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Old 02-13-2018, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Has anyone read this by Lisa See: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

or: We Were Thee Lucky Ones, by Georgia Hunter


Good reviews, but we all know how that turns out sometimes. thx
I don't -- on principle -- read WWII/Holocaust stories. So, when I looked up We Were the Lucky Ones, I'm not sure why I didn't immediately move on to another webpage. But I didn't. It looks fascinating (although incredibly sad for me) and I downloaded it. I'm not sure when I'll read it, but I certainly will. Thank you for mentioning it; otherwise it would have never been on my radar.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:32 AM
 
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I don't -- on principle -- read WWII/Holocaust stories. So, when I looked up We Were the Lucky Ones, I'm not sure why I didn't immediately move on to another webpage. But I didn't. It looks fascinating (although incredibly sad for me) and I downloaded it. I'm not sure when I'll read it, but I certainly will. Thank you for mentioning it; otherwise it would have never been on my radar.
Surely understand why the subject can be daunting. I almost passed up "The Lilac Girls", glad I didn't; but I am usually not drawn to it. Maybe it was the title as well as the cover art that portrayed a good ending on 'Lucky Ones'.


I've always liked Lisa See, but she has had some flops in the past. Hope this new one is a smooth read.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Has anyone read this by Lisa See: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

or: We Were Thee Lucky Ones, by Georgia Hunter


Good reviews, but we all know how that turns out sometimes. thx
I have "We are the Lucky Ones" on hold at the library.....it will be awhile very popular book.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I have "We are the Lucky Ones" on hold at the library.....it will be awhile very popular book.

I'm 10% in and so far it's good. The character development is great.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:39 PM
 
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. So absorbed I can't do anything else.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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All The Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr

Just now getting to this Pulitzer Prize winner...
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:04 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Reading another one of my BotM picks that I'm behind on.. Lies She Told. I'm moving through it pretty quickly.
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:16 AM
 
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Reading the Sharon Kay Penman's historical mysteries w/Justin de Quincy as spy for Elenor of Aquitaine during the reign of Richard Lionheart when John was involved w Phillip of France against his brother
If you like the Plantagenant era these are books worth reading
And on Open Library too
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. So absorbed I can't do anything else.
I loved that one. I never knew about "the Freedom Trail"
http://www.ariege.com/en/discover-ar.../freedom-trail


Thanks for reminding me. I'd like to read, The Freedom Line: The Brave Men and Women Who Rescued Allied Airmen from the Nazis During World War II by Peter Eisner.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...g_World_War_II



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All The Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr

Just now getting to this Pulitzer Prize winner...
That was also very good. I think I enjoyed more because I read it with a group and we discussed the chapters as we read them.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:42 AM
 
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I finally finished A Gentleman in Moscow and rate it as one of the best works of fiction I've read in a long time.

Started The Fireman by Joe Hill last night. It's long, but I think it will go quickly.
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