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Old 07-16-2020, 11:21 AM
 
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I just started The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth. Unfortunately, I realized that she wrote Secrets of the Midwives which I really didn't like (nor did I finish it) because it was too fluffy for me. I hope this one is better!
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Old 07-17-2020, 09:34 AM
 
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Just read Suspicion.....by Joseph Finder. It was my first read, with this author...it won`t be my last.
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Old 07-17-2020, 02:48 PM
 
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I just started The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth. Unfortunately, I realized that she wrote Secrets of the Midwives which I really didn't like (nor did I finish it) because it was too fluffy for me. I hope this one is better!
I really liked The Mother In Law. I don't know the other one you mentioned but I hope you do like this one. I recommended it to a few people and they liked it as wel.
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I just started "The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz" --

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Old 07-18-2020, 01:53 PM
 
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Just finished Andre Agassi's autobiography Open and enjoyed it.
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I'm almost halfway through The Institute by Stephen King. I'm conflicted on it. I like the overall story/subject matter and I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out. But man King is just vomiting pop culture references every chance he gets, it's really forcdedand cringey most of the time. In addition, the dialogue coming from the kids' mouths leads me to believe King hasn't spoken to a kid in 20 years. I'm going to stick with it, but it's testing my patience.
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Old 07-19-2020, 04:25 AM
 
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I finished The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek and would recommend it. Historical fiction, very interesting and well done.
I also devoured The Dutch House and loved that! The only other book I had read by Ann Patchett is Bel Canto , which I liked and thought was well written, but I never thought it was as good as most people did.
The Dutch House took me a little bit to get into , but once I was in, I was hooked.
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Old 07-19-2020, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Bangladesh
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I'm love literature a lot. Right now I have been reading '17th Centure literature'
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Old 07-19-2020, 09:13 AM
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Lol. I liked This Tender Land. I've kind of compared it to Crawdads, in that a lot of people seemed to love Crawdads (which I liked but didn't love -- I liked Tender Land more), in that it's historical fiction, involving young people keeping themselves alive. Some groups I'm in get a lot of questions from people who say they just finished Crawdads and loved it, and what could they read next? I feel like most people who loved Crawdads should at least like Tender Land.

But TOTALLY agree with Gone Girl -- I saw so many books compared to it, and never saw any comparison whatsoever. Anything with an unreliable narrator was called the new Gone Girl, no matter how different the story. And any thriller or mystery also got slapped with "just like Gone Girl."
I've finally gotten Tender Land. The first of it was so hard to read - awful. I've read stuff about orphanages during that era, and it's just unbelievable the way we thought it was appropriate to treat innocent orphans. Anyway, finally got to the point where they're in the canoe, so hopefully it will get easier from here! Thanks for the recommendation!
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Old 07-19-2020, 05:01 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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I've finally gotten Tender Land. The first of it was so hard to read - awful. I've read stuff about orphanages during that era, and it's just unbelievable the way we thought it was appropriate to treat innocent orphans. Anyway, finally got to the point where they're in the canoe, so hopefully it will get easier from here! Thanks for the recommendation!
Hope you enjoy!
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