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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
All Our Names
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Winter of the World by Ken Follett
Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2)
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Amazing, again. It was fascinating to get the perspectives of the horrors of WWII from people that were not singled out for their religion, sexual orientation or other criteria. None of it was pretty. We don't often hear about the people who lived in...more
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I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
I Am the Messenger
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This book was so fun to read - I couldn't put it down. And just like in The Book Thief, Zusak writes beautifully. The phrases he uses to describe what the main character, Ed, sees and thinks are incredible. Really great story...highly recommend for a...more
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Muriel Barbery
“Personally I think that grammar is a way to attain beauty.”
Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and dream about it.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel's Game

Groucho Marx
“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

Hilary Thayer Hamann
“It was frankly sort of confusing, the way everyone stared at our bodies exactly as they tried to erase the ideas of our bodies from our minds. We were supposed to get over ourselves but no one was supposed to get over us. The female body was our worst handicap and our best advantage -- the surest means to success, the surest course to failure. (p. 72)”
Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

Hilary Thayer Hamann
“Mr. O'Donnell was at the library counter, performing the sort of grim rituals librarians perform with index cards and stumpy pencils and those rubber stamps with columns of rotating numbers. "Ms. Auerbach! What will it be today? Camus? Cervantes?" "Actually I'm looking for a book of poetry by Emily Dickinson"

He paused somberly, toying with the twirled tip of his mustache. No matter how seriously librarians are engaged in their work, they are always glad to be interrupted when the theme is books. It makes no difference to them how simple the search is or how behind on time either of you might be running - they consider all queries scrupulously. They love to have their knowledge tested. They lie in wait, they will not be rushed.”
Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

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