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Colette and 224 other people liked Lynn's review of My Sister's Keeper:
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
"**If you're planning on reading this book, don't read my review. I give away the horribly disappointing ending. On second thought, don't read this book, read my review.**

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A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached
""A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return" didn't do much for me. It tells the story of two children spending the night in their foyer while their parents are stuck just blocks away behind the east/west barricade. Neighbors stop by, some w..." Read more of this review »
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
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Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler
"There has been much chatter about Something Other Than God so I caved and purchased a copy. Having never read her blog I wasn't sure what to expect from her book. It came across as a bit of spoiled girl whining -- giving up all the first class tra..." Read more of this review »
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
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Parenting Beyond Belief by Dale McGowan
"I was not exactly the right audience for this book, not being an atheist. But it filled a definite gap for me, being a parent who does not feel comfortable raising my child in an organized religion. As one who is neither "religious" or "atheist" I..." Read more of this review »
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The Wreath by Sigrid Undset
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Jonathan Safran Foer
“The only thing more painful than being an active forgetter is to be an inert rememberer.”
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“One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

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“But I do not do these things because we are family. I do them because they are common decencies. That is an idiom that the hero taught me. I do them because I am not a big fucking asshole. That is another idiom that the hero taught me.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

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“He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful person, to be, as simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was, happy. And during the course of each day his heart would descend from his chest into his stomach. By early afternoon he was overcome by the feeling that nothing was right, or nothing was right for him, and by the desire to be alone. By evening he was fulfilled: alone in the magnitude of his grief, alone in his aimless guilt, alone even in his loneliness. I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others--the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by the midafternoon he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else. I am not sad.
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

Jonathan Franzen
“Remind me again what's wrong with Dave Matthews?"
"Basically everything, except technical proficiency," Walter said.
"Right."
"But maybe especially the banality of the lyrics. 'Gotta be free, so free, yeah, yeah, yeah. Can't live without my freedom, yeah yeah.' That's pretty much every song.”
Jonathan Franzen, Freedom

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