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My Brilliant Friend
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"Getting back into the ebb and flow of this novel... an interesting structure, but quite taken by the friendship at its core, thinking of my own friendships and what we do to/for each other." May 01, 2015 06:29AM

 
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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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The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North
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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
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Loving Day by Mat Johnson
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North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud
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On Immunity by Eula Biss
"I"m not sure whether I envy Biss's timing or feel for her in regards to it--this is such a hot button issue that really exploded as the book when to print, which broadened her audience and also increased her critics. I am certainly learning, as a..." Read more of this review »
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
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Jessica is 24% done with My Brilliant Friend: Getting back into the ebb and flow of this novel... an interesting structure, but quite taken by the friendship at its core, thinking of my own friendships and what we do to/for each other.
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
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Samantha is on page 147 of 635 of The Golden Notebook: I can tell this book will take me a while due to its density, but I'm enjoying it a lot.
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Ford Madox Ford
“There is no man who loves a woman that does not desire to come to her for the renewal of his courage, for the cutting asunder of his difficulties. And that will be the mainspring of his desire for her. We are all so afraid, we are all so alone, we all so need from the outside the assurance of our own worthiness to exist.”
Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier

Cormac McCarthy
“She smiled and sipped from her glass. There was altogether too much of her sitting there, the broad expanse of thigh cradled in the insubstantial stocking and the garters with the pale flesh pursed and her full breasts and the sootblack piping of her eyelids, a gaudish rake of metaldust in prussian blue where cerulean moths fluttered her awake from some outlandish dream. Suttree gradually going awash in the sheer outrageous sentience of her. Their glasses clicked on the tabletop. Her hot spiced tongue fat in his mouth and her hands all over him like the very witch of fuck.”
Cormac McCarthy, Suttree

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

Margaret Atwood
“Romance takes place in the middle distance. Romance is looking in at yourself through a window clouded with dew. Romance means leaving things out: where life grunts and shuffles, romance only sighs.”
Margaret Atwood

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
“It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

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