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Leaving Orbit by Margaret Lazarus Dean
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Bone Gap
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The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
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My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh
My Sunshine Away
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
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Lumberjanes #3 by Noelle Stevenson
Lumberjanes #3
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Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
Men Explain Things to Me
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Deanna Raybourn
“You have always been dazzling - the life of every party, the glamour girl who dances until dawn."

"Well, I am. But I'm dancing on broken glass. I'm Miss Havisham's wedding cake, Kit. A frothy, expensive, mice-eaten confection. I'm the Sphinx's nose, the fallen Colossus. I'm a beautiful ruin, and it's time that has done the deed.”
Deanna Raybourn, A Spear of Summer Grass

Lauren Layne
“This wasn’t to say that Julie had perfected only the major, most obvious dating milestones, however. She also knew how to finesse the subtler moments—those key moments where the breath caught and you thought, Yes, this. Julie could explain every single nuance, from the toe-curling euphoria when his hand brushed yours to the tingle when eyes held for just a beat too long. And then there was her personal favorite moment: the bone-deep satisfaction when you made him laugh for the first time—a real laugh.”
Lauren Layne, After the Kiss

Daniel Woodrell
“Fair?' Bev said. 'Poor baby. Look, you're really sayin' that the ways of life are glum and grim and nasty, and I guess you want to turn crybaby about that, but what's on my mind is, Whoever misled you things were otherwise, hon? What sugar factory spun you out with such silly candy-assed notions? For cryin' out loud. There's other staples I'll break to you right now, too: The sun gives life but you'd be an ash flake if you got too close to it, you got to swallow water to live but sometimes it kills you, Uncle Sam don't truly count you as any relation, and God has gone blank on your name and face.”
Daniel Woodrell, Tomato Red

Molly Wizenberg
“While I sobbed into the greens, I wondered how Brandon, standing a few feet away at the pizza oven, could handle the onslaught of tickets. Answer: he's an East Coaster. In a pinch, he has access to such concepts as 'Fuck 'em', and 'Let 'em wait', and 'I'm working as fast as I can here.' I am a people-pleaser from Oklahoma, where life is placid enough that it's considered song-worthy to watch a hawk making lazy circles in the sky.”
Molly Wizenberg, Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage

Patrick Rothfuss
“Laying in the dark, she wondered what the day would bring. Some days were trumpet-proud. They heralded like thunder. Some were courteous, careful as a lettered card upon a silver plate.

But some days were shy. They did not name themselves. They waited for a careful girl to find them.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things

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