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The world was full of dangers now that she was pregnant: mercury in tuna, hot tubs, beer, secondhand smoke, over-the-counter medicine. Not to mention crazy baby-abducting fairy kings.Jennifer McMahon
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The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
" I'm torn about rating this book. I absolutely blew through it--from start to finish in just about a day--both because the narrative is propulsive but also because I wanted to know what was going to happen.

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The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
The Winter People
by Jennifer McMahon (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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Excellent. Couldn't put it down. "The story of a little girl named Gertie who died. Whose mother loved her too much to let her go..."
Lisa is on page 108 of 320 of The Scent of Rain and Lightning: Jody is a pessimist and by the way everyone is so careful about fires there must be a big one coming I think.
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The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
The Leftovers
by Tom Perrotta
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3.5 to 4 stars. What people do to cope with loss and deal with radical change. Made me think what I would do. Many are just existing after but is that really any different than the before? Course the ones who go to the faith or cult side are nut jobs...more
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The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
The Astronaut Wives Club
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So many wives of a different time I couldn't keep track. Glimpses really of women who were so different and yet the same. They had rock star husbands and instant fame. Their hubbies had Cape cookies - amazed that any stayed married!
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No one ever said that you would live to see the repercussions of everything you do, or that you have guarantees, or that you are not obliged to wander in the dark, or that everything will be proved to you and neatly verified like something in science. Nothing is: at least nothing that is worthwhile. I didn't bring you up only to move across sure ground. I didn't teach you to think that everything must be within our control or understanding. Did I? For, if I did, I was wrong. I fyou won't take a chance, then the powers you refuse because you cannot explain them, will, as they say, make a monkey out of you.Mark Helprin
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Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
Winter's Tale
by Mark Helprin
read in June, 2014
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40 days! I hate giving a book that took so much time and effort to read 2 stars but it is what it is. He writes beautifully. I could really feel Helprin's love for New York though and his characters were more than rich. Way more - which combined with...more
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Téa Obreht
“When your fight has purpose—to free you from something, to interfere on the behalf of an innocent—it has a hope of finality. When the fight is about unraveling—when it is about your name, the places to which your blood is anchored, the attachment of your name to some landmark or event—there is nothing but hate, and the long, slow progression of people who feed on it and are fed it, meticulously, by the ones who come before them. Then the fight is endless, and comes in waves and waves, but always retains its capacity to surprise those who hope against it.”
Téa Obreht, The Tiger's Wife

Mark Helprin
“No one ever said that you would live to see the repercussions of everything you do, or that you have guarantees, or that you are not obliged to wander in the dark, or that everything will be proved to you and neatly verified like something in science. Nothing is: at least nothing that is worthwhile. I didn't bring you up only to move across sure ground. I didn't teach you to think that everything must be within our control or understanding. Did I? For, if I did, I was wrong. I fyou won't take a chance, then the powers you refuse because you cannot explain them, will, as they say, make a monkey out of you.”
Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

Jane Austen
“but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”
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Leo Tolstoy
“But I'm glad you'll see me as I am. Above all, I wouldn't want people to think that I want to prove anything. I don't want to prove anything, I just want to live; to cause no evil to anyone but myself. I have that right, haven't I?”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Mark Twain
“What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.”
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