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AnnieS wrote:
Hi,
I just received my copy today.:smileytongue: The letter from Poppy Adams included with the copy also intrigues me. She has three brothers and at least one son, she did not mention the sex of her other children. The house where The Sister is set does exist and her description of how it intrigued her has me counting the hours before I delve into the story myself. I am sooo excited!
Annie



I also received my book and I found it very interesting the way the Chapters are divided. Jo
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I was so excited to come home from work on Friday and find the book in my mailbox.:smileyvery-happy:
 
My very first impression after opening the package-----not a captivating cover.
 
I did enjoy reading the letter from the author.
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I hope mine comes soon - I should finish my current book this weekend barring any of 'life's little emergencies' ! It would be perfect timing to get it this weekend
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The Book, the Author & an Excerpt

I received my copy on Friday as well.  I agree the cover is not captivating...I wonder if the cover will be changed from the readers copy once the Hardcover comes out.  Is that likely?  Does anyone know? 
 
I am looking forward to reading the novel! :smileyhappy:Doug
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Re: The Book, the Author & an Excerpt

Probably a little too early to say, but worth asking the publisher or editor when they join us in March.

dghobbs wrote:
I received my copy on Friday as well. I agree the cover is not captivating...I wonder if the cover will be changed from the readers copy once the Hardcover comes out. Is that likely? Does anyone know?
I am looking forward to reading the novel! :smileyhappy:Doug



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Maria,
 
Thank you!  I will wait and bring it up in March to see if the Publisher is likely to change the cover.  :smileyhappy:Doug
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My copy arrived today...the letter from the author was intriguing...I'll be interested to learn from the author how she came to understand the relationships between sisters since she comments on her not having one. I too was interested in the line about the chain of circumstances. I have just finished rereading Delinsky's Family Tree. One of our group reading guide questions addressed the same idea. NC Betty PS Don't even remember the cover so I must not have been impressed with it. I did note that I like the way the letters of the title on the title page seemed to be shadowed.
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The last club, my copy sat in Dallas for like 3 days before they sent it back up this way to Oklahoma so it took about 9-10 days for me to get mine. Guess we will see if they figure out that the quickest way between two points is a straight line this time lol. Or at least keep the northern route, I have no idea why it went down there first.
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It seems like for anyone in Oklahoma or West Texas you can't do or get anything if you don't go through Dallas!:smileymad:
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Anyone have any thoughts on the cover?
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Don't have the book yet, so haven't seen it. Can you hold that question until we all have the book and the discussion of it formally starts?

In each of the previous First Look books, there was considerable discussion of the covers, so it's quite possible that the moderators will set up a special thread for that discussion once they've opened the discussion threads.
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Everyman wrote:
Don't have the book yet, so haven't seen it. Can you hold that question until we all have the book and the discussion of it formally starts?

In each of the previous First Look books, there was considerable discussion of the covers, so it's quite possible that the moderators will set up a special thread for that discussion once they've opened the discussion threads.
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Thayer wrote:
Anyone have any thoughts on the cover?






Yes please hold the questions until we all get our books. Even talking about the cover is often a thread of its own once the discussion starts.
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vivico1 wrote:

Everyman wrote:
Don't have the book yet, so haven't seen it. Can you hold that question until we all have the book and the discussion of it formally starts?

In each of the previous First Look books, there was considerable discussion of the covers, so it's quite possible that the moderators will set up a special thread for that discussion once they've opened the discussion threads.
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Thayer wrote:
Anyone have any thoughts on the cover?






Yes please hold the questions until we all get our books. Even talking about the cover is often a thread of its own once the discussion starts.

okay my bad. I haven't received my copy either. I was just re-reading the excerpt in anticipation, admiring the cover artwork and got over zealous. Sorry. Dawn
 
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Thayer wrote: okay my bad.

Not at all. It takes a few of these First Look book clubs to develop the protocols.

The thing about the FLBC is that since nobody has seen or read the book before, there's a real excitement about all jumping into it together. Nobody has read it for a college class, there are no Spark or Cliff notes, nobody's read reviews of it or talked about it in a book club. We're all book virgins.

It's like a your big back lawn after an overnight snowstorm. It's so white and smooth and untouched by human hands or feet. You don't want your siblings sneaking out and racing around in the snow before you can get your boots on. You want to all stand on the porch, take a deep breath, and all run into it together.
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Do all books get published into hardcover?  I just read whistling in The Dark by Kagen and Lost & Found by Parkhust and I thought both were published in paperback.  Both were first time published authors.  Am I really out of the loop?  :smileysad:
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Everyman,
Sue Monk sometimes takes you a bit before you really get into the book, but she is a really good writer and her stories are terrific.
 
Her "Mermaids Chair" was another one. I guess she is not writing the type of stories that just grab you at the "get go" but she does hook you and good.
 
I never thought I would read about bees, but I did and it was a good read. I don't know how to describe it, but she's not a grab ya at once, but her stories seem sustainable and far reaching. They touch you, is probably what I am looking for. Not just entertainment.
 
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Everyman wrote:


It's like a your big back lawn after an overnight snowstorm. It's so white and smooth and untouched by human hands or feet. You don't want your siblings sneaking out and racing around in the snow before you can get your boots on. You want to all stand on the porch, take a deep breath, and all run into it together.

...looking forward to making snow angels :smileywink:  thanks for your guidance and expertise.


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Aunt_Beth_64,
 
"I suppose the metamorphosis of the sister relationship also evolves in stages."
 
 All relationships do, and I think you hit it on the nose, the four stages.  As well as the other reply, sorry (I forgot to copy your name) lack of sleep lately :smileywink:;  "moth vs butterfly", with subtle but some very different ways which life comes and continues.
 
 
 
 



 

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nmccarthy,
 
"It's amazing to me how my sisters and I can revisit shared, past experiences and have totally different perceptions and feelings with regards to the events and the outcomes. I can't help but wonder if the mystery of this book also hinges on different, sisterly perceptions."
 
I was thinking along the same lines. It is funny when you think about it...the different views you both have of the same events.
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AnnieS wrote:
Do all books get published into hardcover? I just read whistling in The Dark by Kagen and Lost & Found by Parkhust and I thought both were published in paperback. Both were first time published authors. Am I really out of the loop? :smileysad:



Not all books are published in hardback, some only get published in paper back. It depends on the genre for one thing. I am not a Harlequin Romance reader, so correct me if I am wrong guys, but I think all of those are published in paperback. Also there is a mystery writer I like that all hers are paperback that I have been able to find. Then most tho, tend to get published first in hardback and then may have a second release in paperback. These ARC books we get are in paperback until they do release them and then they are in hardback. I prefer hardback myself, easier to lay back and prop them up on ya and read them without breaking the spine and I like them in my shelves better. But if its a book I want, I will get it in paper back. I just finished today the Jodi Picoult book for March, Nineteen Minutes in paperback new (tho it may be a re-release). It was a long book and I would have liked to have gotten it in hard back, after about 375-400 pages, paperbacks get a bit thick and cumbersome to handle.
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