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michellelav
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You don't need to read mom, love mee. 😻 Loving the book so far!

#lmpbc #groupx #catsoflitsy
@BookishTrish @StayCurious @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Jemmygem

CoffeeCatsBooks Aww! 😻 1d
BookishTrish Lil sweetie 1d
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squirrelbrain
Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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This book features the US #borderline- I enjoyed reading it earlier this year, although it‘s not an easy one to read - it required a lot of concentration and also covers difficult subjects...

#MOvember

Cinfhen #GreatMinds 🧠and I said the same thing / not a light read ~ requires concentration but worth it 2d
Cathythoughts I have this one .... must get to it one of these days 1d
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Cinfhen
Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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#MOvember
A disastrous road trip, an imploding marriage, missing children and a crisis looming at the US/ Mexican #borderline make for an unforgettable story. This book was haunting and compelling. Highly recommended in print as there are lots of visuals included in the storytelling.

BarbaraBB Great choice! A favorite this year. 2d
Twocougs I‘ve had this for a while but haven‘t read yet. Guess it goes to the top now 2d
Cinfhen It‘s really good @Twocougs but requires your full attention \ don‘t you think @BarbaraBB ??? 2d
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BarbaraBB Yes it is definitely a story with many layers, some more subtle than others. @Twocougs 2d
TrishB Hoping to get to in December 👍🏻 2d
squirrelbrain Gah! Had this all ready to post then checked to see if anyone else had already done it.... great minds! Posting anyway, as it‘s all I have! 😁 2d
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Lindy
Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Pickpick

A deeply moving novel about family dynamics and the way our lives are affected by larger events happening in society—in this case, the migrant children refugee crisis at the southern US border. The #audiobook is a rich experience with four different narrators—including the author—slowly building layers of prose, metafiction, fragments of documents, descriptions of photos. Compassionate and unforgettable.

BarbaraBB Great review. I loved this one too. 2d
kathedron Loved this book: it would have been my winner for the Booker Prize. 2d
Lindy @kathedron Yes, it‘s worthy. I enjoyed The Testaments but this has more going on. Haven‘t yet read Girl Woman Other; it comes out next month in Canada. 2d
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Graywacke
Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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So, I‘m listening on audio and completely in love with this book and the voice reading (who might be the author?). And I would be highlighting and quoting if I wasn‘t driving. It‘s beautiful and intimate on sound-culture-parenting-marriage-childhood-traveling-landscapes-abuse-of-refugee-children-and-sound. And, a little over halfway through the narrator and reading voice has changed. So just wanted to capture this feeling a little before I go on.

Graywacke @merelybookish - tagging you thinking of your earlier comment on this one. 3d
Lindy Yes, it‘s the author that reads the mother‘s part in the audiobook. Did you get to the part yet where the voices of mother and son fade in and out as the narrative viewpoint shifts back and forth between them? I love how that was done. 2d
Graywacke @Lindy not yet. Adjusting though. Son‘s narration and plot change change the feel of the book dramatically. 2d
merelybookish That shift in narration is what I struggled with! I still think the book is really, REALLY good and I think she is brilliant. But something about the kids narration (although I understood it conceptually) bugged me. 1d
Graywacke @merelybookish it‘s a really really hard change. Not just narrator, but suddenly the wandering narrative has me freaking out. Holding judgment, but i‘ve gone from I-can-listen-to-this-forever to finish-so-I-can-find-out-what-happens... 1d
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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

I didn‘t get a picture of this one before I sent it off yesterday, but it‘s finally in its way back to you, @Johanna414 Great #lmpbc pick! This was really emotional! I had to read it much slower than my normal pace just to process the feelings it stirred up. I won‘t say everything about this worked for me, but I LOVED Coyote‘s voice! And any book that can make you cry more than once or twice has something special going for it!

LibrarianRyan ❤️👍🏻 5d
Johanna414 Yeah, I wasn‘t prepared for all the emotions when I picked this one! I‘m glad you liked it! 4d
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AkashaVampie
Paper Towns | Green, John
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*Sorry I am just posting this now... I really did wanna post it yesterday! This sickness needs to leave our house!*

Hey there my #NWC family!! Here is week 2 of the November Book Challenge. Have fun with your answers!!

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Lindy
Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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…I get asked about my accent & place of birth & I say no, I was not born in this country & when I say where I was born, I don‘t even get a nod in return, just a cold dead silence, as if I‘ve confessed to sin.

Reggie I remember I went through an India phase in my 20‘s, watching Bollywood, reading Indian authors, curious about their mythology, and when someone looked like they came from that part of the world I would ask them where they were from and there would be this fear in their eyes and then I would remember that it was in the years after 9-11, and they could not know my intention even if I asked with the nicest smile I could give. It just made me sad. 5d
Graywacke Listening now and in love with this book. Hope you‘re enjoying too. Oklahoma... 5d
Lindy @Graywacke Oklahoma 😟 4d
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Lindy
Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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The conversations between the parents and their kids are a wonderful aspect of this novel. Example:
Child: What‘s a midwife?
Father: Someone who delivers babies.
Child: Like the postman?
Father: Yes, like the postman.
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julesG 😁👏 5d
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NotCool
Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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“Go ahead and shoot me. This isn‘t my favorite shirt.”