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"It took me some time to parse the first few paragraphs of this small novel; it's dense, but surprising and intriguing once I began to understand the flow, the cadence. Have earmarked many pages full of beautiful passages already..." Oct 24, 2014 07:53AM

 
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"This is DENSE... I'm going to cut back on the journal-reading on my commutes since my wrists cannot take the weight! You think I'm kidding..." Mar 21, 2013 06:35AM

 

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Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
"I started out thinking it was offputting, but at some point Isadora started speaking directly to me. The indecision, the fear, the hypocrisy--such an authentic novel about being female. "
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
" Nadine wrote: "I loved it too! The ending was a bit too quick and perfect in terms of her and Ceiling, but it was a great read. I hope the movie gets ...more"
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I plowed through this novel earnestly; it was a page turner for me because, well, how many times have I come across a female African protagonist living and observing race in the United States? When people say there are no more stories to tell, I can ...more
Jessica and 1 other person liked Lauren's review of The Goldfinch:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
"I debated between a four and a five. I guess if I'm being honest, this is a 4.25 that I rounded up even though that's against the rules of arithmetic.

Anyway, I feel like if F. Scott Fitzgerald and Chuck Palahniuk had a love child, that love child..." Read more of this review »
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Gustave Flaubert
“Before her marriage she had thought that she had love within her grasp; but since the happiness which she had expected this love to bring her hadn’t come, she supposed she must have been mistaken. And Emma tried to imagine just what was meant, in life, by the words “bliss,” “passion,” and “rapture” - words that had seemed so beautiful to her in books.”
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Cristina Henriquez
“Sleep was like wealth, elusive and for other people.”
Cristina Henriquez, The Book of Unknown Americans

Joan Didion
“She hoped that although he could not hear her she could somehow imprint her ordinary love upon his memory through all eternity, hoped he would rise thinking of her, we were each other, we were each other, not that it mattered much in the long run but what else mattered as much.
Joan Didion, Run River

Cristina Henriquez
“It's in you,' my dad assured me once. 'You were born in Panamá. It's in your bones.'

I spent a lot of time trying to find it in me, but usually I couldn’t. I felt more American than anything, but even that was up for debate according to the kids at school who’d taunted me over the years, asking me if I was related to Noriega, telling me to go back through the canal. The truth was that I didn’t know which I was. I wasn’t allowed to claim the thing I felt and I didn’t feel the thing I was supposed to claim.”
Cristina Henriquez, The Book of Unknown Americans

Jenny Hollowell
“Birdie is silent. She is tired of soon. Soon is round and smooth, without never’s honest jagged edges. Soon is like the End of the World, always approaching but never arriving. Soon is the excuse people use when nothing ever happens on time.”
Jenny Hollowell, Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe

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