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AudreyMorris
river woman | Katherena Vermette
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In this poetry collection Vermette focuses on rivers and on being Metis. Rivers are constant yet changing, mixing and growing. The Metis belong and miss what is gone and going. These poems are spare, most lines are fewer than 4 words. But the words are powerful. I heard about this book on the @ReadingEnvy podcast. #nativecanadian #metis

Cinfhen A lot of people are reading this book by the same author and loving it 2d
Cinfhen They both work for #Booked2019 #IndigenousAuthor 2d
AudreyMorris @Cinfhen I do want to read her novel, I really am into novels more than poetry, but I was feeling motivated. And poetry is usually quicker and I already have a pile on my nightstand!! Glad to here people are liking it!! 2d
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OriginalCyn620
Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Spring #booked2019 is done!
1. Cli-Fi
2. Social Media Focus
3. Food or Beverage on the Cover
4. Night-Oriented Title
5. Features a Musician
6. Indigenous Author

tjwill Daisy Jones was my musician pick too! 3d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 3d
Cinfhen Fantastic!!! How was your #indigenousAuthor book??? 2d
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OriginalCyn620 @Cinfhen It was just okay for me. To me, it read like a stream of consciousness, which isn‘t my favorite. If it weren‘t for that, I probably would‘ve liked it more. 2d
Cinfhen I‘m not finding a book yet that is holding my attention for that prompt 😬 2d
OriginalCyn620 @Cinfhen Have you tried this one? Ive heard good things. (edited) 2d
Cinfhen Yes!! I read it in 2018 and it was really good. Thanks for the suggestion 💜 2d
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TrishB
The Break | Katherena Vermette
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Thanks to @Cathythoughts and @andrew61 for bringing this one to my attention!
A heart breaking story at the centre and lots of tough stories about the trials and tribulations these women have gone through. But a compelling look at families and supporting and getting each other through things.
Awesome read, tough themes.
#indigenousauthor #booked2019

PurpleyPumpkin I read this book last year (I think!) and was impressed. Difficult to read, but so worth it! 6d
Melissa_J I own this, and really need to get around to reading it one of these days. 6d
Cinfhen It‘s been sitting in my virtual book depository cart for a few weeks... I should just order it already😜so many positive reviews ! 5d
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TrishB @PurpleyPumpkin agreed 😁 5d
TrishB @Melissa_J @Cinfhen not an easy read, but a good one. 5d
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻♥️. It was tough & brilliant... I loved it too 5d
TrishB @Cathythoughts agree 👍🏻 5d
andrew61 Glad you enjoyed trish, a difficult subject but tackled so well. 5d
TrishB @andrew61 agree, brilliant writing! 5d
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Literaturenut
The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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This book was so moving and powerful. There wasn‘t a single piece of it that I didn‘t love. Dimaline‘s writing is beautiful and the story was so gripping.

#IndigenousAuthor #Booked2019 #31of65 #audiobook

Cinfhen This one sounds great 👍🏻 I see I‘ve previously stacked, so thanks for putting it back on my radar 😊 1w
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Insightsintobooks Aww, I wish I would have seen this. 4d
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KarenUK
The Things She's Seen | Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Ambelin Kwaymullina
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Picked up this #ARC at work today... It has such a beautiful cover! 😍..... I‘m thinking I may read this for #booked2019 for the #indigenousauthor prompt....
Aborigine authors Amelia and Ezekiel are a brother and sister from Australia, who wrote this story together....

Cinfhen Ohhh!!! Looks promising 2w
Matilda It‘s SO GOOD!! @Cinfhen 2w
Cinfhen Thanks for letting me know @Matilda will keep my eyes out for this one 🤩 2w
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Victoriahoperose
The Round House | Louise Erdrich
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This was a denser book - a bit of a slow burn, but very well written. It shows the culture of Native American people during a time or strong divide. It centers around an attack and the violence and racism that influence the hatred behind the attack. This was a really deep book with strong characters. #indigenousauthor #booked2019

Cinfhen I‘m having trouble with my indigenous author pick. Every book I‘ve started is “heavy” and I‘m not feeling it yet🤷‍♀️ 2w
Victoriahoperose @Cinfhen have you read the book I tagged? It‘s good - a little lighter in some ways. 2w
Cinfhen Yes!!! And it was sooo good, despite all the controversy surrounding him. 2w
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OriginalCyn620
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This was sad, heartbreaking, and also weird in some places. It reads like a stream of consciousness, which isn‘t my fave format. I didn‘t hate it but didn‘t love it either. #booked2019 #indigenousauthor

Cinfhen Pretty pic 🌸🌸🌸I agree, stream of consciousness doesn‘t work well for me, either 🙄 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a tough read, but a unique choice for the prompt. 👊🏻♥️📚 2w
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IamIamIam
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I totally forgot that #ThereThere was my #IndigenousAuthor for #Booked2019 #Spring!!! 3 down, 3 to go!!! I'm still working on my #HappyPlace book from #winter but I'll get there... LOL
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Great!!! You will get there!!! And it‘s only APRIL!!! Not even May yet!!!? 3w
IamIamIam @Cinfhen LOL, I was just thinking that!!! I've got 1 in the works and the other 2 are going to need a bit of research! 🕵️‍♀️ 3w
wanderinglynn What is cli-fi? 3w
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IamIamIam @wanderinglynn Kind of like sci-fi but with devastating effects to the climate, like a weather related or disease ridden future. If you haven't read this, I highly suggest it. I didn't expect to really like it that much but I absolutely fell in love!!! 3w
Cinfhen Cli Fi stands for Climate Fiction- it‘s a subgenre where climate change is part of the story‘s plot @wanderinglynn 3w
Cinfhen And echoing @IamIamIam recommendation!!!! Station Eleven is EXCELLENT @wanderinglynn (edited) 3w
wanderinglynn Thanks @IamIamIam @Cinfhen ☺️ So many sub-genres these days, it‘s hard to keep track. And I did love Station Eleven. 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
4thhouseontheleft I have a winter prompt leftover too, I‘m sure we‘ll both get to it eventually! 😂😂 3w
IamIamIam @4thhouseontheleft LOL, so many books, so little time! 😉 #wegotthis 3w
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MicheleinPhilly
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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This is a crackling debut. Starts out in the manner of short stories and begins linking them in part 2. I would have liked to spend more time with each character BEFORE they started linking but that‘s a fairly minor quibble. I can‘t wait to see what Tommy Orange does next. 4🌟 #booked2019 #indigenousauthor

britt_brooke Nice review! 3w
Theaelizabet Nice review! I felt the same about this book. 3w
whatshesreadingnow I really enjoyed this one. Great review! 3w
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Leftcoastzen Loved it too! Nice review! 3w
Cinfhen Nice review!! I thought the book was a little bumpy in parts but overall I was blown away by his writing. Excited to see what he writes next 3w
Cathythoughts Loved this one too 3w
Suet624 This book was a great read. Your review is spot on. 3w
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