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Cheryl Cheryl said: " Should have read this years ago, but the title fooled me. I was thinking that it'd be a bunch of factoids about all sorts of things.

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The Quiet World by William Dusty
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The Copper Beech by Maeve Binchy
The Copper Beech
by Maeve Binchy
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Nice. It's what I've come to think of as typical Binchy, since I started reading her lately. Not *too* much incomprehensible dialect, and definitely sweeter than Circle of Friends - more HEAs and less vengeance. Still, don't fall in love with any par ...more
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Barbara Cooney
“I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting. …It does not hurt them to read about good and evil, love and hate, life and death. Nor do I think they should read only about things that they understand. '…a man’s reach should exceed his grasp.' So should a child’s. For myself, I will never talk down to, or draw down to, children.

(from the author's acceptance speech for the Caldecott award)”
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Katherine Paterson
“The very persons who have taken away my time and space are those who have given me something to say.”
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Karen Blixen
“I know of a cure for everything: salt one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.”
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Yannick Murphy
“THOUGHTS ON RIDE HOME: If my levels get too high, if they talk too much, then put me out of my misery and burn me on a pyre, that’s how I want to go. Don’t bother with a backhoe to try and dig the hole. Take down the trees to build the pyre off our land. Let the Newfoundlands have my bones. Let them walk the property drooling with my femur between their massive jaws. I am renewable energy.”
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Samuel Johnson
“God Himself, sir, does not propose to judge a man until his life is over. Why should you and I?”
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