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SmarterLilac rated a book 2 of 5 stars
What If Your Mother by Judith Arcana
What If Your Mother
by Judith Arcana
read in January, 2015
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I was, and remain, extremely uncomfortable about this book.

I don't consider myself either squeamish or close minded about the topic of abortion/abortion rights, but this book is. There were more than a few poems in which I think the author, despite
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SmarterLilac rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Exchange by Sophie Cabot Black
The Exchange: Poems
by Sophie Cabot Black (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Egh. Good, probably better than most books of poetry I've read in the last twelve months, but...I don't think this book represents this author's best work. I get that it's supposed to be about the intersections between healthcare and capitalism, calc ...more
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End of Secrets by Ryan Quinn
End of Secrets
by Ryan Quinn (Goodreads Author)
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“[To James Laughlin] It was pleasant to learn that you expected our correspondence to be read in the international salons and boudoirs of the future. Do you think they will be able to distinguish between the obfuscations, mystification, efforts at humor, and plain statement of fact? Will they recognize my primary feelings as a correspondent—the catacomb from which I write to you, seeking to secure some word from the real world, or at least news of the Far West—and sigh with compassion? Or will they just think I am nasty, an over-eager clown, gauche, awkward and bookish? Will they understand that I am always direct, open, friendly, simple and candid to the point of naïveté until the ways of the fiendish world infuriate me and I am poked to be devious, suspicious, calculating, not that it does me any good anyway? And for that matter, what will they make of your complex character?”
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“Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.”
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“The imagination is our final advantage as a species, a place to safely (and happily) explore experiences that are far from safe and far from happy. “Dracula” and “The Fly” may delight and appall in equal measure, but they also gently prepare us, helping us to think about how we would respond if faced with a terrifying seduction, or a corrupted and infected body.”
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October Dreams by Richard Chizmar
"In some manner my literary, musical, and aesthetic sensibilities transmogrify with the season. Once the autumnal gods blow forth the cool air, carrying with it their fragrances of dry leaves, patchouli, apple spice, and the harvest, and pumpkins b..." Read more of this review »
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Joe Hill
“The imagination is our final advantage as a species, a place to safely (and happily) explore experiences that are far from safe and far from happy. “Dracula” and “The Fly” may delight and appall in equal measure, but they also gently prepare us, helping us to think about how we would respond if faced with a terrifying seduction, or a corrupted and infected body.”
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“There is a sacredness in tears....They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.”
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“What I want my father's writing to keep teaching us is that at the table of writing, everyone is welcome. No voice without all voices.”
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