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surqrised · a month ago
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Here we are. And we are living. Isn’t it amazing? How we manage to be at all.
Sarah Crossan, One
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tabby2013 · 2 months ago
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Must Read Novels in Verse For Your TBR
Must Read Novels in Verse For Your TBR
Poetry can come in different formats. One popular format that is continuing to rise in the genre is novel in verse. Like general poetry, verse novels are musical and provide readers with an emotional experience, just as they would in prose format. It also gives readers a chance to hear various voices, stories, and perspectives, one of my favorite things when I read the novel in verse. So if you…
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thezeroquotes · 2 months ago
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Here we are. And we are living. Isn’t it amazing? How we manage to be at all.
Sarah Crossan, One
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woman-like-her · 4 months ago
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Here we are. And we are living. Isn't it amazing? How we manage to be at all.
- Sarah Crossan, One
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radedneko · 5 months ago
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Who knows what lurks/ in the minds of others--/ the grief they have gobbled up/ and stashed away?
Being Toffee ~by Sarah Crossan
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galliproof · 6 months ago
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❕BOOK REVIEW❕
✨we come apart by sarah crossan and brian conaghan✨
this book had so much going for it, and i’m so sad to say i was ultimately disappointed. i loved the story of two individuals forming an unlikely relationship to overcome their hardships together, and i think these two writers did convey very likable protagonists that were easy to empathize with.
however, the choice to format the story in verse was questionable, especially as there wasn’t a clear poetic tone to most of the language. as someone fond of books written in verse it was really disappointing to see this device so underutilized when the technique could have been really effective to convey the emotion behind certain events, both protagonists' sense of loneliness and lack of belonging, and the growing connection between the main characters. it really ended up feeling like normal prose broken into stanzas, and that really made the whole event of it feel kind of pointless.
my second issue is with nicu’s portrayal, as he ends up serving as more of a device for jess’s character development. this is both conveyed through the events of the ending, as well as the rather uncomfortable fact that the white authors are both from the UK, and chose to write in broken english. i respect the choice to reflect on the experiences of xenophobia, especially in a brexit context. i just wish more thought was put into a respectful depiction of a character so outside of both writer’s experiences, and the implications of some narrative decisions.
that being said, my qualms did not make the story less moving, i certainly shed a tear or two in the final few pages.
❓have you read this book? what do you think of it?
- alli 💕
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bigtickhk · 7 months ago
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Here Is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan
US: https://amzn.to/31KPSCj
UK: https://amzn.to/2EWI7QE
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madlovenovelist · 7 months ago
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Looking through my TBR shelves and starting to pick some titles that are piquing my interest - like this dystopian. Feels relevant right now and I haven't read anything my Sarah Crossan yet. Might discover a new favourite author and underhyped title. But it will have to wait until next year as I already have my reading pile mapped out for 2020. Is anyone else this anal when organising their reading material? I am a mood reader, but pick a selection for a month or two that I have to finish before I can read anything else (or purchase any new reads.)
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noncommittalhum · 8 months ago
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He laughs, his mouth a wide
Sunlit cavern.
The Weight of Water- Sarah Crossan
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bigtickhk · 9 months ago
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Here Is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan
US: https://amzn.to/31KPSCj
UK: https://amzn.to/2EWI7QE
AU: https://amzn.to/32P4VKO
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themusicsweetly · 9 months ago
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EXCLUSIVE: Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated actress and producer Caitriona Balfe, together with Ocean Independent, the production arm of Talent Agency Emptage Hallett, have secured the rights to adapt and produce Sarah Crossan’s acclaimed novel Here Is The Beehive. As for whether she will star in the project, sources close to Balfe say schedule and timing permitting, this is intended to be a starring vehicle for Balfe as well.
Published last week in the UK by Bloomsbury Publishing, the novel is scheduled for publication in the US in November by publisher Little, Brown.
“I am beyond thrilled that Sarah agreed to collaborate with me to bring her exciting and compelling novel to life for the screen,” said Balfe. “I was particularly drawn to her portrayal of a flawed, complex and wounded woman, navigating a tragic circumstance somewhat of her own creation.”
Here is the Beehive is described as a suspenseful, immediate novel about grief, death and obsession. The narrative centers around ‘Ana’ and ‘Connor’ who have been having an affair for three years. In hotel rooms and coffee shops, swiftly deleted texts and secretly captured weekends, they have built an insular world focused on one another. Peeling away the layers of two overlapping marriages, Here is the Beehive is a devastating excavation about risk, obsession and loss.
“I am delighted Caitriona Balfe has acquired the film rights to Here Is The Beehive,” said Crossan. “Her vision is ambitious and daring as well as sensitive to the original text. I am excited to be working with her and her team over the coming months and years.”
Balfe is best known for her critically acclaimed portrayal of ‘Claire’ in Starz’s popular drama series Outlander, which just concluded its fifth season. Based on Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book series, the series continues to be a fan-favorite and has garnered numerous accolades for Balfe since the series launch in 2014. Balfe also serves as a producer on the show. On the big screen, Balfe most recently starred as the female lead in the 2020 Academy Award nominated film Ford v Ferrari.
Balfe is represented by WME, Jackoway Austen Tyerman and Emptage Hallett in the UK. Crossan is represented by A.M. Heath in association with Dench Arnold
Congratulations, Caitriona! Hopefully this will add Writer AND Director alongside Actor and Producer credits to her CV!
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alexsfictionaddiction · 10 months ago
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Review: Here Is The Beehive by Sarah Crossan
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I’ve read a couple of Sarah Crossan’s YA verse novels and have always found them to be devastating, powerful stories. So I was very intrigued when I heard that she had written an adult book and super excited when I was approved for it on NetGalley. 
Ana Kelly is an estate lawyer who takes calls informing her of deaths every day but her world is rocked, when Rebecca Taylor, the wife of the man she has been having an affair with makes that fateful phone call. Suddenly, Ana is alone and secretly grieving and she seeks solace in her love rival.
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Ana and Connor’s romance seems to have been reckless and passionate. Their spark was very intense and I could tell that they each found something in each other that was missing in their respective marriages. However, I knew, as well as they did, that they were never going to last. It’s rare that lovers come out as the winners of extra-marital affairs and despite knowing that Connor’s death was that full stop, their love never really had much staying power anyway.
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Crossan is great at writing romance and I think the lyrical rhythm of her verse format lends itself well to it. The brevity of her writing means that she is also a master of metaphor and imagery. I think this has always been my favourite thing about her books and one reason why they always have such a powerful impact.
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I didn’t like Ana at all and I had very little sympathy for her. It’s testament to Crossan’s writing that I kept reading and wanted to know how things resolved because it definitely wasn’t because I cared an ounce for Ana. She was incredibly self-obsessed and dishonest, which is perhaps obvious for a mistress, but there wasn’t anything to her character to redeem her even slightly. Even when she talks about her college days and how she always felt overshadowed by her outgoing best friend Tanya, I still didn’t get those pangs of relatability or understanding that I normally do for ‘underdogs’. Her misogyny shone through in the sections where she was willing Connor to say something bad about Rebecca just so that she could feel like the ‘alpha female’ of the terrible situation. She also seemed to have a bit of a superiority complex but that actually made her a believable typical lawyer!
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Although she is madly in love with him, Ana begins to see how much more Connor got from their situation. The idea that the man in a heterosexual relationship always benefits more than the woman, whether they’re monogamous or not, is a message that seemed to linger in the background of the story. Every young woman who dates men would do well to remember this, especially if they ever find themselves as someone’s mistress.
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If you’re going into Here Is The Beehive as a fan of Crossan’s YA books, you need to be prepared for something a little different. It didn’t hit me as hard as One or Toffee did and I think this may have been something to do with the fact that her YA characters always have a natural vulnerability and therefore likeability to them. That’s missing from this book. However, I can see it landing better with women who are perhaps unhappily married or those who are in love with someone who they can’t rightfully have. It has been compared to Sally Rooney’s books but to be honest, I’m not sure I fully agree with. The forbidden, unstable love is there but Rooney’s characters tend to be much more understandably unlikeable than Ana is.
‘Loneliness is something we are taught, I think.’
Here Is The Beehive by Sarah Crossan will be published by Bloomsbury on 20th August 2020.
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