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The Good Life
by Jay McInerney | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingpippiswing of Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on 2/15/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingpippiswing from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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What happens, or should happen, when life stops us in our tracks, or our own choices do? What if both secrets and secret needs, long guarded steadfastly, are finally revealed? What is the good life?

Clinging to a semiprecarious existence in TriBeCa, Corrine and Russell Calloway have survived a separation and are wonderstruck by young twins whose provenance is nothing less than miraculous. Several miles uptown and perched near the top of the Upper East Side's social register, Luke McGavock has postponed his accumulation of wealth in an attempt to recover the sense of purpose now lacking in a life that often gives him pause. But on a September morning, brightness falls horribly from the sky, and people worlds apart suddenly find themselves working side by side at the devastated site.

Wise, surprising, and, ultimately, heart-stoppingly redemptive, The Good Life captures lives that allow us to see—through personal, social, and moral complexity—more clearly into the heart of things. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingpippiswing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Thursday, February 16, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (2/16/2012 UTC) at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland

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A little way of saying "thank you for book loan, hope this makes up for all the delay in returning it"...  


Journal Entry 3 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Thanks pippis! This more than makes up - although there really wasn't anything to make up anyway :) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, July 02, 2015

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Taking this with me to read and release in the US. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Well, didn't release this in the US as I only started reading it on the plane back from New York. Quite enjoyable it was, nevertheless, especially as we'd just spent four days in the locations the book describes. A particular detail I must mention is how we looked at For Sale ads on the Upper East Side and wondered how on earth anyone can afford a townhouse (albeit a 5-story one) that costs 26 million dollars. Well, Luke certainly could have :)

 


Journal Entry 6 by wingAnnimanniwing at Kampin terminaalin kierrätyshylly in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (8/11/2015 UTC) at Kampin terminaalin kierrätyshylly in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Happy reading! Thanks for journaling your find. 


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