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The Book of Life by Stuart Nadler
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I'm admittedly a little disappointed. These stories almost never elevated themselves above the one-sentence descriptions on the back cover. And when it comes to Jewish content this is the type of writing that I'm worried that I'd reproduce if I didn' ...more
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Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
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A really good read, but not great. When I started this book I was full of optimistic anticipation--certainly the story pulled me in the entire time. But at the end of the day, while I think it depicted interesting people in an interesting place, it w ...more
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A really good read, but not great. When I started this book I was full of optimistic anticipation--certainly the story pulled me in the entire time. But at the end of the day, while I think it depicted interesting people in an interesting place, it w ...more
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Infomocracy by Malka Ann Older
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Ultimately I don't think this was for me, though it's still a fascinating idea. Older imagines a future (perhaps *slightly* too close to the present to be believable, but then again, life moves fast now) where most countries are replaced by centenals ...more
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The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu
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I debated for awhile whether I'd give this 5 stars, and it's definitely close to a 4.5. Boianjiu's novel, or really connected short stories, follows three young Israeli women, close to the modern day, shortly before, during and after their army servi ...more
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Anne Frank
“It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

George R.R. Martin
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Ian McEwan
“The age of clear answers was over. So was the age of characters and plots. Despite her journal sketches, she no longer really believed in characters. They were quiant devices that belonged to the nineteenth century. The very concept of character was founded on errors that modern psychology had exposed. Plots too were like rusted machinery whose wheels would no longer turn. A modern novelist could no more write characters and plots than a modern composer could a Mozart symphony. It was thought, perception, sensations that interested her, the conscious mind as a river through time, and how to represent its onward roll, as well as the tributaries that would swell it, and the obstacles that would divert it. If only she could reproduce the clear light of a summer's morning, the sensations of a child standing at a window, the curve and dip of a swallow's flight over a pool of water. The novel of the future would be unlike anything in the past.”
Ian McEwan

Suzanne Collins
“I'll tell them how I survive it. I'll tell them that on bad mornings, it feels impossible to take pleasure in things because I'm afraid it could be taken away. That's when I make a list in my head of every act of goodness I've seen someone do. It's like a game. Repetitive. Even a little tedious after more than twenty years.

But there are much worse games to play.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Mary Downing Hahn
“I wished that the chains would break and the wind would sweep me up, up, up into the sky, beyond the clouds, beyond the sun and the moon, to some marvelous kingdom where no one ever changed and friends were friends for life.”
Mary Downing Hahn, Daphne's Book

Blackberries (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Fictional but slightly based on reality- two sets of sisters pick blackberries on a spring afternoon
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