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message 1: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 1054 comments Mod



Loosely inspired by a true story, this tender portrait of marriage asks: What do you do when the person you love has to change? It starts with a question, a simple favor asked by a wife of her husband while both are painting in their studio, setting off a transformation neither can anticipate. Uniting fact and fiction into an original romantic vision, The Danish Girl eloquently portrays the unique intimacy that defines every marriage and the remarkable story of Lili Elbe, a pioneer in transgender history, and the woman torn between loyalty to her marriage and her own ambitions and desires. The Danish Girl’s lush prose and generous emotional insight make it, after the last page is turned, a deeply moving first novel about one of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the 20th century.

A New York Times Notable Book * Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction * Winner of the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters * Finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Award * Finalist for the American Library Association Stonewall Book Award

Which was better book or movie?

Read...Watch...Discuss and have Fun!


1. What did you like best about the book?
2. What did you like the least about the book?
3. Did any characters stand out to you?
4. Would you recommend this book?
5. Were there any lessons learned?
6. If you could ask the author one question what would it be?


message 2: by Quirky Omega (new)

Quirky Omega | 24 comments I can't wait to start on this book. Looks amazing.


message 3: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 1054 comments Mod
Quirky Omega wrote: "I can't wait to start on this book. Looks amazing."

It does...I'm making it a priority to read this one this month.


message 4: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 1054 comments Mod
None of my friends have the audiobook...I'm so bummed. I'll have to watch the movie first.

Has anybody else read the book?


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