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lauraisntwilder
Fierce Kingdom | Gin Phillips
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This book was suspenseful and sometimes plain scary, but the parts I loved were the main character's observations about motherhood. My son is 13, so I miss those years when he was so closely tethered to me. I spent countless afternoons with him at the zoo when he was small, so this felt close to home, making it that much scarier.

marleed I loved this one, too! 1w
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Litsi
End We Start from | Megan Hunter
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The prose whispers itself into poetry. A sail boat becomes a “ diversion of cloth, wind and wood”. The sunset & the flood waters that have obliterated all become “The shimmering green- gray-blue terror. Orange in the evening then gone.” Every sail boat & every waterview sunset are just those things. That‘s all the new mother can absorb so that‘s all the text there is. After the flood, everything is subtextual, subliminal, submerged. Ambitious!

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kspenmoll
Hero of This Book | Elizabeth McCracken
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Bailedbailed

Initially I enjoyed the portrait of her mother & her mother‘s attitude towards life, despite gradually losing her stamina & ability to walk unaided. Some of the author‘s descriptions during her walks around London caught my interest as I have no experience of that city but its airport! But I lost interest quickly, bailed, & returned it to the library.

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Cinfhen
The Hero of This Book: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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Mehso-so

So Elizabeth McCracken insists this book is fiction but…
this memoir, not a memoir, but really IS a memoir, left me unmoved. The writing was really good and the right elements were all there yet, the story of a daughter mourning the passing of her mother didn‘t leave any kind of impression. Meh ? Note to EM: "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck."? ? #JustSayin

TrishB 😂😂 3w
Cinfhen I‘m perplexed @TrishB 🥹😁😘 3w
BarbaraBB 🤣🤣 Great review! I won‘t read the book! 3w
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Cinfhen It‘s definitely a #BorrowNotBuy in my opinion @BarbaraBB but I bet it‘s gonna be on the #ToB23LongList 🙃 3w
BarbaraBB Really? Oh well, as long as it won‘t be on the shortlist 🙃 3w
Megabooks I‘m curious what I‘ll think. Your review has my curiosity piqued! I picked this up at Parnassus. 3w
Cinfhen I‘m really curious to hear your thoughts when u get to it @Megabooks 3w
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Chouette | Claire Oshetsky
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As a new mom I feel incredibly seen by this weird tale of giving birth to and taking care of an owl-baby. Both fabulism and magical realism at their best, Chouette is a fierce, dark, feminist story about motherhood and caring for a child that others want to 'fix.' It works as a fable about disability and/or queerness and as a literal story in its own right. I can't recommend this bizarre queer story enough! Amazing writing, spare but rich prose.

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kspenmoll
The Hero of This Book: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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kspenmoll @Cinfhen I am devouring this book! 3w
Cinfhen Ohhhhh, yay!!! Good to know 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Who is to blame when a child does the unthinkable? And how does a mother live with the guilt of what he did when she knows she didn‘t do anything about the warning signs? I still think about this book all the time. I read it before becoming a parent and maybe feel differently about some of the characters now that I have two children of my own. #scarathlondailyprompts #guilt #teamslaughter

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TheBookStacker
The Hero of This Book: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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Starting this today and probably finishing it. It feels like a one day type read.

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JHSiess
The Hero of This Book: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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Pickpick

𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰

𝐄𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐜𝐂𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐧's 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 is a hilarious, heartbreaking, & richly relatable homage from a bereaved daughter to her deceased mother. With vivid prose, the parents come back to life as the narrator details lives well-lived, with flaws & foibles, showing her mother is the hero of her book ... & life. Thanks to Ecco Books & Bibliolifestyle for a copy. Available now.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Conservio
The Book Eaters | Sunyi Dean
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A dark fairytale about family. #books #family #motherhood

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