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Jenken1998
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Pickpick

A young woman flies to the Netherlands in order to search for older sister who went missing after attending to their dying Grandmother. A multigenerational tale told from alternating viewpoints, unwinds a complex family history full of secrets. I enjoyed this very much but figured out the plot twists pretty fast. The last few chapters were rushed for the sake of tying things up, but still enjoyable. 3.5 stars

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Hazel0303
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Bailedbailed

Unfortunately, I‘m bailing 97 pages in. It‘s just not that interesting. I feel bad, but on to better things! 🤷🏻‍♀️😉

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BookNAround
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I‘m starting to worry that Sylvie‘s fear of water means this one will be like Everything I Never Told You (which I loved but I don‘t know if my heart can take another one).

On a cheerier note, my son was offered the job he was really hoping for today and I convinced his lovely girlfriend to make her first Litsy post. Welcome @ScarletG13 !

Jas16 Welcome to Litsy @ScarletG13 1w
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Unabridged
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Pickpick

Laila Lalami's The Other Americans spirals from a central event: the death, in a hit-and-run accident, of Driss Guerraoui. Driss and his wife Maryam immigrated from Morocco when their eldest daughter was young; their younger daughter, Nora, is the protagonist, along with Jeremy, her friend from high school and a current police officer. They are, however, accompanied by dozens of other narrators as we see the accident and the history of Driss ⬇️

Unabridged and Maryam's family through almost every perspective. This novel is, simply, gorgeous. Its fragmentation brings eloquence to the story, layering truth over truth and revealing, ultimately, that everyone's story has a meaning, that all truths have relevance. And yet, there's a central truth in the weighing of stories, of privileging those who strive for improvement, who fail and move forward. This makes me SOOO want to read Lalami's earlier works. 1w
Freespirit That's a great review😊 1w
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KellyHunsakerReads
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Today‘s #audiobook is wonderful. The narrators are all very good.

Smrloomis This has been on my TBR for years already 🤷🏻‍♀️ Hope it‘s good enough to finish 🤞🏽 (edited) 1w
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Crazeedi
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Kdgordon88 I‘m in. Sounds good! 2w
Crazeedi @Kdgordon88 I have 2 more that should be here next week, but I got this today, and thought maybe a good one. Not too long, like many if my books are, and a neat premise... 2w
megnews I just read this one in March. 2w
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Crazeedi @megnews we may have a problem since it seems we like reading the same books! Or maybe that's a good thing.... 2w
megnews @Crazeedi I think it‘s a good thing! It might just be a challenge to find something neither of us have read! 2w
Crazeedi @megnews lol, I have one coming in mail, I don't think any of you have read, but I'll wait till I get to see if I like. The other 2 I ordered are 400 plus(stupid me didn't ck page count🙄) I have to look at my shelves again too. Like I said I tend to purchase thicker books, lol 2w
ReadingisMyPassion I enjoyed this book. Her next book THE BEANTOWN GIRLS was even better. 6d
Crazeedi @ReadingisMyPassion thank you! I must move that one up on my tbr! 6d
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MelissaSue81
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Panpan

This started out good but it lost my interest pretty quickly. And then the ending just got weird!

booksaremyfavorite Bummer! I just got my copy from the library. I‘ll give it a try. 2w
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farre
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Pickpick

This was a funny and real look at being an immigrant in America.

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merelybookish
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A new book for week 2 of swim lessons. A collection of short stories by a writer compared to Munro, so I'm in.

BarbaraBB Love the cover! 2w
Megabooks I bought this at Parnassus but haven‘t read it yet. 2w
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Great cover for a book set in 1970s suburbia! 2w
merelybookish @Megabooks I've only read the first story. So far, so good. 2w
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silentrequiem
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#mylitbox knocks it out of the park again! I also got the YA box but it was a duplicate of a BOTM pick. Whoops. So there may be another giveaway in the near future.

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