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Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliott Friedman
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Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Kate Atkinson
“Ursula craved solitude but she hated loneliness, a conundrum that she couldn’t even begin to solve.”
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life

Tom Franklin
“The visit hadn't lasted much longer, and Wallace never said what he'd done, but after Larry watched him go, he'd spent the rest of the night on his porch as daylight crept through the trees like am army of crafty boys.”
Tom Franklin, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Tom Franklin
“Well, sugar," she said, limping off, "don't be too hard on yourself. Now and again it's okay to let yourself off the hook."

But that was the trouble, wasn't it? Letting himself off the hook had been his way of life.”
Tom Franklin, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Junot Díaz
“And the roaches. The roaches were so bold in his flat that turning on the lights did not startle them. They waved their three-inch antennas as if to say, Hey, puto, turn that shit off.”
Junot Díaz, Drown

Bill Bryson
“Australia is mostly empty and a long way away. Its population is small and its role in the world consequently peripheral. It doesn't have coups, recklessly overfish, arm disagreeable despots, grow coca in provocative quantities, or throw its weight around in a brash and unseemly manner. It is stable and peaceful and good. It doesn't need watching, and so we don't. But I will tell you this: the loss is entirely ours.”
Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country

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