bearer is male. A tragic accident causes LaRose to be given to another family. Louise Erdrich is a skilled writer.At times so beautiful and often just as ugly. A bit too much grit for my taste.I have enjoyed her other books more. #authoramonth #booked2023 #anypartofatrilogy

Soubhiville Great review! 3d
Cinfhen Excellent review!! I couldn‘t get through this one in print or audio and I started another one but it‘s not holding my attention either 3d
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Thank you. It was a struggle, but I was too invested. (edited) 3d
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Bklover
Tracks | Louise Erdrich
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I tried. I promise I tried. I gave all three of these a shot and I just couldn‘t do it. Tried print and audio. Clearly there is something wrong with me. I just do not enjoy Louise Erdrich. Definitely not her fault. So I have DNF‘d three books in January. Can‘t wait for February #authoramonth crew!

Tamra Her books have been hit and miss for me, but two of them are my favorite reading experiences. Who knows? Sometimes things click and sometimes they don‘t. 🤷🏾‍♀️ 4d
Bklover I am going to try Tracks and LaRose again in the future. It may just be timing. @Tamra 4d
dabbe Nothing wrong with you whatsoever! Two years from now you might love her. Or not. Glad you moved on! 👏❣️🤗 4d
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Bklover @dabbe ❤️❤️❤️ 4d
Bklover By the way @dabbe , I scrolled way back to find who linked that LitChart file - a thousand thank you‘s❤️. 3d
dabbe @Bklover I found them not only helpful for my students but for ME, too! 🤣❣️🤣 3d
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AllDebooks
The Night Watchman | Louise Erdrich
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#20in4

Goals
Finish the tagged for my #AAM choice @Soubhiville

Read 20 chapters of Middlemarch cos I'm seriously behind #Pemberlittens @BarkingMadRead

Start Peach blossom spring for #literarycrew #buddyread @Librarybelle

Thank you for hosting another #20in4 @Andrew65

Soubhiville You can do it! 4d
Andrew65 Great to have you with us, best of luck. 😁 4d
Librarybelle Yay!! 4d
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PurpleyPumpkin
Larose | Louise Erdrich
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Such a sad story but so compelling. The descriptions of emotions and how each character dealt with their own tragedies and challenges was really well-written. 4/5⭐️ #authoramonth
(January 25, 2023)

Soubhiville She‘s good at sad but compelling! 3d
PurpleyPumpkin @Soubhiville Definitely! This is the first Erdrich book I‘ve read and I quite enjoyed it. 3d
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