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On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
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“You are tired,
(I think)
Of the always puzzle of living and doing;
And so am I.

Come with me, then,
And we’ll leave it far and far away—
(Only you and I, understand!)

You have played,
(I think)
And broke the toys you were fondest of,
And are a little tired now;
Tired of things that break, and—
Just tired.
So am I.

But I come with a dream in my eyes tonight,
And knock with a rose at the hopeless gate of your heart—
Open to me!
For I will show you the places Nobody knows,
And, if you like,
The perfect places of Sleep.

Ah, come with me!
I’ll blow you that wonderful bubble, the moon,
That floats forever and a day;
I’ll sing you the jacinth song
Of the probable stars;
I will attempt the unstartled steppes of dream,
Until I find the Only Flower,
Which shall keep (I think) your little heart
While the moon comes out of the sea.”
E.E. Cummings
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Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
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After Dark by Haruki Murakami
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Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine
Summer Blonde
by Adrian Tomine
read in September, 2010
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The Quiet American by Graham Greene
The Quiet American
by Graham Greene
read in August, 2008
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The Absolute Sandman, Volume Two by Neil Gaiman
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Watchmen by Alan Moore
by Alan Moore (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Allison by: Danny
recommended for: Comic book fans
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Dorothy Parker
“Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.”
Dorothy Parker

Neil Gaiman
“She decides to make a list of the things that make her happy. She writes 'plum-blossom' at the top of a piece of paper. Then she stares at the paper, unable to think of anything else. Eventually it begins to get dark.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Endless Nights

John Boyle O'Reilly
“Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you;
Be true to your word and your work and your friend;
Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you,
Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.”
John Boyle O'Reilly, Life of John Boyle O'Reilly

Henry David Thoreau
“I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Ernest Hemingway
“If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

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