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Glenda voted for California as Best Science Fiction in the Final Round of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards.
California by Edan Lepucki
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A Map of the World by Antonis Antoniou
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Maps tell stories. Sometimes those stories pretend to present objective ideas; sometimes those stories are strictly imaginative, as in maps created for novels such as "We Were Liars."
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The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
The Book with No Pictures
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I used this book in my speech class as part of the oral interpretation unit. I read the book to high school students who laughed uproariously and then gave them an onomatopoeic activity to complete.

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Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
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Secret Lives of Great Authors by Robert Schnakenberg
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Lies We Tell Ourselves
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Tim O'Brien
“A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of proper human behavior, nor restrain men from doing the things men have always done. If a story seems moral, do not believe it. If at the end of a war story you feel uplifted, or if you feel that some small bit of rectitude has been salvaged from the larger waste, then you have been made the victim of a very old and terrible lie. There is no rectitude whatsoever. There is no virtue. As a first rule of thumb, therefore, you can tell a true war story by its absolute and uncompromising allegiance to obscenity and evil. ”
Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried
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“And in the end, of course, a true war story is never about war. It's about sunlight. It's about the special way that dawn spreads out on a river when you know you must cross the river and march into the mountains and do things you are afraid to do. It's about love and memory. It's about sorrow. It's about sisters who never write back and people who never listen.”
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Margaret Atwood
“Every ending is arbitrary, because the end is where you write The end. A period, a dot of punctuation, a point of stasis. A pinprick in the paper: you could put your eye to it and see through, to the other side, to the beginning of something else. Or, as Tony says to her students, Time is not a solid, like wood, but a fluid, like water or the wind. It doesn't come neatly cut into even-sized length, into decades and centuries. Nevertheless, for our purposes we have to pretend it does. The end of any history is a lie in which we all agree to conspire.”
Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride

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“But this too is true: stories save us.”
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“But the thing about remembering is that you don't forget.”
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