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A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Thirteen Reasons Why
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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The Best American Short Stories of the Century by John Updike
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Kahlil Gibran
“When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth......

But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure, Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor, Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.

Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself."

But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.”
Kahlil Gibran, Le Prophète

Alfred Lord Tennyson
“Once in a golden hour
I cast to earth a seed.
Up there came a flower,
The people said, a weed.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Complete Works of Alfred Tennyson

Robert Graves
“When the immense drugged universe explodes
In a cascade of unendurable colour
And leaves us gasping naked,
This is no more than the ectasy of chaos:
Hold fast, with both hands, to that royal love
Which alone, as we know certainly, restores
Fragmentation into true being.

Ecstasy of Chaos”
Robert Graves, Poems 1965-1968

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