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"So is every single tea bush here. So am I. And so are you, Mr. Pretorius. Especially you.""
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Katie is 5% done with The Garden of Evening Mists: "You're removing all the pine trees in Majuba? And the firs, the eucalyptuses... the roses, the irises... the... the strelitzias?"
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The Garden of Evening Mists by Twan Eng Tan
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The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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I wouldn't say I read a ton of medical nonfiction, but I am a particular fan of Atul Gawande, and I believe his approach to the subgenre is both effective and very compelling. To make the material accessible, Gawande bolsters medical facts with lived ...more
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Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta
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Mark Twain
“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
Mark Twain

Jhumpa Lahiri
“Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination.”
Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies

Kobayashi Issa
“The world of dew
is the world of dew.
And yet, and yet--”
Kobayashi Issa, The Dumpling Field: Haiku Of Issa
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Bill Bryson
“Tune your television to any channel it doesn't receive and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe.”
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

Neil Gaiman
“One describes a tale best by telling the tale. You see? The way one describes a story, to oneself or to the world, is by telling the story. It is a balancing act and it is a dream. The more accurate the map, the more it resembles the territory. The most accurate map possible would be the territory, and thus would be perfectly accurate and perfectly useless.
The tale is the map that is the territory.
You must remember this.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

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