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AmyStewart

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Joined May 2016

Author, artist, bookstore owner. Portland, OR. www.amystewart.com
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How has it taken me so long to read this book? It's so creepy and weird and compelling and engrossing. It's truly a novel of another time and place. Now I have to go watch the movie again. Read it! It's amazing!

Blaire Agree. I‘m reading talented mr ripley now. So good. 3y
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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I loved this book. I thought it was smart and totally absorbing in the way that, say, Meg Wolitzer is.

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Well then.

AmyStewart It was written in 1966, I should point that out. 3y
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Italo Calvino, where have you been all my life? Imagine, in the few days since I turned 50, I have discovered both granita di caffe con panna AND this amazing novel. How is that possible? What other pleasures await me in my fifties? I‘d better stay in Italy for a few more years to find out.

EchoLogical 🤤 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I love this book so much! It‘s the only one I‘ve read by him but I have more in my stack! 👍 and that looks delicious, btw!!! (edited) 3y
Lindy Sounds like a great plan. Che bella idea. 🇮🇹 3y
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AlaMich I knew I did 50 wrong...I was supposed to be in Italy for that birthday!! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3y
Booknerd2 That looks delicious!!!! 3y
emtobiasz Isn‘t Calvino wonderful? I first read this book on a transatlantic flight, and it was every bit as disorienting and exciting as my first time abroad ❤️ 3y
LindaLappin I learned Italian ( am now bilingual, live in Rome, and work as a literary translator) because I fell in love with Invisible Cities. I used If On a Winter's Night in my translation classes at the university of Rome. 11mo
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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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Hi Litsy friends--Just a quick note to let you know that the first three Kopp novels are $2.99 everywhere ebooks are sold--grab 'em while you can!

erzascarletbookgasm I have these 🙂 Looking for the fourth book! 3y
tpixie @AmyStewart going through YouTube for videos about your Kopp Sisters‘ books and I found this!! Listen to his voice. He talks very slowly but I had to share with you in case you hadn‘t seen it. Book 1 about 12:20. Book 2 ( which has a few more emphasized words in it) about 17:14. 😃 3y
tpixie Just watched one of your YouTube videos. Learned something new. Wow! The American Plan! 😳 I enjoy learning things in your novels. Thanks 😊 2y
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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New vocabulary word! I love learning stuff like this!

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Fabulous event last night with Elizabeth Gilbert, in a packed hall sponsored by @Powells and now I‘m diving into the book. It‘s delightful so far. Who‘s reading it?

BookInMyHands Yay! I was there last night too! I‘ve listened to Big Magic every year for the last 3 years, so I feel Liz and I are good friends now 😆. 3y
Amie I'm reading it, too! I started it a couple of days ago and like it. 3y
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The Little Stranger | Sarah Waters
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Another amazing Sarah Waters novel. I'm trying not to inhale them all at once, but I can't seem to help myself. If you love creepy old English estates that are quite possibly haunted, love gone wrong, and ordinary people driven to madness, then you will love this book.

Has anyone seen the movie????

erzascarletbookgasm No, but I loved the book! 3y
Cathythoughts I loved this one too. I did see the movie & I thought it was really good ♥️👍🏻 3y
Theaelizabet Loved the book. Maybe I‘ll get to the movie this summer. 3y
scowler1 Brilliant novelist. I've read them all and I'm desperate for more. 3y
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Clock Dance | Anne Tyler
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Anne Tyler has one story to tell, and she tells it over and over. It's a story about women who find themselves adrift, slightly out of step, disconnected from their families in ways that puzzle them but that they can't fix, until one day....

And that's this book. I loved it absolutely as much as I've loved every Anne Tyler novel. What else is there to say? Read it!

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Costalegre | Courtney Maum
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Hey, would you like to read a novel written from the point of view of Peggy Guggenheim‘s teenage daughter, set in the Mexican jungle during World War II and populated by lightly fictionalized version is of the artists who escaped the war with her? It‘s so crazy good! Watch for it in July from @Tin_House! Also, I want to wallpaper a room with this cover.

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Just a heads-up that there‘s a $2.99 ebook deal going on all month long...everywhere books are sold. And if you‘re not an ebook reader, I give away real paper copies every month in my newsletter

Jenken1998 I read the first one..and loved it.. then got sidetracked. I need to get them again. 3y
Gramworth Thanks for the tip! 3y
MaleficentBookDragon Thanks. I just bought it. 3y
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$2.99 ebook alert! This one might be today only. Everywhere ebooks are sold.

Theaelizabet Done! Thanks! 3y
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Affinity | Sarah Waters
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Another extraordinary novel from Sarah Waters. I can't believe I'm only just now discovering these books. I'm amazed by her range and her ability to conjure another era in such an all-absorbing, spellbinding way. This one is an absolutely perfect Gothic mystery/tragedy/ghost story, set in a Victorian-era women's prison. If you read Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca and felt like you'd never read anything as good again--THIS!!!!

JamieArc I‘m nearing the end of Fingersmith, also my first Sarah Waters, and am reading wide-eyed with the unraveling of the story - it‘s so good! 3y
Bookgirl You had me at Rebecca 3y
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Hey, look what I just got! Coming Sept 17, but I‘ll be doing some giveaways in my newsletter (and here on Litsy eventually) so stay tuned!

DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 3y
TNbookworm Love this cover! 3y
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3y
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JazzFeathers Is the setting going to change? It sound ed like it at the end of the last book. 3y
AmyStewart @JazzFeathers Yes, they are on the move! 3y
Gezemice Just started reading and enjoying it a lot. Thank you for these fun books! 3y
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The Paying Guests | Sarah Waters

$1.99 ebook today!
Hey, if you love the idea of deeply convincing historical fiction about the lives of ordinary British women just after WWI, which veers slowly into a gorgeous lesbian romance, and (I haven‘t reached this part yet, but according to the reviews) then transforms into a murder mystery—well, you will adore this magnificent novel as much as I do. I‘m only halfway through, so don‘t tell me how it ends!

Carolyn11215 I love Sarah Waters‘ books! Fingersmith one of my all time faves! 4y
scowler1 This might be my favorite. Brilliant author. 4y
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Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths

You know those books you love so much that throughout the day you think, "I can't wait to crawl back in bed and read that book some more"--well, this is one of those books. It's a creepy British murder mystery with Victorian gothic literature as its reference point, a spooky attic and even spookier abandoned factory--really, it's just exactly the book you want to be reading in front of the fire on a dark and stormy night. Go do that right now!

jillrhudy Really enjoyed it! 4y
tpixie Stacked!! 4y
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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This is a perfect novel. So creepy and weird and good.

BookBabe It‘s a good one. I was even more impressed with 4y
tpixie This was a great book!! If you have Netflix be sure and watch the series! But be ready to cover your face! But how it all comes together is just amazing!! 4y
Carolyn11215 Yes! Loved that the series used book as inspiration but didn‘t actually try to imitate it as that would have been a let down. 4y
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I adored this book! I generally don‘t like novels that weave between a historical story and a modern day researcher/historian trying to figure her own life out as informed by this other past life (how is this a genre, much less one I know well enough to have an opinion about) but actually this is a memoir and a lovely depiction of a real person grappling with a subject she‘s trying to write about and understand—and I do relate to that! Lovely book

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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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Last day! Enter to win all 4 (so far!) Kopp Sisters novels—this giveaway is just for Litsy! Ends tonight

https://mailchi.mp/amystewart/litsy

Jdav9613 Woohoo! 4y
ephemeralwaltz How cool is that, Litsy-only giveaways! I'm not eligible to enter but good luck everyone 🎉 4y
BookaholicNatty Thanks so much for sharing!!!! These look absolutely ahhhhmazing!!!!!!❤️❤️ 4y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m loving the covers! I was gifted the first book, got myself books two and three recently, now looking for book four! 4y
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Just a quick reminder that I‘m giving away all four Kopp Sisters novels—and this is for Litsy only! Enter by Dec 20

https://mailchi.mp/amystewart/litsy

Megabooks I‘ve entered! #excited #giveaway 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage How kind! Thanks for the opportunity! 4y
Samplergal Wow! How generous of you! 4y
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DarcysMom I just entered. Thank you! 😍 4y
MeganAnn Wow! What a generous, kind giveaway! Thank you 😍 4y
melbeautyandbooks I‘ve read them all and they are great! 4y
Gissy I'm in! 👍Am I? 🤔 4y
JennyM That‘s lovely - thanks for your generosity 😊 4y
Litlady All the feels! So kind and generous, Amy. Thank you! 📚🎄❣️ 4y
Bklover Just entered! Thanks for the opportunity- it‘s a great giveaway! 4y
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Just a reminder that I‘m giving away all four Kopp Sisters novels to Litsy readers only! This one‘s just for you. Go here to enter by Dec 20:

https://mailchi.mp/amystewart/litsy

laurenlovesliterature 😍😍😍😍 4y
Blaire 😍💕 4y
AnimalRiotPress Awesome! 4y
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I have only just discovered Nina Stibbe and I am tearing through all her books as fast as I can. Tthis is the first, and it's fantastic. If you don't think you'd like to read a collection of letters from a young London nanny to her sister--well, read it anyway. It's sharp, funny, brilliant, British, and did I mention that she's the nanny of the editor of the London Review of Books and Alan Bennett lives across the street?

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The Documents in the Case | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Picked this up at @Powells - an epistolary mystery that involves plant poisons. What‘s not to like? Speaking of which—would love more recommendations for great novels told exclusively through letters, diaries, or both.

Cinfhen I really LOVED this book 4y
RebeccaLHoward I enjoyed The Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. 4y
Tessy That‘s a brain teaser because I know I have read several but now that I am grasping for titles I can‘t come up with anything. 4y
MockTurtle The Second Mrs Hockaday by Susan Rivers gives an unusual perspective on the American Civil War homefront. 4y
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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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Hey, just popping in to let you know that for twelve bucks, you can buy four novels into which I poured my heart, soul, and every waking moment for the last eight years, or you can have this cinnamon-scented Hot Buns candle. You choose. Available everywhere ebooks are sold

BookishMarginalia The books, of course! 💜💜💜 4y
MamaGina I already had the first three (and loved reading them all) and was thrilled to pick up the fourth today! 🤓 4y
Aimeesue Will the last two books make me hungry? Because I'm afraid the candle will, and we just had Thankgiving, so I probably need to stick with the things that don't inspire carb binging. 4y
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Friends on Litsy! I promised to do a giveaway of the new Kopp novel just for you, and...well, I‘m running a couple months late. But here it is now! Link below. To atone for my tardiness, I‘m giving away all four Kopp Sisters novels—and this is just for Litsy! #giveaway #contest #freebooks

https://mailchi.mp/amystewart/litsy

Aims42 I loved your first book, I have your other 3 on my Christmas Wish List. Thanks for the chance to win them!!! 4y
julesG I wish I'd live in the US. Good luck everyone! 4y
gradcat Thank you very much! Always glad to learn of historical novels featuring women! 4y
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AmyG Thanks!!! 4y
KatieCarpenter This sounds fascinating! 4y
MaleficentBookDragon I just entered. Thanks for the #giveaway! 4y
SexyCajun Yay! Thanks for the opportunity\(^0^)/ 4y
Karkar Thank you for the chance! 4y
Graciouswarriorprincess Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving! 4y
CoffeeNBooks Thanks for the chance to win these books!! 📚 4y
kyraleseberg Thank you so much!! 4y
RealLifeReading Awesome!! 4y
Gezemice I love your books! I usually don‘t enter giveaways, but I am pretty smitten with Miss Kopp and her sisters. I love that the books are based on real people and events! Fascinating. 4y
Cinfhen I‘d love a chance ~ and my maiden name is Kops which always makes me smile when I see these beautiful book covers❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
TNbookworm Thank you so much for the chance to win Miss Kopp books! I have read and loved the first one. I have the others on my TBR! 4y
Quirkybookworm Oh wow! You‘re on litsy too!? I just finished your 4th book and I‘m in love with the characters. I have to go back to the other 3 books!! Thank you for your offer! 4y
CatLass007 Thank you so much for the opportunity to win these wonderful books! At least I‘ve heard they are wonderful. I have all of them on my TBR. 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Awesome! Please consider international giveaways in the future. 🙏 4y
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The Arrangement | Ashley Warlick
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How is it possible that I missed this book when it came out? This is an absolutely gorgeous, sensual, beautifully written novel about MFK Fisher's affair with her husband's best friend. Food, sex, glamorous travel, and the real-life story of a woman writer I knew little about...what's not to like?

Did I mention that the writing is GORGEOUS? I read that the author spent ten years researching and writing it, and I believe it.

Tonton Oh wow! I love MFK Fisher, she is such a brilliant stylist. Looking forward to reading this now😎 4y
MrsLee Not so sure I want to read about her affair, but I love Fisher's essays on food, thanks for the recommendation! 4y
Cinfhen Sounds wonderful, thanks for sharing❣️ 4y
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Went to @Powells today looking for inspiration. Found it.

tpixie Fun!! 4y
MMFinck Yes, you did! :) 4y
KTOHARA I'm new! Does it have Nancy Drew?🕰 4y
secofNOLA I've been wanting that book forever. 4y
lucyjohnson Test 4y
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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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Hey, just a heads-up that there‘s a “start a series” promotion going on everywhere ebooks are sold. Get #1 for $2.99. (Give it as a gift! All you need to gift an ebook is the recipient‘s email address.)

AlaMich That‘s cool....thanks! 4y
Tyree I actually have an ebook out now. “Penitentiary Rich” it‘s on amazon 4y
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French Exit: A Novel | Patrick DeWitt
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Hi, would you like to read a laugh-out-loud funny, lighthearted, smart, sassy, somewhat dark and weird and fantastical novel that will take you completely away from current events and make you feel like you‘re eating birthday cake all day, only now somehow birthday cake is good for you?

That‘s this novel. Also, I would like somebody to write an essay about how THE SISTERS BROTHERS is a Coen brothers movie and this one is a Wes Anderson movie.

2BR02B This sounds terrific! And I nominate @vivastory for that essay. 4y
Aims42 I‘m sold 👍🏻 4y
vivastory @2BR02B You're too kind! I can't wait to read this one. I might be inspired to do so once I finish. 4y
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Mollyegutman I‘m SUCH a fan of The Sisters Brothers; I‘m excited to read this one! 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I really liked Undermajordomo Minor too. French Exit was hilarious! 4y
HardcoverHearts I also loved it! Read it right through in one sitting. 4y
abbreviatedAndy You had me at birthday cake. 😁🎂 4y
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The Estonian edition!

Tessy Great cover! 4y
tpixie Congrats 🎈🎉🎊 📚 4y
Graciouswarriorprincess That cover is so cool!, 4y
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Tour dates! See you out there, friends.

TheBookAddict 😢 you‘re not coming to IL! I just picked up the book from my local library and I am so happy! 4y
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tpixie @zsuzsanna_reads ♥️♥️♥️ 4y
AmyStewart @TheBookAddict if you can persuade some group to invite me, maybe I will! 4y
Tessy Don‘t stop Amy! I love Miss Kopp and promise to buy every hard cover as soon as you write em! 4y
Mille So enjoyed your talks 2 weekends in a row, the first at ladies of intrigue 2018 with sisters in crime OC, and the second, books are better shared in conjunction with the Mission Viejo library and friends of the library. 4y
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I‘m going to interview Tim Dorsey onstage at Bouchercon in a couple of weeks. Any Dorsey fans here? Let me know if you have a question you‘d like me to ask!

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Short story writing for profit | Elliott Blackiston
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Hahahahahahaha

Spotted at @Powells

Leftcoastzen We can dream, can‘t we?😂 4y
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Dismantling the Patriarchy One Cocktail at a Time. With truly great profiles of feminist heroes. Buy a dozen and give as gifts to your BFFs

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I Capture Castle | Dodie Smith
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Do you want to read a novel about two sisters living in a mouldering English castle under difficult circumstances, one of whom is a writer? Do you want to read a book that makes you feel the way you felt when you read books like The Secret Garden, only now you‘re an adult and it needs to hold up for adults? Then this is your next book. It‘s so damn good. I‘m moving on to her other novels NOW. (She also wrote 101 Dalmatians).

raeintheworld Yes times one million! I love this book. 4y
TheWordJar Sold! And stacked! 4y
tammysue Looking forward to this! 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm I‘m looking forward to this too, my choice for Litsy Classics Challenge:) 4y
Regi_C Adding to my stack! 4y
SMayWrites Your review entices me! Adding it to my reading list! 4y
MelissaSewell Just placed a hold for the audio version via my Libby by Overdrive app. Thanks! 4y
tpixie Sounds great! 4y
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There‘s a $2.99 ebook sale on if you‘re so inclined...

LRSmith My flat mate spent the last days tearing through my copies of the first three Miss Koop books. I‘m glad to have them back to reread. 4y
BooksBikes12 I hope that someday my wife and i will get to Portland and stop by your shop... 4y
AmyStewart Well, the bookstore is in Eureka, CA, so don‘t come looking for it it Portland! (It‘s Eureka Books.) 4y
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The most terrifying part about this book was not the characters being killed off one by one, but the fact that they had to eat something called tinned tongue while they waited.

TheWordJar Ew! No! 😖 4y
Bklover Ummmm.....nope! 4y
CampbellTaraL Haha! Amazing... A can of that would make a great white elephant gift. 😜 4y
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RadicalReader @AmyStewart I‘d rather mystery meat 4y
aa_guer2021 *shudder* flashback to middle school when I was mercilessly teased for innocently saying that I had a cow tongue sandwich for lunch. 😐🤣😳 4y
TheBlackTCK Nah that sounds truly awful. Was that apart of the torture? 4y
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Who Is Vera Kelly? | Rosalie Knecht
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Happy pub date to WHO IS VERA KELLY! I‘m giving away a copy, plus a new paperback of MISS KOPP (because they almost match!) and some swag. Here‘s the link:

https://mailchi.mp/amystewart.com/june2018giveaway

Sarah83 Just entered 😍 4y
Gina I love these sassy women! 4y
Pamwurtzler I entered too! 4y
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Thndrstd Entered. 👍 4y
erzascarletbookgasm 😍💙💙 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😮❤️❤️❤️ Yay!! Entering now! 🤞 4y
Jess Entered. Thanks! 4y
Tessy Vera Kelly is a little snacklet of a spy novel. So fun. 4y
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It‘s Paperback Day for MISS KOPP‘S MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS, and I‘m celebrating with a big giveaway on my FB page. If you‘re interested, go there and search for AmyStewartAuthor, or sign up for my newsletter at Amy Stewart.com/newsletter for another shot at it. And yes, a Litsy giveaway is coming later this summer when we are ready to roll out the next book!

JazzFeathers Is it international? 4y
AmyG Just signed up for your newsletter. Thank you! 4y
AmyStewart @JazzFeathers Sorry, US only 4y
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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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Hey Litsy friends! I have some news!

MamaGina Fantastic!!!🤓 4y
TNbookworm Awesome! 4y
Beck9lol Nice!!!! 4y
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Pamwurtzler That‘s great! Congratulations! 4y
BookishTrish Wow! That‘s fantastic! 4y
radhikeey Congratulations 🎊 🎉 4y
CoffeeK8 Congrats! 🎉 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage This is fantastic! Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 4y
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The Nutmeg Tree: A Novel | Margery Sharp

Would you enjoy a light comedic British novel about a middle-aged woman who loves a good drink, a good time, satisfying sex, and small luxuries, but rarely manages to have more than one of those at a time? Then you will love this novel. All of Margery Sharp‘s ebooks are $3 right now. I own all of them and I read them over and over. You should too.

jillrhudy Sounds right up my alley! 4y
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For research purposes-an excellent history of ladies beating people up.

CherylSwafford Sounds very interesting :) 4y
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Hey everybody! Just wanted to let you know that this exists. The first three Kopp novels in an ebook bundle, with some bonus material, on sale this week for $3.99. That‘s crazy cheap IMHO, but they don‘t ask me! :)

dsfisher I have all three on Kindle and Now grabbing the hardbacks. Great books and an insane price for all three! 4y
tammysue Just picked it up! Thank you for posting!💕 4y
Daisey I‘ve been looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Thanks for posting! 4y
tpixie Thanks for posting!! I just bought them! Excited to catch up and also for the Bonus material!! 4y
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I‘m flat on the couch with a bad back reading this amazing novel with some really excellent dosas on the way and it‘s just about the best Saturday night ever. That‘s all I wanted to say.

Psychobabble Dosas... yum!! 4y
Leftcoastzen I have to say if you ask most Littens, being under the weather in some ways isn‘t that bad , as long as we can read.Hope you feel better soon. 😀 4y
ReadingEnvy I hope your back improves soon! 4y
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tpixie Hope your back is better!! Those TENS units they now have at Walmart, Walgreens, etc are life savers!! The electrical stimulation really relaxes the tight muscles! ( Icy Hot, Omron) 4y
AmyStewart @tpixie hmmmmm....I‘ve had my eye on those things.... 4y
tpixie @AmyStewart oh- I steal my husband‘s often!! Well worth the $40 - $50. 🍀🍀🍀 4y
ChroniclesofaBookishMom I‘m with @tpixie those are amazing! The book is too. 🤗 4y
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The Drunken Botanist | Amy Stewart
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I‘m so excited about the Spanish edition of The Drunken Botanist! Finally, a foreign edition that I can read—and it‘s for sale in the US!

Christine11 Looks great - lovely cover! 😊 5y
sudi That cover is so beautiful 😍 5y
AngelicaLuvsBooks My kinda book 😊 5y
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The Pursuit of Love | Nancy Mitford

“I think housework is far more tiring and frightening than hunting is, no comparison, and yet after hunting we had eggs for tea and were made to rest for hours, but after housework people expect one to go on as if nothing special had happened.”

OMG how had I never read this before????? It‘s brilliant.

DivineDiana How true! 5y
BethFishReads YES!!!!! I love love love the Mitfords and this book in particular 5y
quietjenn One of my favorites. ❤ 5y
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Mr Bridge | Evan S. Connell
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Following Mrs. Bridge...the sequel (told from the husband‘s POV) is considerably darker and weirder. He‘s just as cloistered in white suburbia as his wife, just as emotionally stifled, but considerably more prejudiced. When I think about the time period when this was written, I can see what a pointed critique of the country club set it really was. Well worth reading—quick and engrossing—read with a friend, because you will want to talk about it!

Boxtersushi I enjoyed them both - I think it was in the wake of the movie featuring Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward as the Bridges. 5y
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Mrs. Bridge | Evan Connell
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WOW. I picked this up after Meg Wolitzer recommended it in the NYT and it‘s incredible. A sweet, wistful, sometimes sad novel that is also a sharp social commentary. It reminded me of a few women in my family. Now I‘m off to pick up the sequel, Mr. Bridge.

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Hey look—we have a cover! This is the novel I started writing today after the 2016 election – and it‘s about the election of 1916. Entertainment Weekly just posted an excerpt.

JennyBookworm Love it! 5y
catebutler Love this cover reveal! 5y
Graciouswarriorprincess Love this!💕 5y
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tif That's an awesome looking cover 5y
Karkar Yippie. Love the cover! 5y
dsfisher Absolutely can‘t wait!!! 5y
CindyMyLifeIsLit I just added the first book in the series to my Goodreads tbr. My friends‘ reviews are raves, so I can‘t wait! 5y
Christine GREAT cover!! :) 5y
readinginthedark ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
bookmaiden I love it! Can't wait!! 4y
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Haven‘t read it, but this title made me laugh out loud (I mean, read the subtitle as well)—-And it‘s a good excuse to post a picture of my chicken.

BookHermit I dig the chicken 5y
StaceyKondla That is an excellent chicken!!! 5y
AmyStewart Thank you. Her name was Ladybird. I‘m sorry to say she‘s no longer with us. 5y
C.Perone Love the chicken! .... Title also made me laugh, may have to check this one out 5y
tpixie Lovely chicken!!! RIP LADYBIRD 5y
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