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Joined May 2019

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Kintu | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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A compelling family saga, a sublime and important epic!! And so much more!
Reading this novel felt like travelling. To Uganda. Where the 21th century characters try to come to terms with their colononial past, the independence and the violence that came with this. And how can they reconcile the deeply rooted belief in an ancestor's curse and the western explanations for the mental and other disasters that chase Kintu Kidda's offspring?

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The Gustav Sonata | Rose Tremain
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Heartbreakingly moving. Two boys growing up, learning about love and friendship.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I read this not long ago and loved it! My first by this author 2mo
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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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On top of my summer stack! Just looking at it makes me happy 😃😎

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Kintu | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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My next one waiting for me ... very promising start!

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The Friendly Ones | Philip Hensher
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The Friendly Ones ... Who are they? In Pakistan they are the bad guys. Definitely. What happened there in 1971 made my blood run cold. In England they are the type of neighbours who don't mind the spicy odours that come from the kitchen of the Bengali family next door. Hensher wrote a psychological novel, Dickensian style. A slow but compelling read about two dysfunctional/traumatized families. But he also wrote a historical novel. A masterpiece!!

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Paula | Isabel Allende
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By telling het daughter Paula's story Allende changed my life. I was only 25 years old at the time I was reading it. It was a difficult time in my life and I had been pitying myself (too much). Reading along I realized life was a gift. And that it was up to me: to be or not to be? I went for "to be". I took up my studies and moved on. And today I still feel Allende's power. The power of her storytelling, which feels like the power of life itself.

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The Shadow Land: A Novel | Elizabeth Kostova
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One of my favourite authors, but this novel is incredibly boring. The story drags itself along, the characters are superficial. What a pity, since this novel's theme is a very relevant one ...

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What a Carve Up! | Jonathan Coe
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My favourite novel by my favourite author. Coe's characters are interesting people who represent the society they live in perfectly well, no matter whether they are well regarded members, outcasts or anarchists.

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While reading Harris' trilogy I fell in love with Cicero. He accompagnied me everywhere I went for a long time. I miss him very much ...

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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Lahiri pulls you into her characters' life and culture like no other!

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Compelling story ...

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The Only Story: A novel | Julian Barnes
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A real treat if you like a good story with characters who are dynamic and worked out in depth.

RaimeyGallant Good to know! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
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