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Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler
Sarah Canary
by Karen Joy Fowler
read in February, 2016
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First, I didn't know Karen Joy Fowler had written so many books.

Second, this one is as different from the only other one I've read by her, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves as it's possible to be - leading me to think her repertoire is appealin
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Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis
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The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
A heart, like the one used to represent Leo Gursky. Source:

He was a great writer. He fell in love. It was his life.

The Simplest Questions Are the Hardest to Answer

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
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Jennifer (aka EM) is on page 178 of 304 of Sarah Canary: Everything I love in a novel. Story, character, whimsy, myth, social conscience. KJF is quite the writer.
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Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
Gold Fame Citrus
by Claire Vaye Watkins
read in January, 2016
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I'm giving this a solid four, although while reading it I was three-ish. In many places it was superb - the beautiful, poetic language; the originality of the premise and plot (hard to do in post-apocalyptica, and I didn't really get there until well ...more
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Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
" I just found the whole thing pretty morally ambiguous, although there were SO MANY points that begged for the story to take a stand.

E.g., Baby Dunn as
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Chuck Palahniuk
“All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Mark Twain
“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
Mark Twain

Thomas L. Friedman
“Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.”
Thomas L. Friedman

Walt Whitman
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Walt Whitman

Elie Wiesel
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
Elie Wiesel

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