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Three women dealing with the aftermath of an accident at the pencil factory that employs most of the town Ruth who owns the photo lab collects unwanted photos and talks to her dead husband Frankie, the teenage daughter of the factory s owner, injured in the accident, figures out how to move on and Esther bites pencils Her teeth will not be satisfied without something to bite, and with pencils no longer an option, she bites her way through everything she can get her teeth on This was definit Three women dealing with the aftermath of an accident at the pencil factory that employs most of the town Ruth who owns the photo lab collects unwanted photos and talks to her dead husband Frankie, the teenage daughter of the factory s owner, injured in the accident, figures out how to move on and Esther bites pencils Her teeth will not be satisfied without something to bite, and with pencils no longer an option, she bites her way through everything she can get her teeth on This was definitely an odd one, but enjoyable Frankie was my favorite, especially her relationship with Noah Esther was obviously kind of nutty, gnawing on everything, but Ruth was even weirder to me If you like unexpected and strange books, you might enjoy it 3.5 stars rounded to 4 I read this as my first ever advance book copy from Net Galley and hope my short hoenst review will be useful to others.I requested the book as the blurb, female characters and very unique plot sounded really interesting and it isn t too much of a chunky book The book meanders between three perspectives, fairly equally and has great female leads.I enjoyed the story, the setting and the very random pencil factory setting I found Ruth s tale heartbreaking, and then bizarre in her town rally plan I read this as my first ever advance book copy from Net Galley and hope my short hoenst review will be useful to others.I requested the book as the blurb, female characters and very unique plot sounded really interesting and it isn t too much of a chunky book The book meanders between three perspectives, fairly equally and has great female leads.I enjoyed the story, the setting and the very random pencil factory setting I found Ruth s tale heartbreaking, and then bizarre in her town rally plan.Esther s character could have really attracted me to want to readandabout her, but honestly, I found the teeth pencil biting aspect a bit too weird, and would have rathered a different mechanism to portray her anxieties instead Frankie s journey though I enjoyed thoroughly Her relationship with herself, her mother and her wider circle Fabulous Great debut, I only rated 3 as I found some aspects a bit bizarre [Free Pdf] ⚖ I Keep My Worries in My Teeth ⚖ A Dazzling, Sublimely Funny Debut That Follows Three Unforgettable Women Who Fight Back After Life Kicks Them In The Teeth Esther, Frankie, And Ruth Live In A Small Ohio Town Anchored By The Thriving Juliet Pencils Factory After A Freak Accident At The Plant, These Women Have To Re Create Their Lives Using The Only Tools They Ve Got Wits, Molars, And A New Pair Of ShoesEsther Is An Anxious Person With A Very Specific Prowess She Bites Pencils Her Skill Pays Her Bills But Importantly Keeps Her Many Worries In Check When The Accident Leaves Her Suddenly Unemployed, She Searches For New Ways To Manage Her Anxiety, But Nothing Works She Must Discover A Solution Before Her Teeth Mutiny And Her Worries Take OverFrankie, The Teenage Daughter Of The Pencil Factory Owner, Is Full Of Contradictions She Wages A Campaign To Become The Only Girl In An All Boys Club And Listens Exclusively To Punk Music, But She Also Watches Soap Operas In Secret After The Accident Damages Frankie S Ability To Speak, She Is Forced To Step Out Of Her Powerful Mother S Shadow So She Can Discover Who She Is And What She Wants To SayRuth Owns The Local Photography Lab She Spends Her Days Processing People S Happy Memories But Spends Her Nights Alone, Talking To Her Dead Husband As The Town Unravels, Ruth Spearheads A Massive Campaign To Refocus On Its Future, But Nothing Will Succeed Until Ruth Lets Go Of Her PastThis Hilarious And Redemptive Story Explores Three Women S Liberation Amid A Tumult Of Grief, Loneliness, And First Love I received an ARC through Netgalley in return for an honest review I think the best way I can describe I keep my worries in my teeth is dream like Not a heavenly dream or a nightmare, but one of those subtly surreal dreams in which everything seems normal while you re in it but as soon as you re awake you re aware of the little things that don t add up completely or the things that add up but are weird.Things like tap dancing morse code, camera obscuras in photo stores and pencil biting qu I received an ARC through Netgalley in return for an honest review I think the best way I can describe I keep my worries in my teeth is dream like Not a heavenly dream or a nightmare, but one of those subtly surreal dreams in which everything seems normal while you re in it but as soon as you re awake you re aware of the little things that don t add up completely or the things that add up but are weird.Things like tap dancing morse code, camera obscuras in photo stores and pencil biting quality tests.This novel follows three generations of women in a small town that are affected by an accident in the big pencil factory the teenage daughter of the owner who ends up without a physical voice but with much to say, the middle aged widow who owns the photo stores and tries to fix Everything and the pencil mouth feel tester with the nervous biting habit suddenly unemployed I keep my worries in my teeth doesn t shy away from profound thoughts nor from embracing the surreal side of the story and the humour that can be found in it I received an ARC through Netgalley in return for an honest review It s been a long time since I have read a book that approaches character and plot with a perfect balance of whimsical intention Had this not been an ARC I m not sure I would have chosen to read it and if I did it is likely I would not have made it past the first two chapters because somewhere along the way I think I must have lost my sense of humor Once I was able to let go and reengage senses that had been dulled by too man I received an ARC through Netgalley in return for an honest review It s been a long time since I have read a book that approaches character and plot with a perfect balance of whimsical intention Had this not been an ARC I m not sure I would have chosen to read it and if I did it is likely I would not have made it past the first two chapters because somewhere along the way I think I must have lost my sense of humor Once I was able to let go and reengage senses that had been dulled by too many contemporary fiction and WWII novels I loved it I guess you could say that this book just kind of creeped up on me and I couldn t wait to readThe story line was so insanely unique and the author managed to pull off the creation of characters that were a little over the top yet real A story that was a little on the WTF side yet raw and emotional I found myself laughing and deeply touched within the same paragraphs Bottom line, if you enjoy a book that has lines and imagery that are LOL funny, quirky characters, and a well crafted story with a nice punch then you will probably find yourself loving this too Four and a half stars for a creative, unpredictable and highly original story via my blog I was an anxious kid with angry gums Is it strange that I can relate to Esther, skilled grinder and clencher of teeth I understand waking to crunching stress does that for me All I can say is, I keep my dentist busy too Esther s chops know full well about her worries, it s where she channels them but it is also how she makes her living as a skilled pencil biter Her mandible control makes her, she tells us, the best MouthFeel Tester and via my blog I was an anxious kid with angry gums Is it strange that I can relate to Esther, skilled grinder and clencher of teeth I understand waking to crunching stress does that for me All I can say is, I keep my dentist busy too Esther s chops know full well about her worries, it s where she channels them but it is also how she makes her living as a skilled pencil biter Her mandible control makes her, she tells us, the best MouthFeel Tester and VIP Pencil Preserver Juliet Pencils has ever employed Owned by Juliet all girls in the Rosenblum family are thus named it will one day be inherited by Frankie whom Juliet broke with tradition in naming differently Always passed down through the mother, the factory has been in their family for generations, but the success of the company isoften an embarrassment to the teen Juliet has raised Frankie to believe in the power of women, and isn t concerned about being the sort of mother who whips up comforting meals nor teaching her how to be a good wife for a future husband she s too busy working hard and setting up Mom s Girls Do Work rallies She has taught her daughter to always be heard in the world in the way she herself blazes through life Easy to do, until Frankie is in an accident at the factory and wakes up to find herself muted, struggling to make sense of what just happened to her Worse, her mother Juliet is ever present, worrying over her in a way she never had to before.Ruth owns and runs the local photography lab and lives each day buried by a grief so deep that is has taken root, leaving her numb The darkroom is a welcome pause for dragging days and pointless, exhausting interactions Business may carry a person, but a life it doesn t make for a brokenhearted widow It is through others photographs a stolen moment in time that she is able to anchor herself It is a way for her to reclaim time, the very thing time that snatched the husband she loved so very much away from her Ruth s outpourings are just as much a throbbing ache as the muscles in Esther s jaw A loss that clenches and grinds the heart to a pulp Anna Cox has done a beautiful job writing about love and how easily it can dematerialize without warning She shows us how even something as common as a shirt can lend gravity to a person barely hanging on.As Ruth develops film, Frankie is developing into a young woman and it s a nightmare to find herself in a hospital, unable to speak with only a notebook to communicate Sixteen years old and stuck being treated like she s a six again Then there is Noah, whom she met when she joined the all boys troop Patriot Adventures , of course there is a story there Naturally, she endured unwelcome recognition from the other troop members that she didn t want until Noah came along, which had me laughing Frankie s voice brings sunshine to a novel that can gut you with it s pain There are times I felt like I was a pencil Esther was chewing on, just like life feeds on Esther, Ruth, Frankie and her mother Juliet Of course Juliet feels guilty, but guilt isn t productive Frankie knows that isn t the emotion she needs from her strong mother Frankie has to figure her life out too, reborn to this new way of being in the world, unsure how to make this work voiceless Not looking exactly as she did before the accident There isn t a rally in the world that can fix this.What can Esther do now for her hungry teeth She is jobless, for how long Her teeth have their demands, she is their hostage To please them, she chews on all sorts of household things like wooden hangers and a plunger Her teeth need to work whether they are required to or not There is such pleasure in the bite, it is her very livelihood Now her purpose has been taken away, what will she do if the plant doesn t return to normal She escapes for a time, at least, in her and Frankie s guilty pleasure the soap opera Woeful Valley Yet, her teeth are always waiting aching is she going to go crazy before this is all over What about Ruth Is she ever going to climb out of the rubble of her own life She spends her days seeing as a photographer, missing nothing Then an idea forms, of taking on other people s burdens and soon becomes a bigger job than she imagined It s madness, it just might be a salve too.This novel is perfectly strange, intelligently written, painful and engaging to the very end It is told through the voices of Ruth, Esther and Frankie s active, humorous young mind Who knew a story about a pencil factory could be so wonderful Anna Cox is an author to watch This is one heck of a debut novel Love the cover too Definitely add this book to your summer reading list Publication Date June 23, 2020Little A I picked this up from the ARC table at work because the title intrigued me I was immediately pulled into its strange little world of four women a factory owner, her teen punk daughter, a professional pencil biter just go with it , and a widowed photographer each learning to process grief and get on with living as their lives brush against each other s The writing is lovely and odd and just this side of being too quirky the widow s lingering, outlet less passion for her dead husband mor I picked this up from the ARC table at work because the title intrigued me I was immediately pulled into its strange little world of four women a factory owner, her teen punk daughter, a professional pencil biter just go with it , and a widowed photographer each learning to process grief and get on with living as their lives brush against each other s The writing is lovely and odd and just this side of being too quirky the widow s lingering, outlet less passion for her dead husbandthan compensates for the too twee girl who can only communicate by tap dancing Thank you to the author, Little A Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review It s been a long time since I read a book this clever and quirky Not all of it resonated with me, but some parts really hit me in the gut, in a good way The story is told from three different POVs, with very distinct voices Frankie, the teenage daughter of the owner of the pencil factory which dominates the town s economy , Ruth, the owner of the Vixen photo studio, and Esther, the charact Thank you to the author, Little A Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review It s been a long time since I read a book this clever and quirky Not all of it resonated with me, but some parts really hit me in the gut, in a good way The story is told from three different POVs, with very distinct voices Frankie, the teenage daughter of the owner of the pencil factory which dominates the town s economy , Ruth, the owner of the Vixen photo studio, and Esther, the character that gives the book its title Esther is the only one of the three that I really could not get into or understand but her anxious voice came across very clearly Both of the others, I loved and got very invested in Yes, it s a small town world out of another time The book is set in the late 1970s, but some of the things that happen are inexplicable and wonderful Loss, grief, memories and new beginnings are the themes that are explored, very gently and very poignantly and sometimes very funny I look forward to readingfrom this author Ohio, 1979 Juliet Pencils was the largest employer in Leads A bright neon sign announced, Juliet Pencils Make You Write At the helm was Juliet Rosenblum, the latest in a long line of Juliets, running the factory Challenges and hurdles would soon envelop the town.Ruth Stanhope owned Vixen Photography Thirty years ago, she opened her first store, across from the Juliet Pencils factory I transform negatives into positivesPortable enchantmentIn a photograph, distance disappears and pa Ohio, 1979 Juliet Pencils was the largest employer in Leads A bright neon sign announced, Juliet Pencils Make You Write At the helm was Juliet Rosenblum, the latest in a long line of Juliets, running the factory Challenges and hurdles would soon envelop the town.Ruth Stanhope owned Vixen Photography Thirty years ago, she opened her first store, across from the Juliet Pencils factory I transform negatives into positivesPortable enchantmentIn a photograph, distance disappears and past fuses to present Ruth kept unclaimed photos I just wanted to surround myself with rectangles of reclaimed time.Esther Spark, in her late 30 s, had worked for Juliet Pencils for fifteen years At Juliet Pencils, Esther was a MouthFeel Tester Any day I bite wood is a good dayexercising my teeth exorcises my worries As a MouthFeel Tester, my tools transport me to a toothy parallel universe where I sync with my clients biting habits Esther recorded observations about paint integrity, wood strength and tongue feel, glitter embedded pencils included.Teenage punk, rebellious Frankie, daughter of the factory owner, attended St Lucy s All Girl Prep Academy She was being raised to embrace the joy of feminine self sufficiency Through perseverance, she succeeded in joining the boys only Patriot Adventurers She could now learn to camp and fishand yeshook up with Noah.An explosion From Ruth s vantage point at her photography store, she witnessed smoke pouring out from Juliet Pencil factory windows Photos of the blaze were taken by Ruth s former photography student Sam, now renowned for his work I will take Sam s film to the darkroom where I will process and make visible what I do not want to see Factory workers knee deep in shattered pencilsJuliet s mouth stalled mid scream Frankie, a pencil lodged in her throat, rushed by ambulance to hospital Esther with a cooler helmet on her head, diving behind shelves, a pencil in her mouth A pencil Gettysburg.The aftermath A catastrophic accident with a huge economic impact Many residents are suddenly without jobs Ruth contemplates a fix through photography Esther, needing a calm mind, calm mouth needs mouth tasting pencil substitutestoilet plungers are a total surprise, solid molar love Frankie, having suffered a severe vocal injury, is gifted a pair of tap shoes I Keep My Worries in My Teeth by Anna Cox is an amazing debut novel It is a unique story of love, heartbreak, anxiety and anguish with many splashes of humor as the residents of Leads try to come to grips with the factory explosion that disrupted life as they knew it A most enjoyable read I highly recommend.Thank you Little A and Net Galley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review Clever and quirky with snappy dialogue Cox s debut succeeds in carrying off a unique setting of a town called Lead where the pencil factory I d the main source of employment Told through the eyes of three female characters, memories, grief, resilience and new beginnings are examined Thought provoking and fresh.Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley