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The Distance by Zoe Folbigg
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bookshelves: first-reads, romance, cultural

Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read Zoe Folbigg's The Distance. The story of two people on opposite ends of the world who meet in a chat room and slowly fall in love is a sweet, wise exploration of how miles and life can come between people even in today's shrinking technological world. At times the story moves slowly for its relatively short length and the flashbacks over the five years from their first meeting to the end of the story can get confusing. I kept having to look back up at the chapter title to understand the stage of their relationship was being related. Also, I'm not quite sure if the character of Kate and her story was really necessary but she did add an extra twist toward the end. I especially enjoyed learning a bit about the cultures of Hector's Mexico and Cecilie's arctic Norway.

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Started Reading
January 18, 2019 – Shelved
January 18, 2019 – Shelved as: first-reads
January 18, 2019 – Shelved as: romance
January 18, 2019 – Shelved as: cultural
January 18, 2019 – Finished Reading

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