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Lindsay.Butier
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I tried for about 156 pages to get into this. Tried really hard I was expecting a fantastic novel that pulled my heart strings and instead it was this patchwork quilt of stories that was confusing and hard to follow.... super bummed. Maybe I‘ll try the movie??

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ValerieAndBooks
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I loved this book when I read it many years ago. So, it was a no-brainer to watch the movie on Netflix with my mom during her visit! I enjoyed the movie, but not sure how true it is to the book. I loaned it to her so will have to wait to find out 😊!

Picked this movie still, because I love Matthew Goode 😍

4thhouseontheleft I listened to it on audio before watching the movie recently, to refresh my memory. It definitely deviates from the book, but I loved the adaptation! I‘ve liked Lily James since her Downton Abbey days (and quite a few Downton actors are in this!). 6h
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HannahKate
From Sand and Ash | Amy Harmon
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Libby1
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I‘d never seen the film, so this book was a complete surprise. I found it boring for quite a while until suddenly it wasn‘t. It REALLY wasn‘t.

This book is more about human psychology than the horrors of war. I find it fascinating that the author, who was French, decided to transfer his wartime experiences into a British context.

Isn‘t my copy gorgeous? 🌿

JennyM That is a lovely cover 10h
Libby1 Thanks, @JennyM . I think it‘s an old British edition from the 1960s. 9h
BiblioLitten Yes! I was admiring the cover. Very pretty. 💚 9h
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Crazeedi Didn't Michener write a book with a similar title? They made a movie out of it?! 9h
TrishB No way you could escape this film on U.K. tv in my childhood!! Haven‘t read the book though. 9h
tournevis Fun fact: Pierre Boule also wrote The Planet of the Apes. 7h
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JenniferEgnor
At the Wolf's Table: A Novel | Rosella Postorino
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When you lose someone, the pain you feel is for yourself, the pain that you‘ll never see them again, never hear their voice again, that without them, you‘ll never make it. Pain is selfish. As I lay amid her clothes, the vastness of that tragic end revealed itself in its entirety. It was an unbearable event that drowned out pain, engulfed it, expanded until it occupied every centimeter of the universe, became proof of what mankind was capable of.

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LadyBird
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What a wonderful read!! This book is set in the 1940s. The German occupation of the Channel Islands lasted for most of the Second World War. This is a fictional adaptation of that occupation. It was so enjoyable that it will always be one of my favorites! Delightful characters, wonderful plot, and a dash of romance.

Liatrek Loved this book and the Netflix movie did such a great job 😊 (edited) 17h
LadyBird @Liatrek I can‘t wait to watch the movie on Netflix!! I‘m so happy to know that they did a good job on it.☺️ 17h
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rabbitprincess
The Good Shepherd | C.S. Forester
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A tense, thrilling book about 48 hours in the life of a destroyer escorting a convoy in WW2. Recommended if you like books such as HMS Ulysses.

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LadyBird
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I look forward to reading about Juliet‘s adventures! #parttwo #ww2

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suzisteffen
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Getting ready to start this at some point soon before we go to Paris. 🇫🇷

megnews My book club‘s selection for next month. I‘ll be starting soon too 1d
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StayCurious
Pearl Harbor, 1941 | Nancy Holder
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#jazzyjune @Eggs The #paradise of Hawaii becomes a nightmare in this book about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Eggs Oooo looks good! 1d
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