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This is so gorgeous, the title is fantastic, and I can't wait to read!

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Mar 8·edited Mar 8Liked by Jami Attenberg

THE PRINCESS PHONE! (I kept the yellow one from my parents' house because I just couldn't...let it go.) Also, I WAS that aunt for a long time - and now my sister and I are coming to terms with decades-old stuff. Preordering!

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DECADES OLD STUFF was the working title ;)

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We have a family wedding next month that is crushing us all back together again - I'm "spite shopping" for expensive wedding gifts just to be "the best." I'm 51 going on five.

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I love your work. 👏

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Could not be more excited to add this to my bookshelf alongside your other books 🖤

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Mar 8Liked by Jami Attenberg

Preordered (from BAM)! I always stay up well into the night finishing your books despite telling myself “just one more chapter” every time.

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Ahh that makes me so happy to hear Allison!! I love to late night read too!

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Mar 25Liked by Jami Attenberg

So good!

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thank you!!

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The pink princess phone. <<Shiver>>

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I had that aunt (known as “Your Spinster Aunt”) and she was cool as heck.

(Then she got married and turned into a conformist yuppie, living in denial ever after.)

I can’t wait to read what you have made out of this premise!

OH and I just noticed that your book comes out on my 25th wedding anniversary. I shall pre-order for myself, the first of many gifts I am sure.

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Mar 11Liked by Jami Attenberg

Just pre-ordered from BAM! Love this story already. And such a gorgeous cover. Holding a phone receiver in my hand while winding and unwinding the cord around a finger from the opposite hand makes for a delicious conversation, especially between women.

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Mar 10Liked by Jami Attenberg

Mazel, Jami! I love the cover and cannot wait to read this.

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Mar 9Liked by Jami Attenberg

Congratulations, Jami!!! How wonderful to see this book getting ready to launch into the world. And what a true privilege you have given us by bringing us along on this journey with you through the internal experience. You help me be brave to finish my book. I can’t wait to read your latest!

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This storyline is my idea of heaven, and even this post gave me so many rich ideas! You’re such a literal inspiration. 🙏 But now I must drag myself back to WIP and stop fantasising about future stories. 😫😫

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Mar 9Liked by Jami Attenberg

Wow! Love the cover and pre-ordered. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read your new novel. I did have a dear aunt like that who was a second mother to me.

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Mar 9Liked by Jami Attenberg

Amazing. Your new book will debut on my birthday, and I've just started a novel after reading 1000 words--and your writing, books, and encouragement has got me here, to the best idea I've had in all my years of starts and stops. Can't wait to read it (mine will be set in the 90s, so I can't wait to be inspired by your 80s immersion!)

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Mar 9Liked by Jami Attenberg

Love the cover!!

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Congrats on 10 books! Amazing. And I love the cover and concept. I immediately pictured the cool aunt. Also love books that span long time periods, so I can’t wait to read it!

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Mar 8Liked by Jami Attenberg

What a genius cover, and what a gorgeous blurb! So excited to have the book in my hands soon.

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