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Bookboss
Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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I stopped at the library on my way home from work! Never fails to make my day a little brighter.

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mrozzz
Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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Had a fabulous weekend with a bookish friend and collected books and brews on an adventure through Brooklyn. Here are my favorite purchases! #BookHaul

mcipher So fun!! I love these colors 😊 1mo
GypsyKat Great picture! 1mo
mrozzz @mcipher 🌈🌈🌈☺️ 1mo
mrozzz @GypsyKat thank you!! 1mo
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balletbookworm
Celestial Bodies | Jokha Alharthi
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Pickpick

A beautifully-translated novel comprised of linked vignettes (best descriptor I have since the narrative is only vaguely linear with many narrators/points-of-view), the first by an Omani woman to be translated to English and the first Arabic-language winner of the International Man Booker. There are a LOT of characters and the narrative shifts back and forth in time, but they‘re all so interesting, especially the sisters Mayya, Asma, and Khawla.

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Booksnchill
Celestial Bodies | Jokha Alharthi
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Pickpick

Finished this Man Booker International winner just as my garden finishes as well. This is set in Oman and tells the story of a generation through one family- from slave trading to the generation branching out to other countries- but always tied to their small village through the parents and grandparents- the traditions surrounding birth and death, the cruelties and the surprising tenderness of found love. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Jupiterme
Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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Pickpick

I am a little unsure what to make of this one ..

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Booksnchill
Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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Whiskey and I are observing Women in Translation month- and napping! Whiskey is dreaming of Celestial Bodies💫🌔☄️☀️ #DogsOfLitsy

Kappadeemom Heeeyyy Whiskey! 3mo
Booksnchill @Kappadeemom 😍🐾🥃 3mo
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Booksnchill
Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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Next up for Women in Translation Month, set in Oman and winner of the Man Booker International Prize. Bonus points for a woman translated by a woman.

Emilymdxn I really liked this one! 4mo
Booksnchill @Emilymdxn great- I have high hopes! 4mo
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Redheadrambles
Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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A little late on the #julystats. A solid but maybe not outstanding reading month. Two books from the Miles Franklin long list but I still haven‘t read the winner ! A couple with beautiful covers that otherwise didn‘t click with me. Really enjoyed this tagged book the winner of the #MBI2019 prize.
August is all about #Booker2019 fever so looking forward to it.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nicely done! 💖📚💖 4mo
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rmaclean4
Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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Getting my #WITMonth TBR ready. Super excited to get to all three of these in August. I just need to finish the four books I am currently reading first!!

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Redheadrambles
Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

I enjoyed this years Booker International prize winner much more than anticipated. It‘s a very good introduction to the lives of women in Oman. It gives you a little bit of history in amongst the family saga but I still needed to do some background reading. I found it refreshing to read a book from this part of the world but the structure and the very confusing inter-relationships are a big stumbling block to full immersion.

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