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Deep Shadow by Nick Sullivan
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Lonely Planet Experience Italy by Tim Parks, Lonely Planet, Oliver Berry, Nicola Williams, Brendan Sainsbury, Tony Wheeler, Kerry Christiani, Simon Sellars, Gregor Clark, Cristian Bonetto, Kate Morgan, Paula Hardy, Matthew Fort, Alison Bing, Abigail Blasi, Bonnie Alberts, Douglas Cruickshank, Abigail Hole, Olivia Pozzan, Oliver Smith, Sarah Barrell
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I just finished Walking the Nile by the same author and decided this is the perfect next book. I‘ll get started on it tomorrow since I‘m driving on a business trip. Wood walks through 8 countries from #Mexico to #Colombia so it should help me cover a nice chunk of countries for #readingtheamericas

BarbaraBB I bought this one too. I always enjoy his walks! 3d
Librarybelle Hooray! I need to read one of his books! 2d
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Deep Shadow | Nick Sullivan
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The tagged book starts on the island of #Bonaire, which I‘ve never heard of before so here‘s what Wiki told me:

Bonaire is a Dutch island belonging to the Netherlands in the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Its capital is the port of Kralendijk, on the west (leeward) coast of the island.

On our #readingtheamericas list? @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB It is part of the Dutch Antilles so you can use it for that prompt! 4d
Texreader @BarbaraBB Great, thanks!! 3d
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I‘m posting this so I can remember to add it to my tbr when it‘s added to the Litsy database. Here‘s an article about the book:

https://apple.news/AJ2R6d53pS2KE3YrAcYfycg

Bookwormjillk Sounds fun! 3d
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Great video on making your own reading journal

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cnzs1s6uJDH/?igshid=NDk5N2NlZjQ=

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This book follows the first English pirates to cross the Darian Passage (on foot), which is the dividing line between North and South America, mainly from pirate Basil Ringrose‘s diary and the diaries of others. They travel the length of South America and are the first to navigate around Cape Horn, fighting the Spanish, hunger, thirst, and the elements. I learned so much from reading this book, not the least that pirates wrote detailed ⬇️

Texreader diaries! Pirates care mainly about the next big score so they can lose it all drinking and visiting brothels. They worked hard and played hard. They had the most up-to-date medical care because the ship doctor had to treat everything imaginable. Living on a pirate ship can mean months at a time without seeing land or getting re-provisioned with food and water. These pirates were skilled sharpshooters and could defeat large numbers of enemies ⬇️ 6d
Texreader even those with guns as well. They were a democracy and voted in and out captains, sometimes frequently. I was amazed at the detail these pirates recorded! The narrator was very monotone for much of the beginning of the book. Either I got used to it or he finally started enjoying the narrative himself, but the audiobook got better with time. If you have any interest in pirates, this is a must read. #Panama #Chile #Peru #readingtheamericas (edited) 6d
Librarybelle Monotone narrator…yikes! 6d
MamaGina This sounds fascinating and what a great title! 🏴‍☠️ 5d
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Only one confirmed pirate ship had been found when two galleon hunters were lured away from certain treasure from a sunken Spanish ship to look for a pirate ship off an island in the #DominicanRepublic. Based on certain sources they were supposed to find it in a specific location and yet it wasn‘t there. Years of research, tenacity, & ingenuity landed them the big prize. This an excellent book, well written and researched. Highly recommended. ⬇️

Catsandbooks Awesome! 🇩🇴 6d
Librarybelle I‘ll have to check this out! 6d
Bookwormjillk Nice find! 6d
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Expelled from Uganda | Noreen Nasim
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I‘m bailing on this one for now. It‘s very hard to get into. It‘s about when Idi Amin threw all the Asians out of #Uganda. It is following a teenage boy in two timelines—growing up there, and just as the order came down and his extended family all have to leave. Knowing that‘s coming, it‘s really hard to “get excited” about it. I‘m not going to mark it as a bail because it doesn‘t deserve a bad rating on Litsy. It‘s just not for me right now.

Texreader #foodandlit Fortunately a significant part of “Walking the Nile” audiobook that I‘m listening to now takes place in Uganda. 6d
Catsandbooks Oh that's too bad! I think you would like the book I read! 6d
Texreader @Catsandbooks I think so too. I put it on my tbr 6d
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Walking the Nile | Levison Wood
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Still some detail to add and a few styles not pictured. But audiocrafting can be very productive. #Uganda #Foodandlit @Catsandbooks

BkClubCare Lovely! 💕💗 1w
Sapphire Those are gorgeous 7d
DinoMom Gorgeous 7d
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ShelleyBooksie Beautiful job. Love the color pallet. 7d
SilversReviews Beautiful!! 7d
Catsandbooks Love these!! 💕 7d
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Walking the Nile | Levison Wood
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I‘m making valentines while listening to this audiobook

#foodandlit #Uganda @Catsandbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 1w
ShelleyBooksie So pretty!!! 1w
Catsandbooks So cute! ❤️ 7d
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I realize it‘s a bit early but I can be a slow reader so I‘m starting this one now for #authoramonth in February. It was a Christmas swap gift some years ago from @Scochrane26 so I‘m very excited to finally get to read it.

dabbe I truly enjoyed it; interested to hear what you think! 😊 1w
Catsandbooks Love that book! 1w
TheBookHippie This is the only book of hers I liked and I absolutely loved it. 👀♥️🤣 1w
Soubhiville I love this book! Hope you will too. 1w
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Walking the Nile | Levison Wood
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My current book set in #Uganda is very slow, and I‘m in need of a new audiobook so this is it!! And it turns out it was free with my audible subscription. I have learned to check my various subscriptions for freebies before buying books now. So many are available free either on audible or kindle unlimited. #foodandlit @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks I like how your little audiobook is holding hands with the guy! 😂❤️ 1w
Texreader @Catsandbooks I couldn‘t resist!! 1w
Bookwormjillk I read this last year and really liked it. 1w
Texreader @Bookwormjillk I listened to several hours today and I agree 1w
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The Birchbark House | Louise Erdrich
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A year in the life of an 8-YO Native American girl, we experience her happy childhood and the terror a stranger brings to town that changes her life forever. What stood out the most for me was the narrator who I initially thought over-emoted but who was clearly perfect for the job. She narrated all of the characters‘ voices so well, including the Native American language. It was impressive. #authoramonth @Soubhiville TW: see ⬇️

Texreader I read this right at the beginning of the month and sadly, completely forgot to review it. I say that because I recall wanting to provide more insight about the book. I should warn of an incident involving animal cruelty and animal killings that I think could really terrify young readers. So even though it‘s about an 8-YO, and is obviously written for youth, I do NOT think it‘s appropriate for that age without due caution. 1w
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I‘ve just finished this audiobook for #readingtheamericas and I will write a review soon. I just want to let y‘all know it works for #Panama #Peru and #Chile. It could work for other countries because of brief encounters in #Barbados and #Antigua

Daisey I‘m very interested in your review for this one. It sounds fascinating! 1w
Texreader @Daisey I will definitely be recommending it. 1w
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Happy Thesaurus Day!!

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Ebook FREE today. Set in the Caribbean

#readingtheamericas @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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Deep Shadow | Nick Sullivan
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Ebook FREE today. Set in the Caribbean and #Venezuela it will work for multiple countries for #readingtheamericas @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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The Soul of a Woman | Isabel Allende
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I‘ll bet there are more than a few littens who‘d like this animated tattoo

For video clip to watch it in action, here‘s the link:

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CnfdLXzLqa1/?igshid=NDk5N2NlZjQ=

wanderinglynn Very cool! 2w
AshleyHoss820 That is so cool! 2w
Cortg 😍 2w
JackOBotts 😯😍 2w
Soubhiville Wow! 2w
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Daughter and I went to the movie exchange and I grabbed this dvd for #readingtheamericas and #foodandlit next month for #DominicanRepublic

I am loving my pirate books so I thought it‘d be fun to take a visual tour of the islands

@Catsandbooks @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle

Catsandbooks I bet that will be beautiful! 2w
Librarybelle Great idea! 2w
BarbaraBB Such a good idea. 2w
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Another $2 find at Goodwill. The books I got were on my tbr list so I was very fortunate. This one was set out for sale Jan 8.

dabbe A masterful truth-teller. John Adams was probably the best autobiography I have ever read. Yet. 😀 2w
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The Dovekeepers: A Novel | Alice Hoffman
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Another $2 find at Goodwill. Good condition, just a little worn on the edges. They‘d just put out books (this one from Jan 14) because they had a very good selection. We got lucky today.

5feet.of.fury Ziva! 2w
wanderinglynn @5feet.of.fury that‘s exactly what I was thinking! 2w
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Lonely Planet Experience Italy | Tim Parks, Lonely Planet, Oliver Berry, Nicola Williams, Brendan Sainsbury, Tony Wheeler, Kerry Christiani, Simon Sellars, Gregor Clark, Cristian Bonetto, Kate Morgan, Paula Hardy, Matthew Fort, Alison Bing, Abigail Blasi, Bonnie Alberts, Douglas Cruickshank, Abigail Hole, Olivia Pozzan, Oliver Smith, Sarah Barrell
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$2 from Goodwill! Planning our trip to Italy!!

Cortg Nice find! My daughter is in Italy for her 3 week winter term class and is having a blast! I can't wait to go - someday. 2w
Texreader @Cortg Cool!! My daughter is going to do a three-week “summer” class there and I‘m flying in the last week and then she and I will spend 2-3 weeks touring from Rome to Venice. We are so excited!! Neither of us has ever been. (edited) 2w
Cortg Awesome! My daughter is in Rome. She went to Naples over the weekend. I hope you have a wonderful experience! 2w
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Food and Literature | Gitanjali G. Shahani
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In the better late than never category, we finally made it downtown to Schilos today for German food. I had the “Taste of #Germany” with bratwurst, schweinsnitzel, German potato salad, red cabbage, and sauerkraut. #foodandlit @Catsandbooks

dabbe Yum! 2w
Leftcoastzen Wow , I love going to restaurants that have been open a real long time! 2w
Catsandbooks So delicious!! 🇩🇪 2w
Bookishlie Did you have the root beer and split pea soup? Both are amazing!!! 2w
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My little leg warmer (giving me the side eye here) helped me finish my book this morning

#DominicanRepublic #readingtheamericas @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
dabbe That look is priceless. 🤣❣️🐾 2w
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Audiobook on sale today on audible

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PurpleyPumpkin Excellent article, thanks for sharing!☺️ 2w
BarbaraJean “Another disinfectant according to Tetro? Time. ‘You can just let books sit because the majority of microbes can‘t last without food and water for a long period of time,‘ he says. ‘If you just leave a book very, very, very dry and you leave it very, very, very dry for a week, you are reducing probably 99.9 percent of the problems.‘” And here we have a justification for leaving books on my TBR shelf untouched for months and years…😆 2w
Ruthiella @BarbaraJean 😂 Yes, OF COURSE that‘s why they aren‘t read for years! It‘s a matter of hygiene! 2w
Texreader @BarbaraJean @Ruthiella You both had me LOL‘ing!! 😂 2w
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Who would like their own tomb to be commemorated this way? Really interesting little video:

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CnUsDCehWg9/?igshid=NDk5N2NlZjQ=

Libby1 Fascinating reel. 😀 2w
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One of the two men this book is about grew up in gangster land amidst fierce fighting of the Gambino family but escaped and went on to be a bodyguard to celebrities. But I love this…he loved books and history more. He was just 14 when he snuck in to do a scary scuba dive in an 1886 sunken luxury liner. I love real-life stories like this!! #DominicanRepublic #readingtheAmericas

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Eating in my hotel room on a business trip. I stop by HEB and get a fresh salad and tv dinner and here I am enjoying my pirate book to no end. #DominicanRepublic #readtheamericas @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Bklover Oh fun! Sounds so cozy! 2w
BarbaraBB That sounds wonderful! 2w
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My next audiobook. I‘m so happy that #readingtheamericas really lends itself to read about pirates. Two books about pirates at the same time? Fascinating!! @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

#Panama

Librarybelle Haha! I never thought of that, but true…lots of pirate activity at the countries in this challenge! 2w
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Because he served briefly in Mexican President Diaz‘s administration, Dr Urrutia was exiled, choosing San Antonio as his home as the Mexican Revolution raged in his homeland. Dr Urrutia, 100% Aztec, a world-famous surgeon practiced here but his love for his homeland was immense. He bought property along the San Antonio River and created a garden completely in memory of Mexico and her history, with original statues & artwork honoring #Mexico. ⬇️

Texreader This garden was an exquisite cultural phenomenon made famous by the events held there. But even though he required that it be maintained when he sold the property, that didn‘t happen. On extremely valuable land near downtown corporate owners added a parking lot, gazebo, and a kids swimming pool. Eventually historians put a stop to the immense damage done (many priceless statues just “disappeared”), but now the property just sits awaiting ⬇️ 3w
Texreader recovery. When I moved here 20+ years ago I‘d drive by (it‘s near my neighborhood) and wonder about this unkempt plot of land but dotted with statues. Dr Urrutia‘s great granddaughter recreated this garden in this amazing book. It brings you to tears to know the beauty it must have been and its unkempt state now. Hopefully the book will bring the attention it needs to bring it back—its value to the world immeasurable. #readingtheAmericas 3w
BarbaraBB Fab review. I hope there will be attention for the garden! 3w
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SamAnne Thank you for sharing this story and your posts the past few days. I clicked on the story about the waterways and gardens. What history. 3w
Hooked_on_books Sounds really interesting! 3w
Librarybelle Wonderful review! What a great connection you have to the author ❤️ 3w
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With that title for chapter one how can I not be excited??

#DominicanRepublic #readingtheAmericas #foodandlit (February) @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @Catsandbooks

dabbe Argh, matey! 🏴‍☠️ 3w
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Aimeesue Yesssssssss! 3w
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I can hardly contain my excitement so I‘m jumping into this book that I‘ve been anticipating ever since I learned about it. I‘ll post some more pics of the book so you can join in my excitement.

It‘s a bit early for #foodandlit since the #DominicanRepublic is for February but it‘s not too early for #readingtheAmericas! @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks I feel like this one could be a wild and exciting ride! Enjoy! 3w
Librarybelle Hope you enjoy! 3w
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World Without End | Ken Follett
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Another ebook chunkster is on sale and I can vouch for this one. A five-star read!!

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How amazing is this? I finished the book tonight and find my name in the acknowledgments? 🎉🎊 I do love that my own paralegal wrote it and that it‘s a gorgeous book. She‘s a beautiful talented person and I hope she keeps writing and I‘ll continue to support the best I can. There‘s so much to say about this book and it‘s subject matter but I‘ll save that for my review. #readingtheAmericas #USA #Mexico

rockpools That‘s fantastic! 3w
squirrelbrain How lovely! ❤️ 3w
Librarybelle That is fantastic! 3w
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Anna Karenina | Lev Tolstoj
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In case anyone wants a deal on an ebook chunkster, tagged ebook is on sale today

Bklover This will sound extravagant but I have this on my nook but not my kindle. I don‘t use the nook much anymore, so I bought it!😬. Thank you!!❤️ 3w
Texreader @Bklover Yay!! It‘s not extravagant when it‘s on sale for that price!! 3w
WorldsOkayestStepMom Thanks for the heads up! 3w
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I‘m case anyone needs yet another challenge this was just posted by Nowhere Bookshop

https://www.instagram.com/p/CnDSqHfJ-hH/?igshid=NDk5N2NlZjQ=

britt_brooke This looks fun! I want to visit this shop one day. 🤍 3w
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There‘s an excellent section in this book about the Mexican artists and writers who had a huge impact on Miraflores, Dr Urrutia‘s garden he created in honor of #Mexico, from which he was exiled during the Mexican Revolution. It exemplifies the extraordinary talent and intellectualism that was prominent in the Mexican diaspora. #readingtheAmericas @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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Cuauhtémoc was the first statue made and placed in Miraflores honoring #Mexico and its (and Dr Urrutia‘s) Aztec roots. I bet it was a sight to behold in this beautiful garden. See previous post for the contemporary journalist‘s description of it. #readingtheAmericas @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Aimeesue Wow, powerful. I love this. 3w
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Indigenous Dr Urrutia had the first statue placed in his San Antonio garden honoring his home country of #Mexico made of Cuauhtémoc, which is beautifully described here by a journalist in 1921. Photo of this gorgeous statue coming in next post. It‘s heartbreaking that this garden (not five miles from where I live) is in such disrepair. It makes me sick at heart to see what could have been had it been preserved.

#readingtheAmericas

SamAnne Wow. Thanks for sharing this. 4w
azulaco And it‘s always been in disrepair, even when I was a kid in the 1970s. Such a shame. 3w
Texreader @azulaco I‘m hoping Elise‘s book, which is being well publicized across the city, is the spur needed to revitalize it. This book is so beautiful, allowing us to imagine what it must have been like. 3w
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Dr. Aureliano Urrutia (an Aztec) tried to recreate the gardens of his hometown near Mexico City, Xochimilco, after he was exiled to San Antonio during the Mexican Revolution. So I had to look up the place he called the most beautiful place in the world, and looking at this photo he may be right.

Article here:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/mexico-city-cleans-up-floating-gardens-dating-ba...

#Mexico #readingtheAmericas

Catsandbooks So beautiful! 4w
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The principal person in the book I‘m reading for #Mexico, Miraflores, was 100% indigenous, of Aztec origins. So I‘m starting the tagged book by reading about the Aztecs. #readingtheAmericas @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle

BarbaraBB You are really deep diving with the challenges. You‘ll become an expert on Latin America, just as you became one on Africa, Asia etc! 👍🏽 4w
Librarybelle Totally agree with @BarbaraBB ! 4w
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LEGO: A Love Story | Jonathan Bender
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Maybe my last post for the night…look at what the family got me for Christmas!! I hope to start it soon.

RowReads1 It‘s the best Lego set or at least one of the best Lego sets. 4w
BarkingMadRead Ohhhhhhhhh so jealous! What a great gift!! 4w
Reggie How awesome! Have fun! 4w
wanderinglynn It‘s such a fun set! 4w
DivineDiana Love this! ❤️ 3w
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Fallen Angels | Gunnar Staalesen
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This is the only book I bought today that is not for a challenge. But I bought it for a good reason. It‘s by my husband‘s favorite author and I‘ve never seen an English translation of any of his books in the USA until today. I have 3 others I bought in England. Husband has all of his books but they are in Norwegian

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I bought the books in this trilogy all out of order, but I finally nabbed book 1. First I love Backman and second, I‘ll need it for #Sweden for #foodandlit in December (again with the planning ahead). Will also work for #serieslove2023

TheSpineView I need to read this series! Enjoy! 4w
Andrew65 @TheSpineView A brilliant series, a very emotional journey. 4w
Andrew65 I think it‘s his best work. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it. 4w
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Soubhiville I love this book. I‘m looking forward to The Winners later this month. 4w
peaknit I really enjoyed this trilogy, I found it needed to be savored a bit. The mini-series on HBO seemed to follow BearTown pretty closely. (edited) 4w
Catsandbooks I love Backman! I still need to read this trilogy! 4w
Andrew65 @Catsandbooks A treat ahead. 4w
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Haunting of Maddy Clare | Simone St James
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I didn‘t have a book by this author, and after doing some research I picked this one for #authoramonth in October (I plan ahead). @Soubhiville

Soubhiville I like to plan ahead too 😊. 4w
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