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SophfroniaScott

SophfroniaScott

Joined February 2017

Lover of chocolate-covered almonds and author of forthcoming novel UNFORGIVABLE LOVE, pub date 9-26-2017 from @WilliamMorrow. Agent: @BrettneBloom
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Joy Castro possesses a beautiful consciousness--a brave awareness of her life that is at once inspiring and humbling. These essays teem with strength, elegance, and a thoughtfulness of one who has taken a hard look at her world and come away with a desire to design her life on her own terms. By the end I was near tears as she described the sisterhood she cultivates in middle age as an empty nester exploring a new sense of self. A remarkable book.

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Love and Ruin: A Novel | Paula McLain
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Attended a lovely event last night with Paula McClain at the Random House headquarters. Paula‘s new novel, about Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn and their time in Cuba, is out today.

Reviewsbylola I‘m so excited for her new book! 2y
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I met the author Edwidge Danticat last month and was thrilled to see her again this week at the 2018 Festival of Faith & Writing. Her brave and beautiful work has inspired me for many years. Reading her latest, The Art of Death, now.

Buddys_Momma Beautiful photo!!! 2y
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This book came out this week and my copy just arrived. Looking forward to digging in. I‘ve read about gratitude before but I‘m curious to see what the author has to say about it.

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Born to Run | Bruce Springsteen
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This book is everything an autobiography should be. It's a record of a life but Springsteen manages to walk this amazing line where he's being totally open without being too revealing, informative without betraying confidences. He's vulnerable, insightful, and reflective where his story most needs it. The writing is stunning both at the sentence level and in terms of its epic scope. I love this book.

Cinfhen Great review...I did this as an audio and Springsteen reading his book was sooooo sexy 2y
bnp Listening to this now, and I agree - this is a good, reflective autobiography. If you can write song lyrics you can write. 2y
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Born to Run | Bruce Springsteen
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Treating myself by finally starting this today. Need some Bruce in my life right now. 🎸

AmyG Such a good book. (edited) 2y
Cinfhen I listened to the audio 💕 2y
SophfroniaScott @Cinfhen I‘m doing both! Audio in the car, hardcover book at home. 2y
Cinfhen Isn‘t his voice delicious!!!! 2y
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Last March when we celebrated audiobooks here I posted about my talented and beloved friend Katherine Kjellgren, narrator of over 200 books. Last month Katy died after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. I couldn‘t bring myself to post this news here sooner because I‘m heartbroken and because I know so many of you know and loved her voice. She‘s nominated for a 2018 Audie Award for this book. Audible posted this tribute.

sprainedbrain I was so sad to hear of her passing. I‘m sorry for your loss. 2y
DGRachel I‘m so sorry. 😔 2y
Jas16 I am so sorry. 2y
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LorieL I'm so sorry for your loss. Wish I could give you a hug! 💞 2y
Lcsmcat I‘m so sorry. 2y
readordierachel So sorry 💙 2y
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Love's Long Line | Sophfronia Scott
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I think the cover of my new memoir/essay collection looks like a Valentine so I‘ll just leave this here. 😊❤️ #ValentinesDay

MicheleinPhilly This sounds wonderful! Congrats! 2y
SophfroniaScott Thanks @MicheleinPhilly! It‘s not a book I expected to write so its presence in the world holds a particular sweetness for me. 2y
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Okay, now I‘m totally floored! Look at this amazing “face” book photo of my novel posted by Amesbury Public Library! @WilliamMorrow #bookfacefriday

readordierachel Wow, that's incredible! 2y
SophfroniaScott I know, right? I was so surprised! 2y
Bambolina_81 How wonderful! That must feel great, well done! 2y
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DivineDiana Creative and beautiful! ❤️ 2y
JazzFeathers 😁👏👏👏 2y
AmyG One of the best I‘ve seen yet. 2y
LeahBergen Wow!!! 2y
WilliamMorrowBooks That is VERY cool. 2y
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Today is publication day for Tayari Jones‘s new novel. It was also announced as Oprah‘s next book club pick. Is this the first time she chose a book on its publication day?

AmyG I am hoping this comes today from my BOTM. 2y
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I‘ve had this poem in my head ever since my father died 27 years ago this month but I couldn‘t remember who wrote it or where I‘d read it. Thanks Donald Quist for bringing this Alice Walker gem back to me. ❤️

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Halsey Street | Naima Coster
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My current read. It‘s okay. Reading it for a radio show. Will let you know more when I finish.

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Tain and I did our first book signing event this week. Thanks to all who stopped by. And thanks to Paraclete Press for supporting us and making this great poster! So much fun! ❤️📚🖊

Cinfhen Wonderful 💕💕 2y
DivineDiana Love this photo and the two of you writing together! ❤️ 2y
Kendra.Diane Love this photo! What an awesome adventure 2y
SophfroniaScott Thank you!! 2y
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So glad it's #Friyayintro! @jess.how

1.) Drivers going straight despite having the turn signal on.
2.) Oxford, England
3.) Max Perkins: Editor of Genius. It was fascinating!
4.) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
5.) What book do you want to read or finish before year's end?

I've been working my way through the third volume of Thomas Merton's journals for way too long. Time to finish it.

jfalkens At least The Eye of the World it's a reread but it's been awhile and I'm hoping to finish the series this time. You? 2y
julesG I'd love to finish/read several books. One that is catching dust on my nightstand right now is 2y
GondorGirl I'm stuck in the middle of this one. I don't know what my problem is, but I'd really like to finish it. 2y
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2BR02B The Broken Earth trilogy. Right now I'm on 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘d like to finish all the 2017 BOTM selections but it won‘t happen. 😂 2y
SophfroniaScott I've been working my way through the third volume of Thomas Merton's journals for way too long. Time to finish it. (edited) 2y
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This was okay but I felt the author had a hard time "sharing" his running with his reader. When times were no longer important to him it was especially difficult to understand why he still ran despite the runners blues he describes. The same goes for his discussion of the writing craft. He has done it for so long on his own it's probably difficult for him to explain how he does it.

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Well, that was fast! The book my son Tain and I wrote doesn't come out for another month but it is currently #1 New Release in Children & Teens Christian Education on Amazon: goo.gl/HCpboU How cool is that? 😊

Redwritinghood 👏👏 2y
Texreader It‘s wonderful!!! 2y
Cinfhen That's fabulous 😍😍😍congrats 2y
DivineDiana How wonderful! 2y
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A brief but deep book. I especially appreciated Palmer's description of five shadows that leaders need to be wary of. And this: "We learn that we need not carry the whole load but can share it with others, liberating us and empowering them. We learn that sometimes we are free to lay the load down altogether. The great community asks us to do only what we are able and trust the rest to other hands."

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And here are the remaining two (top and bottom on the right) of the previously mentioned six events.

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With six events coming up, (five of them in the next ten days!) I just might be in your neighborhood soon. Here's the schedule. Details on my website at https://sophfronia.com/upcoming-events/ Here are 4 of the 6.

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On my way to Fall 2017 Meacham Writers' Workshop in Chattanooga, TN. Taking Parker J. Palmer with me. 😉

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I've never been to Italy but so happy my novel has made it there! A friend sent this pic from Matera. 😊❤️📚#UncannyOctober #booksinthewild @RealLifeReading

Marchpane So cool! Gorgeous photo ✨ 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That‘s beautiful! 2y
britt_brooke 😍 2y
youneverarrived Lush photo 😍 2y
ephemeralwaltz Love this😍😍😍 2y
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I listened to this on a long solitary drive back from a speaking gig in upstate New York. Gilbert's concept of neglected ideas leaving one writer in search of another is kind of freaky but the book is full of encouragement and insight. A good gift for the hesitant artist in your life.

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Haven't had a lot of reading time lately but I was determined to finish this excellent biography. Berg captures the humanity of the legendary editor Perkins as well as the legends he discovered: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe. The book is also provides an inside look at the publishing industry at the time. Some things have changed but much is interestingly the same.

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I recently saw the film Genius and when I read in the credits it was based on this biography I had to get it. Now I can't stop reading it. Fascinating to read about how writers like Fitzgerald and Hemingway went about their work, and the lengths Perkins had to go to to convince his conservative publishing house to open up to their fresh new voices.

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UNFORGIVABLE LOVE is in People magazine! It's the new issue with Prince William on the cover. Thrilled! @WilliamMorrow @brettne @TheBookGroup

Buddys_Momma Can't wait to get this---should be arriving on Tuesday 😁 2y
Jas16 That is awesome! Can't wait to read this! 2y
LeahBergen Congrats!! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
MicheleinPhilly How exciting! Congrats! 2y
KarenUK Amazing! 💕💕💕 2y
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@elisehooper and I share a fabulous editor (Lucia Macro) and publisher, @WilliamMorrow , and this year have walked the journey toward our books together. But she lives all the way in Seattle so when she came to Connecticut I jumped at the chance to meet her in person on her tour for THE OTHER ALCOTT.

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Within a block of where I'm sitting there are two bookstores and this gorgeous library. Lawrence, Kansas you have me at hello! ❤️📚 I'm here for a symposium at the University of Kansas celebrating the 80th anniversary of the publication of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Sace Gorgeous! 2y
HannaPolkadots Wowzers! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage What a wonderful reason for a symposium. I hope you'll share some highlights with us! 2y
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Chelleo Sounds amazing in all fronts! 2y
mdm139 Go to The Dusty Bookshelf, it is my all time favorite used bookstore. They have a cat. And they can use the support since a few months ago the other location ( their first store )burned down to the ground. 2y
SophfroniaScott I did go to The Dusty Bookshelf @mdm139! It was wonderful. 2y
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One of my favorite books from childhood--this lovely story of twins who win scholarships to a prestigious London ballet school. #LetsDance #SeptemBowie @Marchpane @Cinfhen

KerriNTurner I collect children's ballet books, and this is going on my list 😊 2y
Cinfhen That's cool @KerriNTurner 👯👯👯👯 2y
SophfroniaScott @KerriNTurner @Cinfhen It truly is a beautiful book. I was thrilled to come across this copy which had once been in a library's collection. It was like seeing old friends again. 2y
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This seemed like a good #ManicMonday selection! #AwesomeAutumnBooks @Jess7

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣😂☺️😂 2y
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Body of a Dancer | Rene E. D'Aoust
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In going for #OccupationintheTitle I realized I wanted to include my own occupation: writer! I also highly recommend D'Aoust's essay collection reflecting on her time as a Martha Graham dancer. #Fallintobooks @RealLifeReading

mklong Thanks for the rec. I love Martha Graham's memoir so I'm very interested to hear from one of her dancers 2y
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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This is the copy of Jane Eyre I read at age 13. She taught me how to think through problems and how a woman who, to the world, has nothing can take charge of her life. She gave me hope. #FemaleHeroes #AutumnReads #RebelRebel #SeptemBowie @Marchpane @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Well played❤️#multitasking 2y
LeahBergen What a great cover! 2y
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The Mover of Bones | Robert Vivian
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I find the landscape images on the covers of Robert Vivian's Tall Grass Trilogy novels to be absolutely haunting and beautiful. #coverlovers #awesomeautumnbooks @Jess7

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Living a Beautiful Life | Alexandra Stoddard
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Since today is #cursive I'm highlighting Alexandra Stoddard's book subtitled "500 Ways to Add Elegance, Order, Beauty and Joy to Every Day of Your Life." Writing cursive I think adds all this and I hope we don't lose it in our texting world. #fallintobooks @RealLifeReading

Nute How can we let that type of writing disappear? Just look at the loveliness of it. 2y
SophfroniaScott I agree @Nute. My son complains but I make him practice his cursive. 2y
RealLifeReading Great picks!! 2y
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Stephen King taught me writing is indeed a craft and I must work on it and continually add to my writer's toolbox. For that he's one of my #heroes. This is one of the best books ever on writing. #SeptemBowie @Marchpane @Cinfhen

Marchpane This book is fantastic. I'm not even a writer and I still found it so readable and interesting. Great choice! 2y
Cinfhen Excellent choice ❣️ 2y
RaimeyGallant It's amazing how relevant it is all these years later. 2y
SophfroniaScott True @RaimeyGallant! Hey, today is Stephen King's birthday! 2y
RaimeyGallant Woot! 2y
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Elise Hooper and I share a publisher and an editor and our books are both September babies. She's due on the 5th, I'm the 26th but we're celebrating together. It's going to be a fun autumn! 🍂 #SeptemberMostAnticipated #fallintobooks @RealLifeReading @WilliamMorrow UPDATE: Since The Other Alcott is about #siblings it counts for #awesomeautumnbooks! #mostanticipated #autumnreads @Jess7

JazzFeathers Congrats to both of you. Have a gresr launch and lots of sales 👏👏😀😀🙌🙌🙌 2y
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Starting this tonight. The cover is one of my favorites so far this year. Glad to get an ARC. The finished book comes out 9/5.

rubyslippersreads Can't wait to read this! 2y
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This Could Hurt | Jillian Medoff
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Authors and Booksellers reception at the offices of @HarperCollins this week! Had the pleasure of meeting Jillian Medoff. Her forthcoming novel, THIS COULD HURT, drops in January.

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Today's library book haul. Mind you I went in to pick up only one book. Sigh. #BookHaul

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I'm totally blown away by this #bookbento image @WilliamMorrow created for my novel! The book reimagines Les Liaisons Dangereuses—today is the last day to enter the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win a free copy. http://bit.ly/2v2WmsH

LeahBergen That's gorgeous. 2y
DivineDiana Sorry, I missed this post and the Goodreads giveaway. 😕 2y
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A good afternoon for tea at Starbucks and a little Thomas Merton.

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One of my favorite books, the letters of two friends, both writers, who deeply admire and support each other. "We must catch the train, Robert, we must move, otherwise life takes you, makes you soggy. We're wearing cheap shoes, we must stay ahead of it." #BestBuds #JubilantJuly @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Great quote 2y
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Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering is Fujimura's response to the novel Silence by Shūsaku Endō. Fujimura offers "Silence and Endo's many books as a path toward deeper knowledge of our Savior" and this book is his narrative of walking this path himself and how the faith journey has found expression in his art. His insights on culture and cultivating it as a source of hope and support are much needed thoughts today.

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As the seventh month dies it's only natural the #saga on my mind is J.K. Rowling's magical masterpiece. #JubilantJuly @RealLifeReading

DeleteAcct Beautiful hardbacks. 2y
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Update: @WilliamMorrow is having a giveaway of ARCS of my novel! Here's the link: http://a.pgtb.me/D6Rwx0 Let me know if you win and I'll send a signed bookplate for you. ❤️😊

Lcsmcat Thanks for sharing! 2y
Jas16 Just entered! 2y
SophfroniaScott You're welcome! @Lcsmcat and @Jas16, this is fun! 2y
DivineDiana I entered! Thank you for sharing! 2y
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Well today's #journey hashtag is proving appropriate. I've been trying to get to Nashville since yesterday. Yesterday's flight was cancelled and now my 11:59am flight is delayed. It's 2:30 and still haven't boarded. So I'm spending my birthday at the airport. Glad I have a book but here's the thing: no Cinnabon at this airport! 😋☹️😉#jubilantjuly @RealLifeReading

MicheleinPhilly Ugh. Traveling by air these days is truly the 9th circle of hell. Take thee to the bookstore! And happy birthday! 2y
AlaMich Happy birthday!!🎊 2y
SophfroniaScott Good idea @MicheleinPhilly! I think I will. 2y
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RealLifeReading Happy birthday! 🎂🍾 2y
Lcsmcat Happy Birthday ! I hope you have a delayed celebration once you escape the airport. 2y
RachelO How frustrating! Think you'll have to extend your birthday celebrations for the full week. Happy Birthday! 2y
AmyG Happy Birthday! Go on a birthday airport shoppng spree! 🎂 2y
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎂 2y
DivineDiana Wishing you a year filled with books and adventure! Hope you have boarded by now! 2y
Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎁🎊🎉🎂🎈 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That's a bummer. Glad you have something good to read and I wish you a happy birthday! 2y
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Right now I'm all about the #sideprofile of this gorgeous woman on the cover of my forthcoming novel! Designers at @WilliamMorrow totally rocked on it. Pub date is September 26. #sideprofiles #jubilantjuly @RealLifeReading

TheWordJar Beautiful! 😍 2y
Cinfhen Exciting 💕 2y
SophfroniaScott Thanks! I'm thrilled about it! 😊❤️ 2y
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MicheleinPhilly This sounds fantastic! #stacked Congratulations! 2y
Jas16 Gorgeous! 2y
CocoReads Reimagining of Dangerous Liaisons? I'm in! Gorgeous cover as well! 2y
Buddys_Momma Beautiful cover---I've preordered this and can't wait to read it! 😍💜💜 2y
RealLifeReading Ooh sounds great! 2y
Blaire Beautiful! 2y
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A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
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A little revolution now and then... Bastille Day reading for #JubilantJuly. #setinFrance @RealLifeReading

Lynnsoprano OMG! The perfect Bastille Day read😄 2y
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Elements of Style | Wendy Wasserstein
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The novel is so-so but I've always loved the #Style of this cover of Wendy Wasserstein's novel. #JubilantJuly @RealLifeReading

rubyslippersreads I would buy that just for the cover. 😍 2y
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Book haul from our library's annual mega-sale: a little fiction, a little inspiration and wisdom, a little research for the next novel I'm writing, and some Japanese manga for my son. 😊📚📚

erzascarletbookgasm Yay! for Naruto! 2y
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Started this today. Looking forward to hearing the author speak on Saturday about one of his art installations currently on display in New York City.