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Sharpeipup
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Thanks @ramsfan1964 for the tag! It‘s timely with a trip coming up…
1. At least 4
2. Always!
#two4tuesday @thespineview

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3w
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Litsi
My Monticello: Fiction | Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
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Black people chased by whites in the dystopian aftermath of the Charlottesville riot make a last stand in the abandoned Monticello estate. 2 are Jefferson‘s descendants. They, though are on shifty ground. Monticello‘s exacting architecture is both a solid representation of order, principle and equality & a house of hidden horrors. Will they fare better than their ancestors? Full review https://www.facebook.com/1082882538/posts/10224729051588657/

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Follow.my.read
Kaikeyi: A Novel | Vaishnavi Patel
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YES PLEASE!!! #Kaikeyi#Patel#Debut#OrbitBooks

Breanne1 This was one of my favorite reads so far this year. Hope you enjoy. 2w
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Lauren890
My Monticello: Fiction | Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
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Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2. I really liked the first short story and the novella at the end. The rest of the stories went over my head a little or weren‘t as compelling. The novella was great overall with great characters. It was a little slow in parts but that didn‘t take too much away from the poignancy of the story.

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Megabooks
My Monticello: Fiction | Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
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Hibernating this one. I connected with the first six short stories, but I got 30 pages into the 140 page novella, and it wasn‘t holding my attention. Sometimes it‘s just not the right time.

These stories take place in Virginia and deal with the racism Black people face in the South. The novella is a bit dystopian. A white supremacist group has taken over Charlottesville, so local Black residents take shelter in Jefferson‘s home, Monticello.

Cinfhen I‘ve been iffy on picking it up!! It‘s available on #Scribd so at some point I‘ll give it a go! 1mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen 👍🏻 1mo
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JillR
My Monticello: Fiction | Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
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This semi-dystopian fiction takes place during just a few days in which a group of neighbours find themselves seeking shelter in the former home of Thomas Jefferson after a rampage by white supremacists. This group of people are fighting for their lives and futures whilst the main character also struggles with seeking refuge in the place where her ancestors were kept as slaves. Short, sharp and compelling 👇

JillR I thought this had vibes of Leave the World Behind and Station 11, yet still being completely of itself. (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen Great review ♥️#stacked 1mo
JillR Thanks @cinfhen! 1mo
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Megabooks I picked this up after @Hooked_on_books ‘s review and am really looking forward to it. Excellent review! 1mo
JillR Thanks @megabooks - I‘m not sure where I heard about this one, but it‘s a good one! 1mo
TrishB This sounds fab 👍🏻 1mo
Hooked_on_books Yes, this one is great! Love your review! 1mo
squirrelbrain I picked this up in a bookshop yesterday but it‘s very slim, so thought it might be a #borrownotbuy. (Or wait until the paperback comes out). 1mo
JillR @squirrelbrain yes, it‘s very slim, under 200 pages. I don‘t usually buy hardback but got this on a super-good offer just after Christmas 1mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain currently Qd.99 on Amazon for hardback. 1mo
squirrelbrain Oh, bad @TrishB ! *trots off to Amazon* 1mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain 😂😂 I looked out of curiosity….. 1mo
squirrelbrain I *may* have ordered it! @TrishB Did you?! 1mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain of course 😁😁 1mo
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kspenmoll
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This debout murder mystery, set in British India, is a study in 1892 colonial & indigenous politics,history & culture.Cap. Jim Agnihotri,who as a “half breed”,treads both both worlds,at is home in neither.
As he recuperates from military injuries,he reads Sherlock Holmes & newspapers.After discharge,he applies Sherlock‘s techniques in solving the infamous mystery of why/now two women,from a prominent family, fell from a University Bell Tower.

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kspenmoll
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Just picked this up at B&N in Hyannis.📚💙💛

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BkClubCare
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I am participating in a Buddy Read (not Litsy - but feel free to join with me) of this AND Ann Patchett‘s Truth & Beauty. I am going to try reading a chapter here then there etc, even if I doubt the texts relate in that manner. Will be interesting, I‘m sure, either way! If the spirit catches on either, will devote focus there. #Memoir #Nonfiction #Debut #ReadICT

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AlizaApp
My Monticello: Fiction | Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
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The short stories were fine, but the titular novella was excellent.