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Old 05-17-2016, 11:52 AM
 
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well I finished The Swans of Fifth Avenue last night here in vacationland. It was wonderful. The first few pages had me wondering if I could keep reading but once it got the people, oh my I really enjoyed it. It definitely has me planning to look into more about the people in the book and while I think I have read a bunch of Truman Capote's writings, it might be time to revisit.
I thought it really captured the era so well.
Not sure what I will turn to next, but since I can get the internet for now, I wanted to heartily recommend the Swans of Fifth Avenue.
I very much enjoyed The Swans. I'm so glad that you did also.
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:57 AM
 
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Just finished~The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna van Praag
I was captivated and enchanted by this book! A wonderful read, and the author has great skill to draw me into the scene. I loved the well developed characters, and how she skillfully wove the connection between them.


I relished every page I turned because it was as though each page had something new to discover, and the story unfolded page by page, with delightful twists and turns ,or another connecting thread uncovered.


I took days savoring it to make it last as long as possible!


The pleasure reading his book has affected m so strongly that I wonder if any other book can do this? I must try something else by this author, ASAP!


For the most part it is very clean, but there were about 3 "F" bombs.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...shop-of-dreams
Autumn, I just borrowed this on my Kindle through the library. Thank you so much for recommending!
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:48 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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the swans of fifth ave by Melanie Benjamin is that the one we are referring to ? if so I'm dying to read it . I'm getting ready to read the aviators wife by said author and I cannot wait . thanks all for letting me the swans is good as well .
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Texas
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When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker - I couldn't put it down last night.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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I had reserved two books from library, expecting them to become available far apart in time. Instead, they both came in during same week.
Haven't yet seen how fast or slow a read either of them will be, my ambition will be to read both in the two weeks I'll have them.

Picking up tomorrow:
Paul Kalanithi "When Breath Becomes Air" (memoir of a doctor dx'd with terminal illness, saw it on NYT bestseller list)
and Charles Duhigg "Smarter Faster Better" (author of "The Power of Habit", which I read couple yrs. back).
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective: Tom Shone: 9781419710629: Amazon.com: Books

Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective (Tom Shone)

A favourite, but very frustrating director at times: the excellence of "Goodfellas" vs the jumbled mess that is "Casino" etc.

Still a great director of course, and hopefully this book will reveal more about the man behind the lens.
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Old 05-19-2016, 06:05 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I had reserved two books from library, expecting them to become available far apart in time. Instead, they both came in during same week.
Haven't yet seen how fast or slow a read either of them will be, my ambition will be to read both in the two weeks I'll have them.

Picking up tomorrow:
Paul Kalanithi "When Breath Becomes Air" (memoir of a doctor dx'd with terminal illness, saw it on NYT bestseller list)
and Charles Duhigg "Smarter Faster Better" (author of "The Power of Habit", which I read couple yrs. back).

I have heard from some of my pen pals that the "when breath becomes air ' is very good I hope you enjoy it .
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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Paul Kalanithi "When Breath Becomes Air" (memoir of a doctor dx'd with terminal illness, saw it on NYT bestseller list)
Excellent book. I highly recommend!
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:49 PM
 
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I just finished Britt-Marie Was Here. I really really enjoyed this one. As much as I found some of her personality traits to be irritating and frustrating, I really wound up liking Britt-Marie. I really hope Mr. Backman continues to write and that his novels continue to be translated to English so I can continue to enjoy his talent.
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:25 PM
 
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Excellent book. I highly recommend!

As do I. Sweetly sad and beautifully written.
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