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Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
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Jun 11, 12

bookshelves: contemporary, first-person, north-america, womens-fiction, debut, keeper, mental-health, multiple-pov
Read from May 25 to June 11, 2012

A novel for readers who love beautiful writing, romance, classic cinema, and stories about different forms and levels of love.

The author is a poet first and a novelist second (if I've understood correctly), and her fascination with and love for words shines from every page. So while I couldn't quite believe an 11 y.o. would think, for example, of towels as "hydrangea blue", I was pleased to add a new word to my own collection ("frangible") and I adored sentences like:

"...what is surely a universal truth: jimmy Stewart is always and indisputably the best man in the world, unless Cary Grant should happen to show up."

and:

"Instead of sounding harsh, her expletives streamed like little silver bubbles in a fish tank."

and:

"No one plans for her life to become the plot of a Bette Davis movie."

I am so happy that the sequel to this story is already published and I can plunge straight in.
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