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The Immortalists by Chloe  Benjamin
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bookshelves: 2019-books, families, audio-book, general-fiction, multiple-narrators

I took a very long time to "read" this - I listened to the audiobook, and would listen to a few hours then read several other books before going back to it. So I wasn't initially gripped by it, but found it more engaging the more I got into it. It's a book in four parts, each part the story of a different sibling, in a different period of life. The conceit of the story is that, as children, the siblings were given dates of their death by a fortune-teller, and the story, as well as being a bit of a family saga, loosely follows how having that information affects their lives, and their relationships with each other. It's quite a sad book, and a well-written one - I enjoyed it, but also had a sense of relief once it was finished.
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Reading Progress

January 3, 2018 – Shelved
January 3, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
February, 2019 – Started Reading
February, 2019 – Finished Reading
February 13, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-books
February 13, 2019 – Shelved as: families
March 12, 2019 – Shelved as: audio-book
March 12, 2019 – Shelved as: general-fiction
March 12, 2019 – Shelved as: multiple-narrators

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