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WorldsOkayestStepMom

Joined January 2018

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The Covenant of Water | Abraham Verghese
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Pickpick

Oh man, what a book! This will live rent free in my head for a long time. I absolutely loved the characters, the setting, the plot, all of it!

Crazeedi Great book 6d
Bookwormjillk One of my favorites 6d
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My brain was awful to me yesterday and today is not looking so hot either. I just want to lay in bed and read my book, but I have a day job.

RaeLovesToRead 🫂🫂🫂 3w
Bookwomble I hope your days are feeling at least a bit easier 🩷 2w
Bookwomble I hope things have improved over the past week, Emily ❤️‍🩹 2w
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Bookwomble thank you for checking on me! Things have been a bit easier for me. ❤️ 1w
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The Covenant of Water | Abraham Verghese
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Oklahoma Litsy friends, you good? Tornadoes all day and into tonight have me up right now. About to head to bed to read a bit to wind down and try to sleep. Pictured is my peony blooms that I'm not sure have survived the storms.

Texreader Oh dear!! Keep safe! 4w
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Texreader so far, we're good and have no damage. But we will keep a close ear out for the weather radio's alarm. 4w
Prairiegirl_reading Oh my goodness! I hope you are ok!! 3w
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WorldsOkayestStepMom @Prairiegirl_reading we are good here! Thank you! 3w
marleed God you are safe. I was in tornado watch county in Kansas City but no tornado warnings in my area. Homes do have basements here so that‘s a bonus! …The home of a family close to my heart narrowly escaped severe tornado damage in Omaha, but their larger community was hit hard. 3w
UwannaPublishme Keep safe! 3w
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Just Grandma and Me | Mercer Mayer
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Michael & Lyly hanging out today!

Gissy Aww! Those eyes!😱😍❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Gissy some days they are more gray, and sometimes they are more blue. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 1mo
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The Covenant of Water | Abraham Verghese

Still making my way through this lovely book, and I think I'd like to re-join #LitsyLove but I'm not sure how to go about doing that. Can anyone help?

TieDyeDude Email Misty at loverofbooks75@gmail.com 😊 1mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @TieDyeDude thank you so much! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes, email me your information ❤️ 1mo
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The Inner Circle | Brad Meltzer
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Panpan

Finally finished my first book for the month. I should have bailed on it as it didn't keep my interest much. I won't be continuing the series.

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The Inner Circle | Brad Meltzer
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Reading the tagged, but my visit with Michael meant I haven't read much today. It's okay though because for the first time, he fell asleep while I was holding him! His momma says that so far, that's never happened. She has always had to hold him to get him to sleep. I felt like the chosen one! Here he is, asleep on me. #Grandson #RaisingReaders

AmyG Awwwww ❤️ 4mo
RaeLovesToRead 💕💕💕💕 4mo
dabbe 🖤🩶🖤 4mo
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marleed What a sweetie. There is nothing more Hygge than a sleeping baby! 4mo
Gissy Adorable! Enjoy the lovely, unique moment❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
UwannaPublishme Awwww! How sweet! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Pickpick

This book gave me all the warm fuzzies & I enjoyed every minute of reading it!

LoverOfLearning Such a beautiful book. Easy 5 star for me 3mo
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Pickpick

I follow Jenny L Howe on IG and won her giveaway a year or so ago for this book. I finally got around to reading it and it was charming! I loved the fat representation.

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176 pages in & we get to the first kiss. Is this considered a slow-burn?

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story | Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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Pickpick

Thoroughly researched and I loved the essay format!

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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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So weird to think I've been on active on this little corner of the internet for 6 years already! I've loved every minute of it!

IndoorDame Happy Litsyversary!!!!! 4mo
Mollyanna Happy Litsyversary! 4mo
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 4mo
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mabell Happy Litsyversary! 🎉 4mo
IuliaC Happy Litsyversary! 📚🎈 4mo
Gissy Happy Litsyversary🥳📚📚📚🎉🎉🎉 4mo
mrp27 Happy Litsyversary! 🎉📚🎉📚 4mo
Bookzombie Happy Litsyversary!! 4mo
dabbe HL! 💜🤍💜 4mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 4mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🎉📚 4mo
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Mehso-so

A little cheesy in parts, and it had parts I wanted to skim, but it wasn't a bad Christmas book. First of 12 chunksters out of the way!

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Got to hang out with my favorite tiny human (my grandson) today!

Soubhiville So much hair! What a cutie. ❤️ 4mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Soubhiville yes! He was born with all of it! 💙 4mo
monibookishnerd Congratulations! Wishing you and your new previous family member all the blessings and goodness possible! 4mo
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Gissy Awww!so cute🥰 4mo
dabbe 🖤💜🖤 4mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Gissy @dabbe thanks!! He's my favorite! 💙💙💙 4mo
Leftcoastzen Awwww! Awesome! 4mo
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Pickpick

Funny and raw, I enjoyed it even though I'd never heard of Maria before this.

Seasons is loving the tortilla blanket that just came out of the dryer! #CatsOfLitsy

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
RaeLovesToRead Hello floofy! 🥰 5mo
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Just Grandma and Me | Mercer Mayer
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Here I am, holding my grandson Michael!

Tagged is one of my favorite books in my favorite children's series by Mercer Meyer. I can't wait to read it to Michael when he comes to visit!

BookNAround Congratulations on your new little reader! 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @BookNAround thank you so much! 5mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
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Tamra Sweet!! 😍 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Tamra he is the best baby! 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @dabbe 💙💙💙 5mo
Gissy Lovely photo❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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Pickpick

Such a great book! I actually used the highlighter function in my Kindle for important sentences.

And with this, I met my reading goal for the year!

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Women Talking | Miriam Toews
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Bailedbailed

I can't stand the narrator and I'm not emotionally invested in this book.

TEArificbooks I liked the movie 5mo
currentlyreadinginCO I had similar feelings about the audio & story 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @TEArificbooks is the movie on Netflix? 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @currentlyreadinginCO glad I'm not alone in that! 5mo
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Pickpick

Such a beautifully written book! I love the way the author uses words to make such imagery!

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Untitled | Anonymous

LIFE UPDATE:
My grandson was born this morning at 6:07! I'm a Lyly now & forever! I've been writing him letters in a little notebook to give to him when he's older and today I got to write "happy birth day"! My daughter said delivery went smoothly and she is doing well too!

This last week has been busy, between the funeral, Christmas, & now the birth, but I'm excited to get back to my reading goal. 1.5 books left to go.

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎊 5mo
AmyG Congrats! 🎉 5mo
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Aims42 Congrats, Lyly!! 5mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 5mo
kyraleseberg How wonderful!!! Congratulations!!! 5mo
Prairiegirl_reading Congratulations!! 5mo
BookmarkTavern Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @BookmarkTavern thank you! 🥰🥰 5mo
Amiable Congratulations! How exciting! 5mo
Tamra How wonderful! ❤️ 5mo
dabbe Congrats! 💙❄️💙 5mo
Monica5 Congratulations 5mo
mrp27 Congratulations!! 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Tamra 💙💙💙 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @mrp27 thank you!💙 5mo
mabell Congratulations! 5mo
JessClark78 Congratulations! 5mo
UwannaPublishme Just saw this! Congrats! 🎉👶🏻❤️ 5mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Merry Christmas! We celebrated as a little family last weekend and as a larger family last night. We are impatiently awaiting the arrival of our grandson right now, and so thankful for all the blessings we have been given!

Gissy Enjoy your time with your grandson 💚❤️💚 5mo
AmyG Merry Christmas 🎄 5mo
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What to Expect When You're Expecting | Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
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My last post was really sad (thank you for your condolences for my family), & I'm trying to pull myself out of a depressive episode. This post is a happy post! Today is my grandson's due date, but he's still happy in the womb for now. The doctor scheduled an induction, but doesn't think we will make it to then! Exciting for me! Instead of "Grandma" I'm going to be called "Lyly". ???

Aims42 Congrats to becoming a Lyly!! 😍💙 5mo
marleed Oh congratulations! You are going to love being a Lyly! 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Aims42 @marleed thank you so much! I'm so excited! 5mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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This beautiful woman recently passed away. She was my husband's grandma, and lived to be 93. I will miss the way she smiled at me when she saw me and always said, "I love you".

Aims42 Sending you and your family hugs ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
dabbe Thinking of you and your family. ❤️ 5mo
Gissy A big hug from the distance ❤️ 5mo
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peanutnine Sorry for your loss ❤️‍🩹 5mo
Librarybelle Sorry for your loss 5mo
mabell So sorry for your loss - What a lovely memory to treasure ❤️ 5mo
Reggie I‘m so sorry. 5mo
marleed I‘m sorry for your loss. Grandparents are so special. 5mo
Bookwomble My condolences, Emily ♥️ 5mo
RavenclawOwlCat Oh no! I‘m just now seeing this! Darn, I‘m sorry, may your hearts heal! 5mo
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The Art Forger: A Novel | B. A. Shapiro
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Interesting story based on the Gardner museum art heist!

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julesG 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Tamra 😂 5mo
dabbe 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Gissy 😂😂😂 5mo
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A House for Happy Mothers | Amulya Malladi
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Mehso-so

Enjoyable book, but not great in my opinion.

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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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Pickpick

So many characters to keep up with, but I can see why this is considered a classic!

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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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FINALLY just over halfway through this book!

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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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I had never heard of Jennette before the memoir came out, but she has had a hard life. Great memoir!

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Cozy Halloween: Cozy Mystery Boxed Set | Addison Moore, Bellamy Bloom
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The snakes are supposed to be on top of Shadow's head, but he ended that really quick. Lol Happy Halloween!!

AmyG Ha! 7mo
dabbe Shadow, you're too adorable! 🖤🐾🖤 7mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @dabbe thanks! He knows he's cute! Lol 7mo
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Gissy That face🐶🧡🧡🧡 7mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Gissy he's a good boy! 7mo
mabell So cute! 7mo
TorieStorieS Hah!! Adorable!! 🥰 7mo
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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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Pickpick

I liked this thriller! My husband described me as "enthusiastic" when I was talking with him about it. Parts were unbelievable, but overall a pick.

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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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Shadow is supposed to be standing guard for me while I read this book, but found him sleeping on the job!

AmyG Ha! 7mo
dabbe Hello there, Shweet Shadow! 🖤🐾🖤 7mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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What the what?! This was an amazing read, for the most part! Well thought out, but needed at least one more round of editing. The "shower of strings" on the harp took me out of the story briefly. I flew through this in less than 24 hours, staying up way too late to finish it, as it's 3:30 AM...perfect thriller for spooky season if you like psychological novels!

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Pickpick

Low pick, but because the first half was bogged down with other cases and back story. In the end, it was really interesting to see how the police were able to get their conviction.

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The Missing Sister | Elle Marr
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Mehso-so

This book was okay, but kind of forgettable. I tolerated the main character, but loved Chang!

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Lady Killers reminded me of the My Favorite Murder podcast! Each chapter covers a different woman serial killer. Happy to get this one off my Kindle TBR, it's been there for literal years.

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Reading about women serial killers with Shadow keeping guard!

dabbe Hello there, Sweet Shadow! 🖤🐾🖤 8mo
WildAlaskaBibliophile Oooo, sounds good! 8mo
ladym30 Shadow has a sweet face!❤️ 8mo
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Tamra Cutie! 8mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @WildAlaskaBibliophile so far it's been really interesting! Just crossed the halfway point today. 8mo
mabell 🥰🥰 8mo
Gissy Look that sweet face🐶🤎🤎🤎 8mo
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Bailedbailed

I don't like the writing style and I feel like there is no plot at all. I'm just over halfway through and feel like it's not going anywhere.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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I follow Libby on IG and they had a fun autumn themed this or that!

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Dogs on Instagram | @Dogsofinstagram
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My daughter's dog, Shadow, moved in with us this weekend! We are reestablishing boundaries between him & my resident cat Seasons, but so far so good. You may be seeing Shadow from time to time on my posts! #DogsOfLitsy

IndoorDame Welcome Shadow! 😍🐕 8mo
mabell How sweet! 😍 8mo
AmyG Awwwww ❤️ 8mo
Gissy 🐶🐾🐾🤎🤎🤎🤎 8mo
dabbe Hello there, SHweet SHadow! 🖤🐾🖤 8mo
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Amora: Stories | Natalia Borges Polesso
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Panpan

I only really enjoyed 2 of the short stories. I'm happy to finally get this off my Kindle though! I got it for free through Amazon Crossings several years ago.

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Secret of Elephants | Vasundra Tailor
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Mehso-so

An okay novel, and I liked the characters.

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Madness: A Bipolar Life | Marya Hornbacher
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Pickpick

As a person with bipolar II, I found this memoir to be highly relatable. I want my husband to read it so he understands me a bit better. There needs to be a trigger warning though for suicide attempt.

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Hemingway's Cats | Lindsey Hooper
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Quick, easy read with a couple minor errors (nothing too bad). Cute novel, especially if you like cats!

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I absolutely adored every word Nezhukumatathil wrote and want to read more of her work!

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Hemingway's Cats | Lindsey Hooper
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Reading a book about cats means I get to share a picture of my furry child, Seasons! #catsoflitsy

dabbe Hello there, Sweet Seasons! 🖤🐾🖤 9mo
IndoorDame 😻😻😻 9mo
Ladygodiva7 What a cutie!! 🐾🖤🤍 Did you know some cats will develop tinnitus when they wear a bell on the collar? 9mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom @Ladygodiva7 I did not know that. Thanks for telling me!: 9mo
Bookwomble Fortunately, cat bells don't cause hearing problems, so you haven't injured your cat 😺, though with some sensitive cats they might cause anxiety - there are pros and cons to their use. My cat hated collars and bells, and I gave up replacing them as he'd go out wearing a natty one, and nonchalantly return without it! https://excitedcats.com/are-bell-collars-bad-for-a-cats-hearing/ 9mo
Gissy 😻🐾❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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Valentine | Elizabeth Wetmore
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Mehso-so

There were so many characters and points of view in this book, but they all tied together nicely.

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Pickpick

Great book, but super long chapters.

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When We Let Go | Rochelle B. Weinstein
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Mehso-so

I didn't like how much Avery had an internal monolog and how wishy washy she was on telling Jude and Elle her past. But it had a twist towards the end that I didn't see coming and a HEA!

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Solito: A Memoir | Javier Zamora
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I can't imagine making this young man's journey, especially at the age of 9!