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KJ Grow and 1 other person liked Tara's review of A Little Life:
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
""And so I try to be kind to everything I see, and in everything I see, I see him."

This book asks impossible questions: From what can we recover? Where are the boundaries between friendship and love, and to what degree do they matter? Is healing po..." Read more of this review »
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My Real Children by Jo Walton
My Real Children
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"A funny little embodiment of this quote from Cheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, "“I'll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don't choose. We'll only know that whatever that sister life was..." Read more of this review »
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The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
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How To Cook A Moose by Kate Christensen
How To Cook A Moose
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The state slogan for Maine is "The Way Life Should Be", and in this lively book, Kate Christensen affirms her love for her adopted home state through the food, the people, and the culture. In a land where winters can be harsh and work tough to come b ...more
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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
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The Precipice by Paul Doiron
The Precipice: A Novel (Mike Bowditch, #6)
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The Narrow Edge by Deborah Cramer
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KJ Grow and 1 other person liked Nancy Martira's review of The Bees:
The Bees by Laline Paull
"The next time you see a bee, you will strain to look for blood stains. You will look at a jar of honey and feel a hot complicity. Your dreams will change. This book is terrifying, but not in the way you are anticipating. "
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“Wherever you are, with whatever means you have, if you reclaim a piece of land for nature, your world will grow kinder, more benevolent. Create havens - for animals, for other people, for yourself - and let this reflect into the world. Fight for space in your own backyard, in an acre or a flowerpot or simply an embrace of the longing for company that lingers in your wilting heart. If you take this one step toward them, no matter where you are, the elephants will come to you.”
Boyd Varty, Cathedral of the Wild: An African Journey Home

Julia Child
“Remember, 'No one's more important than people'! In other words, friendship is the most important thing--not career or housework, or one's fatigue--and it needs to be tended and nurtured.”
Julia Child, My Life in France

Edwidge Danticat
“So much had fallen into the sea. Hats fell in to the sea. Hearts fell into the sea. So much had fallen into the sea”
Edwidge Danticat, Claire of the Sea Light

Betty  Smith
“Then I've been drunk, too," admitted Francie.

"On beer?"

"No. Last spring, in McCarren's Park, I saw a tulip for the first time in my life.”
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Cheryl Strayed
“I'll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don't choose. We'll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn't carry us. There's nothing to do but salute it from the shore.”
Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

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