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Morningstar by Ann Hood
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2018-favorites, books-bookstores

It turns out that Ann Hood grew up around the same time as I did and we read many of the same books at the same age. She even moved to New York the same year I did. So I loved this book in a very personal way. Although we lived across the country from each other and had very different families, she spoke directly to me.

I loved the approach of this book. When I think about growing up, the books that I read are inseparable from my life at that time. Books have always helped me know myself and the world better. And this wonderful book reminded me of that.
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Reading Progress

December 10, 2018 – Started Reading
December 10, 2018 – Shelved
December 11, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018-favorites
December 11, 2018 – Shelved as: books-bookstores
December 11, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Jenna (new)

Jenna How interesting that you share so many similarities! And books... yes, they for sure help us know ourselves and the world better. I don't know how people can get by who never read!


Lisa Jenna wrote: "How interesting that you share so many similarities! And books... yes, they for sure help us know ourselves and the world better. I don't know how people can get by who never read!" Jenna, I do think they are missing something that Netflix just doesn't supply!


message 3: by Mrtruscott (new) - added it

Mrtruscott And another one gets added to my list (how did I get so far behind on Goodreads??). The moment I saw the name, Ann Hood, my forgetful brain recalled not only “Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine,” but — the book cover, the library, and the rooms I read it in. I also remember sobbing, actual dripping tears, on Hood’s essay about the death of her daughter, Grace. So. I guess despite an inability to knit, I am a semi-lapsed Ann Hood fan, too, Lisa. Not to mention a lover of books and all their many stories that run parallel to, and through, my life.


Lisa Mrtruscott wrote: "And another one gets added to my list (how did I get so far behind on Goodreads??). The moment I saw the name, Ann Hood, my forgetful brain recalled not only “Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine,” but..."
How amazing! I think one of the many reasons why I can't let go of my books is that some of covers and pages bring back such visceral memories.


message 5: by Barbara (new) - added it

Barbara Why do we love books about books? Great review, Lisa. I have added to my list.


message 6: by Judith (new)

Judith E A memoir through books? Perfect!


Lisa Barbara wrote: "Why do we love books about books? Great review, Lisa. I have added to my list."
Thanks Barbara.


Lisa Judith wrote: "A memoir through books? Perfect!" Agreed!


Toni Lisa, the same for me as well! Just love Ann Hood. Check out her new one just published in Dec. 2018; Kitchen Yarns. I have a review under my read books. You might enjoy it. 😍


message 10: by Lisa (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lisa Toni wrote: "Lisa, the same for me as well! Just love Ann Hood. Check out her new one just published in Dec. 2018; Kitchen Yarns. I have a review under my read books. You might enjoy it. 😍"
Thank you Toni! Just added it to my TBR list - looks great!


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