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Old 12-29-2016, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Someone had mentioned Elizabeth Goudge and I remembered how much I had enjoyed her novels. Found one that I hadn't previously read, and I'm enjoying reading The Child from the Sea.
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Old 12-29-2016, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I'm halfway through The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain and -- I can't believe it! -- I'm loving it even more than I did The Red Notebook.

Tigerlily? You must read this. Both. And then we both have to get his French Rhapsody and then wait until the end of June 2017 to read his new one, The Portrait.

Sigh...
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Old 12-29-2016, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Type 0.73 Kardashev
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I'm halfway through The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain and -- I can't believe it! -- I'm loving it even more than I did The Red Notebook.

Tigerlily? You must read this. Both. And then we both have to get his French Rhapsody and then wait until the end of June 2017 to read his new one, The Portrait.

Sigh...
Yes and Yes. I downloaded The President's Hat and French Rhapsody samples this morning. I have The Red Notebook on hold. Should have it soon. I recommended the latter two. Laurain is my new favorite frenchman. Lol
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Old 12-30-2016, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Yes and Yes. I downloaded The President's Hat and French Rhapsody samples this morning. I have The Red Notebook on hold. Should have it soon. I recommended the latter two. Laurain is my new favorite frenchman. Lol
Hahahaha! Mine too! (And I'm surrounded by them! Well, not French-French. Quebecois-French. Big difference. Yours, though...)
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:22 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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Call Me by Your Name, a sweet, sad gay/Jewish/Italian romance which has been made into a movie starring Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer. Sad because the couple ends up the victims of one partner's fear. At least no one gets killed, like in Brokeback Mountain. I finished it in two sittings.

Also, the very compelling autobiography of songwriter Carole Bayer Sager.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Call Me by Your Name, a sweet, sad gay/Jewish/Italian romance which has been made into a movie starring Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer. At least no one gets killed, like in Brokeback Mountain. I finished it in two sittings.
By André Aciman, right? I really liked that book a lot.
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Old 12-30-2016, 09:05 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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By André Aciman, right? I really liked that book a lot.
That's the one. Poor Elio. (Am I giving away too much?)
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Call Me by Your Name, a sweet, sad gay/Jewish/Italian romance which has been made into a movie starring Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer. Sad because the couple ends up the victims of one partner's fear. At least no one gets killed, like in Brokeback Mountain. I finished it in two sittings.

Also, the very compelling autobiography of songwriter Carole Bayer Sager.
Thank you for that one. It looks good.



I just finished The Wandering Tree by Daniel Wimberley. I really enjoyed the book. It is a coming of age novel about a very poor young man and boy does he have things go wrong in his life. Against it all he stays true and good. The writing flows very nicely and it is a quick read. Definitely worth a try.



Today I will start one from another forum called Too Bad She's a Girl: playing by her own rules by J.W. Templeman. It's a coming of age book about a 13 year old girl in 1957 Kentucky.

It's also on sale for $1.99
https://www.amazon.com/Too-Bad-Shes-...+her+own+rules

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Old 12-31-2016, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I've read a couple of books since I last posted but no longer remember just what they were. However I am 33% into The Trouble With Goats and Sheep and I'm very taken with it so far. It's partly a murder mystery and partly a coming-of-age story. The voice reminds me very much of The Love Song of Queenie Hennessy. It's set in 1970s Britain. https://www.amazon.com/Trouble-Goats...+joanna+cannon
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