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#TBRtemptations post #4! On the National Book Awards‘s fiction longlist! This is an intimate letter from a son addressed to his single mother. It is a novel of revealing one‘s self, the complicated relationship between mother and son, and understanding one‘s own familial background, in this case to Vietnam. The poet has written a novel that seems to be unanimously loved for its prose by reviewers. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I loved it. It‘s rough reading as far as subject matter, but the language is beautiful. 3w
Leftcoastzen It was one of my favorites this year 3w
Branwen I loved this book so much. 3w
rwmg I saw it in the shops, now based on your descriptions of the book and the author I've wishlisted it. (edited) 3w
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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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#TBRtemptation post 3! Set in 1980s #NYC. 25-year-old aspiring writer Eve feels stuck in a low-level publishing assistant job. She gets invited to a Cape Cod summer party for renowned writer Henry Grey and his poet wife Tillie. She lands a job as Henry‘s research assistant and falls for Henry‘s artistic son. By the time of H & T‘s famed Book Party, where guests dress up as literary characters, she discovers 😳 truths. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

squirrelbrain Ooh sounds good! I‘ll read *anything* set in NYC! Well, almost anything.... 😁 3w
scripturient This book was awesome! Highly recommend. 3w
JenReadsAlot Good book! 3w
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#TBRtemptation post 2! Recently released. January Scaller is the ward of wealthy Mr. Locke. She resides in his house filled with strange, exotic miscellany. One day she comes upon a book. It tells of other worlds, and spins a tale of secret doors and dangerous adventure. As she reads, she finds it interwoven with much of her own. Magic seems to abound in this Secret Garden-esque debut novel. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Branwen I just finished this book yesterday and absolutely loved it! One of the best YA books I've read so far this year! 3w
AutumnRLS This just came in the mail today! Very excited to read it! 3w
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#TBRtemptation post 1! Wiltshire is one of the world‘s most in-demand law enforcement consultants. With a blend of science writing and true crime memoir, she shows her transition from professor to detective. She has helped solve murders, locate missing bodies, and exonerate the innocent, with amazing success. She uses her microscope and natural clues like dirt, pollen, spores, to piece things together. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

rwmg wishlisted 3w
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#TBRtemptation post 6! With a mystery, the reader delves into the complicated ties of two daughters and their mother in a Chinese immigrant family. The eldest daughter has disappeared after visiting her dying grandmother in the Netherlands. Sheltered Amy had always looked up to her sister Sylvia, the golden girl. As she retraces her sister‘s steps and begins searching, Amy will discover painful family secrets. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Gissy I read this one. 1mo
TheLibrarian I enjoyed this one! 1mo
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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#TBRtemptation post 5! Cassie is one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, and now her estranged and ailing mother wants to give it up and move to Boston due to an emergency. The new firehouse in Boston isn‘t keen with a woman among them. There is a handsome rookie who doesn‘t mind though, and she may ignore her old captain‘s advice to not date other firefighters. The romance isn‘t center-stage. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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#TBRtemptation post 4! After 20 years, Cleeves begins a new series, this is the just-released first installment in the Two Rivers crime fiction series. In North Devon, Detective Matthew Venn is at his father‘s funeral. He receives a call about a body on a nearby beach, a man with an albatross tattoo on his neck has been stabbed to death. He must investigate in among the community he left behind. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

BookHoarder32 Yes! Read this early from Netgalley and loved it ❤️ 1mo
DGRachel @BookHoarder32 me, too! So good! I was pleasantly surprised. 1mo
myellenbee I'm excited to learn of this book! I've read almost all her other 2 series. 1mo
tjwill This is a good one. I had actually never read her books before, but it was a solid mystery with good local vs. newer to the area dynamics. 1mo
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The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Christy Lefteri
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#TBRtemptation post 3! Nuri‘s a beekeeper and his wife, Agra, is an artist in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo. It‘s all destroyed by war, and Afra goes blind. They become refugees traveling through Turkey and Greece, ultimately heading to Britain. Mustafa, a cousin, is there, teaching beekeeping in Yorkshire. Considered by critics as “compelling” and a journey is the heart rich with symbolism. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

DGRachel I‘ve been seriously considering this one for a while now, but haven‘t bought it, yet. 🤔 1mo
WanderingBookaneer It is fantastic. 1mo
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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#TBRtemptation post 2! Just released. For fans of “Where the Crawdads Sing”. 1932, Minnesota, the Lincoln School is where hundreds of Native American children are sent to be educated, away from their parents. Odie O‘Banion has none of it. He steals away with his brother Albert, best friend Mose, and a little girl names Emmy. Over one summer, these 4 orphans will cross paths with many folks on their to the Mississippi. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
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#TBRtemptation post 1! Just released. This is a modern-day Don Quixote, satirizing today‘s cultural America as Cervantes satirized his culture. Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer is spy thrillers, creates the courtly, addled, tv-obsessed Quichotte, who sets off with his imaginary son Sancho to prove his worthiness to win the hand of a tv star. Meanwhile, Sam is gonna through a midlife crisis with urgent challenges. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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