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The Operator by Gretchen Berg
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really liked it

I was fascinated by the premise of this story when I read about it. Vivian Dalton, a switchboard operator, eavesdrops on conversations regularly and hears a secret that's about to change her life. The story starts and moves a little slower than I'd like and when you finally hear the secret, it's unclear whether it's actually a big deal or not. The emotions in this story, in fact, all seem muted. You can mostly tell what the characters are feeling by what they do more than what they say (which might be a reflection of the times, I am not sure.)

There are a handful of plot lines in the story and they weave through in and out of each other at times. There's a small or big surprise in each story and by the end of the book I found myself attached to the characters, hopeful for second chances all around.

I really enjoyed the time I spent with this beautiful story.

With gratitude to edelweiss and the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

February 2, 2020 – Started Reading
February 2, 2020 – Shelved
February 8, 2020 – Finished Reading

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