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The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
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it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, read_2019, non-tech

I thought this book was fantastic. It did a great job of telling the story of the group of friends as they struggled through their trials.

I'll admit one of the locations, an early Boystown in Chicago, also played into my enjoyment of the book. I lived in that neighborhood, 25 years later, for years and hearing business names and streets really helped me experience the book. This book made me more interested in the recent history of Chicago.
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Reading Progress

October 20, 2019 – Started Reading
October 21, 2019 – Shelved
October 21, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
October 21, 2019 – Shelved as: read_2019
October 28, 2019 – Finished Reading
October 31, 2019 – Shelved as: non-tech

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Shelly Glad you liked it!!


Jake McCrary It is so good. I've already recommended it to others.


Shelly Jake wrote: "It is so good. I've already recommended it to others."

Yay! I am curious to hear more about what you thought about the daughter's storyline...but glad it was a hit. I think it might be one of my top books of 2019 so far.


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