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After Claude | Iris Owens
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I had to triple check the votes, but After Claude is the #NYRBBookClub selection! What a lively voting process & a narrow win! In the Café of Lost Youth & A Meaningful Life tied at 5, After Claude squeaked ahead with 7. Great job nominating 3 fascinating selections @emilyhaldi !

AlaMich This sounds so good! I‘m a #nyrb fan but I hadn‘t seen this one before. Stacked! 4d
mklong I would say “time to go shopping,” but I might have already bought all three last night 🙈 4d
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Cathythoughts Great !! I‘ll get After Claude sorted & in my possession in the next few days ! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4d
saresmoore Woohoo! (I would‘ve been happy with any of the three.) 4d
youneverarrived This sounds brill! Off to order it now 😁 4d
vivastory @mklong Ha! I was tempted to do likewise, but I managed to show some restraint & just now ordered 2. 4d
vivastory @Cathythoughts Great! I hadn't heard of it before it was nominated, so I'm pretty curious about it 4d
vivastory @saresmoore Same here! I'm hard pressed to think of another publisher as consistently reliable in terms of quality 4d
vivastory @youneverarrived I just ordered mine & I had to order a second NYRB, to keep it company while it was in the mail 😄 4d
vivastory @AlaMich It was new to me as well! 4d
BarbaraBB @mklong 😂😂😂. Love it! Love this #nyrbbookclub. We‘re obsessed! 4d
BarbaraBB @vivastory I ordered mine too and to keep it company I bought 😱 4d
merelybookish Neither library has this book so I was forced to buy it. 😏 But I did check the library first. Both of them! 4d
youneverarrived 😂 I did the same. Would have been rude not to 😉 4d
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I have The Other already and (if the voting order still hands) hope to put it up for the October selection. 😄 4d
LeahBergen I‘m feeling all smug that I managed to order only this one, solitary NYRB. 😏 (okay, I confess to ordering four #PersephoneBooks , too 😆😆😆). 4d
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen That would be great! And I bought two Persephones too... 4d
Theaelizabet Looking forward to another round! @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I have a couple of Persephones on my radar. 4d
BarbaraBB @merelybookish So sorry for you 😉😀 4d
LeahBergen Who needs that silly, old Book of the Month Club monthly choice when we have an even BETTER club with a monthly choice??? Right?? #BESTCLUBEVER 4d
LeahBergen @Theaelizabet This is getting dangerous. 😆 4d
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB Correction: Make that THREE 😆😆 4d
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen This IS getting dangerous 🤣 4d
Rachel_nyc This book club is the best! My tbr exploded with NYRB books since @vivastory started it and since I‘m having brunch dangerously close to the Strand bookstore this weekend, I have a feeling I‘m going to be bringing a few home. 4d
saresmoore @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB Can you believe I managed to only buy the tagged book? Well, I had already ordered three Persephones and four other NYRBs...the same day... 🙊 4d
MicheleinPhilly Feeling smug because both selections are ones I already owned. 😉 4d
Suet624 @MicheleinPhilly nice work on your part! 4d
vivastory @BarbaraBB I can't wait to hear your thoughts on 4d
vivastory @merelybookish That's impressive responsibility on your part! I didn't even bother checking 😂 4d
vivastory @LeahBergen I don't own a single Persephone. I think I'm overdue! 4d
vivastory @LeahBergen Also, I 💯 agree that our picks are so much better than BOTM. I am probably going to cancel my BOTM subscription. The money I save will pay for another NYRB 😄 4d
vivastory @Rachel_nyc Brunch & The Strand? Isn't that what the cool kids call, "living your best life"?! Enjoy!! 4d
vivastory @saresmoore I expect a picture of that haul! 😄 4d
vivastory @MicheleinPhilly Ha! I mean, statistically speaking there will probably be a month where I will already own the selection..but I know I'd probably still get one. You know, restore my equilibrium & what not 😂 4d
sisilia I‘m so glad to be in this #nyrbbookclub 😘 I‘m looking forward to my upcoming NYC trip, and am going to hunt for obscure NYRB titles. Fingers crossed I won‘t exceed my luggage limit 🤣 4d
saresmoore @sisilia Media mail the excess! 😄 4d
batsy Yay! I was excited about the results because this seemed like a close race 😁 All the titles sound amazing. I only ordered the one because I think I'm trying to be on a book-buying ban 😂😂 #onlyNYRBsallowed #itsnotworking 3d
Rachel_nyc @vivastory 🤣🤣Definitely. 3d
LeahBergen @saresmoore You were very restrained. 😂 3d
LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly Let‘s see how long we can keep your streak going. 😆 3d
LeahBergen @vivastory Yep. You may need to try one. I‘ll have to ponder on which one might suit you ... 🤔 3d
emilyhaldi The #NYRBfever is real!!! 🤪 I love it! I would love to see the spikes in NYRB website orders on the 16th of every month... 3d
emilyhaldi @Rachel_nyc have you been to Alabaster Bookshop before?! Right around the corner from the strand... the cutest little used book shop and last time I went they had tons of NYRBs!!! Check it out if you get the chance 😉 3d
emilyhaldi @MicheleinPhilly yay!! Finally someone else who owns this one 😁 I was almost beginning to feel guilty that I've enabled so much book spending around here 😆 3d
sisilia Ooohh I‘ve been to Alabaster @emilyhaldi Will pop in to see their collections 3d
emilyhaldi Such a hidden gem!! @sisilia 3d
Rachel_nyc @emilyhaldi I haven‘t but I‘m excited to check it out. Thanks! 3d
rubyslippersreads I‘ll try to join in on this one; it sounds interesting. 19h
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Currently reading!

I picked this one up finally, because A). @emilyhaldi shamed me into it, and B). @saresmoore inspired me with her birthday Persephone shopping. 😄

First chapter down and it‘s WONDERFUL.


saresmoore 🥳👏 4d
BarbaraBB I thought so - after reading @saresmoore ‘s post. So I need this one too. I must control myself but I can‘t 🤦🏻‍♀️😘 4d
BarbaraBB Done. ✔️😬 4d
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LeahBergen @BarbaraBB 😆😆 Is this one of the two Persephones you ordered? 👏🏻👏🏻 4d
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen No.. this one makes three. I told you, no self control 😀. At all. 4d
LeahBergen Oh, I love it!!! 😆😆 Which three did you order? @BarbaraBB (oops! Forgot to tag you!) (edited) 4d
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @saresmoore You‘re all tempting me. 😇😈😂 3d
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Dooooo it! Place a biiiiiig whopping Persephone order. 😂😆😂😆 3d
saresmoore @rubyslippersreads Leah is a terrible influence and I wholeheartedly endorse her suggestion. 😁 3d
rubyslippersreads @saresmoore @LeahBergen I see you‘re both 😈😈 in this scenario. 😂 3d
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen This one, obviously, and 2d
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen Patience I had already bought the minute I read @emilyhaldi ‘s review. @rubyslippersreads it is better to stay away from people like Emily, Leah and @saresmoore, they are dangerous for your wallet 😂😂😘 2d
emilyhaldi LOL, somehow I missed this post?! Good to know that the shaming method works so effectively on you Leah 😆 I can't wait to hear your final review of this one!!! 21h
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It arrived yesterday.

#persephone #persephonebooks

LeahBergen Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
ShariEstaLeando One of my favorite places to visit! 1w
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It‘s always a grand mail day when The Persephone Biannually (and bookmark) shows up.

#DontStopMeNow ... I‘m off to read the whole thing! 😆


catebutler A highlight for me too! 2w
Reviewsbylola You can do some real damage! 2w
Cathythoughts Beautiful cover & bookmark ♥️♥️ 2w
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Tanisha_A 😍 2w
rohit-sawant Echoing @Cathythoughts! Love this! 💕 2w
mklong I‘m saving mine for the weekend, but I‘m already using the bookmark. I‘m a Persephone newbie, so I had no idea this little gem was coming. 2w
kspenmoll Gorgeous! Drooling! 2w
LeahBergen @mklong Isn‘t it great? I always enjoy the short story and mini reviews of their books by bloggers. 2w
quirkyreader I am still waiting for mine to show up. 1w
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Patience | John Coates
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‘Patience. A proper girl, improperly in love‘

Patience is a devout Roman Catholic, trying to live a life without Sin. She‘s married to Edward, but then she meets Philip, falls in love and Sin becomes suddenly all she‘s ever wanted. Coates (a man!) writes tenderly and with humor of Patience‘s discovery of love and sexuality and of her losing her innocence and naivity.

#AllMyLove for this book ❤️❤️. #AnglophileApril
(Picture: Girona, Spain 🇪🇸)

Cinfhen How beautiful ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Eyelit I love #PersephoneBooks 😍 great review and pic! 3w
TrishB Lovely pic ❤️ 3w
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Mdargusch Lovely! I already have this stacked or I would stack it. 👌🏼 3w
Kalalalatja Oh, what a view and what a review 😍 3w
Reviewsbylola I need to read this ASAP. I‘m so pissed I didn‘t buy it! 3w
LeahBergen I‘m definitely getting this one in my next Persephone order! 3w
emilyhaldi Yayyyyy!!!! So happy you liked it... Let's keep spreading the Patience love 🥰 ps. I must know, did you BAWL reading the last page or was it just me?!?! 3w
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Katherine Wentworth | D. E. Stevenson
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I‘m currently reading (and very much enjoying) another DE Stevenson novel. If you liked Miss Buncle‘s Book (or any other #PersephoneBooks) I think you‘ll like this one, too. 👍🏻

Tamra What a cover! 😮 2mo
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous! 2mo
youneverarrived Beautiful cover! 💚 2mo
mabell What a pretty cover! 2mo
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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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The Spring Song by Maori Poet, Jacquie Sturm. I am trying to get #persephonebooks to republish her work. Contact persephone if you think her work should be republished! #Sturm

The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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I am trying to get #Persephonebooks to republish the work of Maori writer and poet Jacqueline Sturm (1927-2009). She was an extraordinary woman who was unfortunately overshadowed by her more famous husband (poet, James Baxter).Her poetry is beautiful and she should not be forgotten. Some of her work is available online. If you like it email Persephone!! The Guardian wrote about Baxter and Sturm it‘s why I want to get her work republished.Pls share

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Just what this Sunday afternoon needed! I‘m loving it, so far. 💕


HardcoverHearts THAT COVER!! 😍 3mo
DivineDiana Cover love! ❤️ 3mo
LauraBeth I‘ve been wanting to read this forever! 3mo
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catebutler This is such a fun one! The movie adaptation isn‘t bad either. 💗 3mo
Melissa_J Such a gem! 3mo
Aimeesue One of my most best super favoritest books ever. ❤️❤️❤️ Plus, Persephone! 3mo
LeahBergen @HardcoverHearts @DivineDiana Isn‘t it amazing? 😍 2mo
LeahBergen @LauraBeth You must! I‘m loving it. 😘 2mo
LeahBergen @catebutler I loved the clothing and the sets from the movie. 😮 2mo
LeahBergen @Melissa_J It‘s delightful so far! 2mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue I‘m loving it and forcing myself to take my time with it! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Love Miss Pettigrew😍! 2mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s a fun book! 2mo
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Doreen | Barbara Noble
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My Persephone Books haul:
“The Blank Wall” by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
“Doreen” by Barbara Noble (plus one copy for a pal)
Ornament from Persephone endpapers
*not pictured: a splendid Persephone tote*

It was so hard to limit myself.. especially when the couple shopping next to me were hauling 10+ books. But I knew I had to save suitcase room for the loot I might find at the bookshops on Charing Cross Rd...


GatheringBooks very nice! 5mo
Jess_Read_This @GatheringBooks Thank you! I am still practically pinching myself to be sure the experience was real. ☺️ 5mo
Leftcoastzen So wonderful! Hope to get there one day. 5mo
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LeahBergen The Blank Wall is so good and I have Doreen waiting on my shelf. 😍 5mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon That postcard is lovely! 5mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Jess_Read_This @LeahBergen Sounds like we need to buddyread Doreen! 5mo
LeahBergen @elkeo @Jess_Read_This I think so! 👍🏻 5mo
Jess_Read_This @LeahBergen @elkeo Yes!! Let‘s do it! Let me know when a good time is for your reading schedules! 5mo
quirkyreader Wonderful choices. 4mo
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