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Up next for MAY 🎉🎈🧁


Everyone welcome!

It‘s my birthday month and I LOVE Dorothy Parker so here‘s hoping it‘s good!

vlwelser I'm ordering this from the library as soon as I finish Zorrie. 15h
vlwelser And it's on Hoopla. Score. 15h
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TheBookHippie @vlwelser 🎉🎉🎉 14h
mcctrish I‘ve got my copy, once again Book Outlet for the win 14h
AmyG Yay! 14h
DebinHawaii Got mine & I‘m ready! 🎉 13h
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Zorrie | Laird Hunt
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Now we finish it 🧡

I‘m glad for the slow pace to really take this in. It‘s quite beautiful.

I thank you for joining me in Sundays 🧡

Any clue how this ends?!

Librarybelle This is so beautiful. I‘m glad we‘re reading this! 17h
AmyG No clue. I love this story. So simple and beautiful. 17h
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle Me too. It‘s zen. 17h
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TheBookHippie @AmyG what a reward after last month!!! 17h
vlwelser It's soothing. Especially after that last slog. 16h
IndoorDame The slow pace seems so essential for this, and I‘m sure I would have rushed through it on my own! 16h
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame I think it‘s so essential. We for sure are getting the best experience. 🧡 16h
TheBookHippie @vlwelser 😬👀♥️ 16h
BarkingMadRead Lived this, it was so beautiful! 16h
mcctrish Again I agree with you @IndoorDame this really needs to be savoured and I don‘t think I‘d be doing that on my own 14h
kspenmoll Like everyone else, I feel this story, its telling & its writing is gorgeous. 13h
TheBookHippie @kspenmoll It is definitely a feels book. It‘s so beautiful. 13h
TheBookHippie @BarkingMadRead It‘s just so lovely. 13h
DebinHawaii It has a stark beauty to it & I have no idea what will happen, but I am enjoying the slow journey with it. 💚 12h
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii I do love the pace of it all. 10h
Sargar114 The writing is lovely. It‘s not one I would have picked up normally, but I‘m sure glad I have. I feel like I‘m still missing a lot but couldn‘t imagine how much I would be missing without the discussions and stopping! 8h
julieclair I wonder if this book actually will have an "ending", or if it will just kind of fade off, in a "life goes on" manner. 5h
TheBookHippie @julieclair I am wondering the same thing....... it's okay with me if it just fades out but I prefer that as opposed to neat and tidy. 5h
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Ruby dies…

Caves …

The aunts affect on Zorries life..

And NOW WHAT ???!

Librarybelle Looking forward to seeing how the rest goes! 17h
vlwelser Looking forward to seeing where this goes. 16h
mcctrish I found the cave thing strange, what would you say Opal is suffering from? Autism came to mind with the caves because she needed to shut out stimuli 14h
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TheBookHippie @mcctrish I‘m not sure. People anywhere on the spectrum were institutionalized. I remember nursing clinical we had so many PKU patients. I wonder if it‘s something I‘m not thinking of. Women were institutionalized quicker so 🤷🏻‍♀️ 14h
mcctrish @TheBookHippie women sure were 14h
AmyG @mcctrish I am curious what Opal is sufferring from, too. I am also wondering if maybe she doesn‘t have schizophrenia too. Who knows? 14h
mcctrish @AmyG I don‘t know about mental illness 13h
DebinHawaii I feel like I want to know more of Opal‘s story too. It will be interesting to see how it all ends up. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 12h
Sargar114 Wasn‘t there a mention of a house fire or a suicide attempt early on and that‘s why they put her in an institution? 8h
TheBookHippie @Sargar114 House fire. 8h
Sargar114 @TheBookHippie and she set it right? I guess the question was intent and that may be hard to know 8h
TheBookHippie @Sargar114 So they say but 🤷🏻‍♀️ it wasn‘t clear why. 8h
julieclair Ruby's death.... 💔 It feels like both Zorrie and Noah are lost orphans now. 5h
TheBookHippie @julieclair And so alone!! 5h
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Librarybelle Part of me was surprised she visited Opal, but then a part of me was not. She‘s been curious about Opal for years, and knowing her is a way to know Noah. 17h
AmyG I found her visit to Opal surprising and quite fascinating….wondering where this leads. 17h
vlwelser I thought this was a bit creepy tbh. It seems out of character for her to be nosy like this. But I get that Noah intrigues her. 17h
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IndoorDame I can‘t decide if she just needed to satisfy her curiosity so she can move forward with Noah, or if she actually plans to go back and keep Opal as a figure in her life in some fashion 16h
BarkingMadRead This was so odd to me, I guess he was doing something nice for Noah by being nice to Opal? Still. Really weird 16h
mcctrish @Librarybelle I feel this way too and that her whole chosen family has passed away, she adding another circle to hers. Maybe to make sure Opal is happy there? I wouldn‘t doubt Zorrie would bring her home and take care of her if she wasn‘t (edited) 14h
mcctrish @vlwelser I was expecting the home to be a nightmare possibly because of Noah being banned from visiting 14h
Librarybelle @mcctrish I could see Zorrie doing that! 14h
Karisa Wow! That building is impressive and looks also oppressive. The Opal part was just so sad and knowing that Noah has only visited once! 😢 I felt like hitting him—even if he‘d been told that once you‘d think after so long he‘d say forget it! Go to see her monthly at least… Feels like he‘s just using it to justify his avoidance. I‘m sure I‘m not being fair but jeez… 14h
TheBookHippie @Karisa I felt the SAME WAY!!! 13h
DebinHawaii I wonder at her motives for visiting Opal. Does Zorrie even know what they are? I do like that she was nice to Opal. And yes, Noah not visiting in all that time is strange but it does seem like he hides from things & doesn‘t deal with them or talk about them. 12h
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii I agree, he just shrinks. 10h
Sargar114 @DebinHawaii I wonder if some of her visit was because she cares for Noah and his family and this is someone he cares for and since his family is passing not sure who else will take care of Opal. I got the impression that Noah struggled with mental health issues, so agree @TheBookHippie shrinking is an apt description. His mom always took care of the emergencies so he doesn‘t know what to do. 8h
julieclair I was totally surprised when she visited Opal. I wonder if she will continue going to visit her? 5h
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Hello ghost girl
Janie dies
The cemetery all the other girls
Still glowing
So she knows
And wonders the affects on her
She keeps the box
Doesn‘t bury it

Librarybelle I almost yelled at her for not disposing of the box! 17h
AmyG I wondered if that comes into play with Zorrie. Was she there long enough? Did she take enough radium? (edited) 17h
TheBookHippie @AmyG I wonder that as well. 17h
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vlwelser This part was so sad. All I can think of during the radium parts is Marie Curie. 17h
IndoorDame When she asked Marie about the miscarriages I kept wondering if Marie was trying to make her feel better, if she really hadn‘t been there long enough for it to effect her, if that‘s what they thought at the time…? I mean today they tell you not to eat raw fish and unpasteurized cheese and a thousand other things, they would definitely frown on Luna powder 17h
TheBookHippie @vlwelser Oh I do as well. It‘s on my mind during these parts. I read her daughter‘s book on her it‘s very good … 16h
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame I am wondering as well. 16h
BarkingMadRead I would have buried the box! I don‘t know if she was there long enough, but taking some with her and using it while pregnant couldn‘t possibly help 16h
mcctrish Would putting the radium in the ground on a farm actually be a good idea? I think Marie was being kind but honestly does she know? I have to think ingesting radium ended her pregnancy, did it cause all the other miscarriages 🤷🏻‍♀️ I have to say the jaw cancer absolutely horrifies me, the description of it just disintegrating 😲 (edited) 14h
TheBookHippie @mcctrish 🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘ve no idea. Has to be sealed and all kinds of things correct? The sounds of the affects on all of them, so so heartbreaking. 14h
Karisa It feels horrible that the box of radium is still lurking. @mcctrish 😱 You‘re right! Burying it doesn‘t seem good either 14h
mcctrish @Karisa should have been left at the watch factory, it was almost funny how much work place theft happened #karma 😬 13h
kspenmoll Oops I resounded to this in the previous post. So heartbreaking. 13h
DebinHawaii It definitely brought all the feelings of The Radium Girls back. 😳🥺😫😭😡 I agree, I want to to get rid of the box but I have no idea how she could do that safely @mcctrish I agree burying it on the farm doesn‘t seem good. I am hoping she wasn‘t there long enough for more health issues than the miscarriages for Zorrie but it‘s hard to know with the ingesting of it. Truly heartbreaking @kspenmoll 😢 13h
Karisa @mcctrish Except for us teachers, we take things from home to bring to school🙃😂 12h
Sargar114 Such a heartbreaking moment. I‘m glad she got to touch base with Marie though. 💔 8h
julieclair I couldn't figure out why she wanted to keep the box. It just made no sense to me. 5h
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Crops trees birds butterflies
Four leaf clovers
Canned ham and green beans
Canned dill pickles
And a gentlemen caller..
Who sees all 👀

So, thoughts ????

Librarybelle The gentleman caller section was fun to read. I knew it wouldn‘t work out, but it was nice to see Zorrie having a new experience. The Ghost Girl parts stood out the most for me - the repercussions of the radium… 17h
AmyG We knew the radium part was coming. 😢 And the gentleman caller was sweet. I just think Zorrie is more comfortable alone. 17h
TheBookHippie @AmyG OR in love with Noah…. 17h
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vlwelser She's very self sufficient but also cares for others. This was all very sweet. 17h
BarkingMadRead I wish it had worked out with him, he was so sweet. I knew the radium part would come and it still sucked 16h
mcctrish @BarkingMadRead he was sweet but I do wonder about Noah ( nothing better happen to him, I‘m not up for much more loss) I am so glad the radium girls reached out - they were Zorrie‘s first family after her wicked aunt 14h
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish I‘ve wondered about Noah for awhile as well, since she mentioned him at the picnic or bonfire or whatever it was 🤣 14h
TheBookHippie @BarkingMadRead @mcctrish I think she‘s been in love with him since she first laid eyes on him. She‘s just not consciously admitting it… 14h
mcctrish @TheBookHippie I thought it was love at first sight too 14h
AmyG @TheBookHippie Yes….I am wondering about Noah. Torn between good friends and something happening there. 14h
Karisa @mcctrish Yes, it keeps coming back to Noah. Interesting when she went to visit his wife. I was surprised that his wife was so nearby, and he hasn‘t been visiting. That whole dynamic is so sad 14h
TheBookHippie @Karisa He wasn‘t allowed. That was common too back then. 😵‍💫 14h
mcctrish @Karisa Noah wasn‘t even the one who committed her. He‘s just waiting to be invited back 😢 and yet they correspond 13h
kspenmoll This section was such fun to read- a gentleman caller! I also knew the repercussions of the radium would assert itself. She could not cope with the thought it may have been why she could not carry a baby to term- I am glad she & her clock painting friends are reconnecting- the whole part about glowing under their graves- so sad. & Zorrie checking on her radium box but leaving it on the shelf. 💔 13h
DebinHawaii I feel like I was peeking through my fingers waiting for the radium effects in her friends who stayed to come. 🫣🥺 Being perennially unattached/single myself, I am okay for Zorrie to be & I think she is too, but if not, I hope she & Noah can find some happiness & contentment as friends or more. 13h
DebinHawaii And homemade pickles 🥒 😋 13h
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii I‘m okay with her just staying single but I hope she sees Chicago at least once! 13h
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii I feel it‘s pickle season 🙃😂 13h
Karisa @TheBookHippie @mcctrish So strange! Feels like as a husband he‘d have the right to see her. I just wish he would fight a bit more for that 12h
DebinHawaii @TheBookHippie Yes, if I were voting for a relationship or seeing Chicago, I vote Chicago! 😉😆😂 12h
TheBookHippie @Karisa most of the time it was a no to even parents of children, it blows my mind how people just accepted things as how it was/is. However…. I see it in today‘s world as well. 12h
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii The answer is always CHICAGO. 12h
mcctrish @DebinHawaii @TheBookHippie travel is first choice for me 12h
Sargar114 @DebinHawaii I read the radium part the same way; good description. I also wonder if she is just going to have a friendship with Noah. She seems content moving about life and he seems to still be in love with his wife. 8h
julieclair I agree with others who have said that Zorrie has been in love with Noah from the start. But she recognizes and respects that he still loves his wife, and she has figured out a way to accept that. 5h
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Virgil Alzheimer‘s ..dementia..
Noah his caretaker

A puppy!
Puppy antics
Reading aloud
Suppers with Ruby Virgil Noah
Oats & Virgil
Then Virgil dies
Zorrie inherits the book..

Montaigne https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/montaigne/

Librarybelle The Oats and Virgil part almost made me cry! So beautiful 17h
AmyG I loved the part with the Oats. And Virgil was such a kind man. The dog and Virgil also touched my heart. 17h
IndoorDame Oats and Virgil together were so wonderful! But introducing Oats in general seemed so bittersweet, that these puppy antics were the height of levity and love in her life… 17h
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vlwelser I thought this was all very sweet and fun. Even though the Virgil bit was a little sad. 17h
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame I was so happy it wasn‘t a cat 😂😂😂😂🤷🏻‍♀️ 17h
IndoorDame @TheBookHippie 😂😂😂😂😂 17h
BarkingMadRead This was so sad, Oats is adorable, and the way she clings to Virgil is so sweet, and so like a dog! 16h
mcctrish I agree with everyone re:Oats and Virgil and then when Oats knew 💔💔💔 14h
Karisa The parts with Virgil reminded me of my grandfather‘s last years. Always known for his sharp mind and strength… Then they were taken by Alzheimer‘s and bone cancer. I love that Virgil had Oats there by his side in those last days. Dogs are so awesome 14h
TheBookHippie @Karisa I‘m so glad Virgil had the dog. Alzheimer‘s is such a horrific thief. 14h
kspenmoll Agree with you all- Oats & Virgil was so like a dog- to feel out who needs you. This part was so loving as were the dinners together & nights of reading. 13h
kspenmoll I love my cats & they are empathetic & seem attune to our feelings but not all cats are like that. I agree @TheBookHippie that a cat would not have the demonstrative love the author was conveying. Had to be Oats! 13h
DebinHawaii If anyone needed the loyalty & goofiness of a puppy, it was Zorrie. And that Oats could be there for Virgil was so touching. I enjoyed this part, sad as it was. 13h
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii It was such a gift, Oats was. 13h
Karisa @kspenmoll I love my cats too. Of the 3, one would definitely be there for me. The others… probably just if they were looking for someone to feed them or to play attack my feet 😂 12h
Sargar114 Oats was delightful. So sad about Virgil and his passing. It‘s so hard reading about her losing her found family. 8h
TheBookHippie @Sargar114 It‘s so so sad. 8h
julieclair Oats was such a huge ray of sunshine amidst the sadness. What a difference a dog can make... 5h
TheBookHippie @julieclair I agree, I liked Oats being added to the story. 5h
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