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A fun read. A podcaster returns to teach a class, at the fancy boarding school of her childhood where she was an outsider and her once roommate was murdered. Reads like a mystery, layered with interesting takes on the #metoo movement and grooming, collective memory, race and privilege, the exploitative nature of true crime, wrongful imprisonment and so much more. Sharp and nuanced, I found the ending unsatisfying but all the more realistic for it.

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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Librarybelle So much love for this book! 2mo
Cupcake12 Morning. Just wondering when do I send out the next #LMPCB book? Hope you are well x 2mo
jenniferw88 @Cupcake12 When you've finished the book and at the end of the month. @charl08 2mo
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Cupcake12 Thank you. Can you tell I‘m a first timer 🤣 2mo
charl08 I love Louise Erdrich too. Thanks for the reminder. A family funeral tomorrow so have been distracted- need to pick up the book. 2mo
jenniferw88 @charl08 it's ok I'm still reading this month's! 2mo
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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This book held me under a spell. I was completely enveloped in Demon‘s world and circumstances. Kingsolver set out to rewrite a modern take on an old classic and while I‘m not 💯 familiar with David Copperfield, you can feel the homage on every page. The writing at times gorgeous, is also so evocative of the 90‘s & early aughts. Demon sheds light on the opioid crisis plaguing Appalachia with love and tenderness for the people & place.

Cinfhen I didn‘t forget you @Karisimo 🧡 3mo
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TrishB Lovely review ♥️ Demon will stay with me a long time! 3mo
Librarybelle Great review! 3mo
Bluebird Your review makes me even more impatient for my library hold to be available. I‘m 614 in line for the audiobook and 1152 for the ebook. 7-8 weeks! But hoping I get a ‘jump the line‘ flag sooner 🤞 3mo
Cinfhen OMG @Bluebird ‼️those numbers are nuts😱 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB @Librarybelle There‘s so much to say about this book 💕 3mo
squirrelbrain Great review! I‘m a little bit past halfway. 3mo
Kristin_Reads Great review! I‘m almost finished (hopefully this weekend). It‘s a masterpiece… so well written! (edited) 3mo
Hooked_on_books I always look forward to her books. She‘s such a good writer. I‘ll be listening to the audio of this one when my hold comes in! 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m a huge Kingsolver fan @Hooked_on_books @Kristin_Reads @squirrelbrain I think Poisonwood Bible might still be my favorite though this one was really special 😍 3mo
AmyG Agreed about Poisonwood Bible but this one is a close second. I still think about Demon. 3mo
Scochrane26 I‘m at page 332, so more than halfway. I never flag parts of a book, but I have little post-its in 3 passages so I can find them again. There‘s a couple of Kingsolver books I still haven‘t read, but I agree that this one rivals Poisonwood Bible. 3mo
Scochrane26 @Bluebird That is a huge wait at the library! Hope you get it soon. 3mo
LaraReads Wow! Love this review! 3mo
mcctrish I‘m about to start this, I‘m only skimming the posts but I see a few people talking about Poisonwood Bible. I loved and hated that book! It was amazing but I wanted to throw it so many times because that man was infuriating 3mo
KathyWheeler @mcctrish I loved The Poisonwood Bible, but, you‘re right, that man was infuriating! 3mo
Kristin_Reads @mcctrish I felt the same! 3mo
Hooked_on_books I resisted Poisonwood for years because of all the hype around it, then wondered what on earth I‘d been waiting for once I read it. It‘s marvelous! It‘s in my all time favorites list. 3mo
Cinfhen I put off reading PoisonWood for so long too @Hooked_on_books and when I finally did…WOW!! Such a masterpiece!!! But yes, the father was 🤬🤬🤬 @Kristin_Reads @KathyWheeler @mcctrish @Scochrane26 @AmyG - I wasn‘t a fan of this book by her ☹️ 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks @LaraReads I can‘t wait to see what you and the rest of the #Copperheads think of this book but I can understand why @BkClubCare is apprehensive- I was slightly intimidated before I began and I was worried about the hype @AvidReader25 3mo
JuniperWilde Just starting. Great reviews. I read PB and then devoured everything she‘d written. Really looking forward to this one 📚 3mo
Cinfhen @JuniperWilde I need to try this one again because I bailed and I think I‘d really like this book if I try again 3mo
KathyWheeler @Cinfhen I haven‘t read Unsheltered yet. I had a problem with Prodigal Summer the first time I tried to it, but I read a few years later and loved it. 3mo
Cinfhen Same @KathyWheeler 🤪 where you are in life definitely effects your reading experience/ I was too young the first time I read 3mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Cinfhen I know you said you‘re iffy about this book @Cathythoughts but I really think you‘d like it 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Love your review and love this book. I‘m nearly halfway but taking my time…makes me want to read the others of Kingsolver that I‘ve missed. 3mo
AmyG @cinfhen I was not a fan of (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen I know many didn‘t like Lacuna @AmyG but I loved it!!! I learnt SO MUCH 😁 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Chelsea.Poole im so glad this book didn‘t disappoint 🙌🏻💚I was worried after seeing so many great reviews 3mo
Scochrane26 I‘m almost done, only about 15 pages left. Definitely a 5 star read. This one will stick with me. 3mo
Megabooks Glad you loved it! 3mo
Scochrane26 Demon is going to be one of my favorite fictional characters. And his support system toward the end are great characters. 3mo
Cinfhen I think you would have enjoyed this more in print @Megabooks I know I didn‘t care too much for the audio. It‘s just shy of 5 stars for me @Scochrane26 because I felt it was a tiny bit too long. I‘m very picky about length and editing but it‘s still a beautifully crafted story 🙌🏻 3mo
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Another #ReadingAmericas23 audio that I flew through 🥰I thought this would be a mindless listen ( and it was😉) but it was so entertaining and a great escape. Two moneyed Greenwich families fly to #Bermuda for their daughter‘s destination wedding, where of course family secrets explode. Would work for #52BookClub23 #secrets #contemporarysetting #Scribd

Librarybelle Another one for me to check out! I love listening to mindless stories while doing house chores…😂 3mo
Cinfhen Exactly @Librarybelle !!! 3mo
squirrelbrain Ooh, goody, another one that *is* on Scribd, although I can‘t remember what I‘d already noted for this prompt, so we‘ll see…. 3mo
Cinfhen It was mindless but entertaining @squirrelbrain and it definitely could be a #doubledip @Librarybelle 3mo
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Hurray!!! After 2 months my #BookDepository copy FINALLY arrived!!! So I‘m praying there‘s still hope my bday gift to you @BarbaraBB will show up 🤞🏽 I‘m planning on using this for #Booked2023 #ModernRetelling #52BookClub23 #ContemporarySetting

BarbaraBB I so hope it will arrive safely - unlike last time! My parcel to you has been in the twilight zone since December 3. So frustrating 😫 3mo
AllDebooks That's what I've chosen for a retelling too. I love David Copperfield, can't wait to read her interpretation. 3mo
Cinfhen I have another book for you @BarbaraBB but I‘m nervous to send it😬 I‘m waiting to see what happens with this last package. 3mo
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Cinfhen I LOVE Kingsolver @AllDebooks so my expectations are a bit high 😅 3mo
AllDebooks @Cinfhen me too. I'm sure she won't disappoint 🙂 3mo
AmyG I am reading this now. Wonderful so far. 3mo
Cinfhen yay @AmyG so happy to hear that😁 3mo
LeeRHarry It‘s likely I‘ll be choosing it for a retelling too 😊 3mo
Cinfhen Maybe we can do a low key buddyread @LeeRHarry @AllDebooks 😍 3mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Please do wait until your package arrives safely. And mine for that matter! (edited) 3mo
LeeRHarry @Cinfhen ooh now there‘s an idea 😊 3mo
AllDebooks @Cinfhen Count me in 😍 3mo
Cinfhen Fun @AllDebooks @LeeRHarry we can make a plan as it gets closer to 2023 - and of course anyone else thinking of reading is welcomed to join in 🤓 3mo
TrishB On my Christmas list 🤞🏻 3mo
Cinfhen Hope #MrSantaB gets the memo @TrishB xxx 3mo
TrishB Hoping so! 3mo
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