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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
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Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall
Blue Asylum
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A World Elsewhere by Sigrid MacRae
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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
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The Passport by Herta Müller
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“I am not the first person you loved.
You are not the first person I looked at
with a mouthful of forevers. We
have both known loss like the sharp edges
of a knife. We have both lived with lips
more scar tissue than skin. Our love came
unannounced in the middle of the night.
Our love came when we’d given up
on asking love to come. I think
that has to be part
of its miracle.
This is how we heal.
I will kiss you like forgiveness. You
will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms
will bandage and we will press promises
between us like flowers in a book.
I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat
on your skin. I will write novels to the scar
of your nose. I will write a dictionary
of all the words I have used trying
to describe the way it feels to have finally,
finally found you.

And I will not be afraid
of your scars.

I know sometimes
it’s still hard to let me see you
in all your cracked perfection,
but please know:
whether it’s the days you burn
more brilliant than the sun
or the nights you collapse into my lap
your body broken into a thousand questions,
you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
I will love you when you are a still day.
I will love you when you are a hurricane.”
Clementine von Radics

Leslie Morgan Steiner
“If there is one thing the psychic taught me, it's that people and events are rarely who and what we think they are. They are more meaningful, more worth our attention-part of some finely choreographed, eternal dance that we would be wise to bow down before in gratitude and humility.”
Leslie Morgan Steiner, Crazy Love

“I've never before understood that I too can be needed and wanted. I've been the youngest child for so long that I never seen myself any other way.”
Clare Morrall, Astonishing Splashes of Colour

Leslie Morgan Steiner
“I am so sorry for you, Leslie.' She said it like she really meant it. But not like she was completely surprised. 'And for him. Because he's lost you now.' This last part undid me. Despite her cruel criticism of me over the years, from where she sat, I was anyone and everyone's prize.”
Leslie Morgan Steiner, Crazy Love

Amy Poehler
“Telling me to relax or smile when I’m angry is like bringing a birthday cake into an ape sanctuary. You’re just asking to get your nose and genitals bitten off.”
Amy Poehler, Yes Please

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