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Toddler 411 5th edition by Ari Brown
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Baby 411 by Denise Fields
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One of the most useful books I found the first year of George's life. This really helped me get a handle on what I needed to worry about and what not to worry about. It also helped me understand his ever-changing needs and rapid development and growt ...more
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NurtureShock by Po Bronson
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Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas
by David Mitchell
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Update 2017: It was just as wonderful on the reread as it was the first time around. I'm so excited to teach this one this semester!

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Reading a novel like this makes me wish it was still part of my job description to write lengthy papers that only o
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Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
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Charles Dickens
“I begin to think,' said Estella, in a musing way, after another moment of calm wonder, 'that I almost understand how this comes about. If you had brought up your adopted daughter wholly in the dark confinement of these rooms, and had never let her know that there was such a thing as the daylight by which she has never once seen your face―if you had done that, and then, for a purpose, had wanted her to understand the daylight and know all about it, you would have been disappointed and angry? . . .'
Or,' said Estella, '―which is a nearer case―if you had taught her, from the dawn of her intelligence, with your utmost energy and might, that there was such a thing as daylight, but that it was made to be her enemy and destroyer, and she must always turn against it, for it had blighted you and would else blight her―if you had done this, and then, for a purpose, had wanted her to take naturally to the daylight and she could not do it, you would have been disappointed and angry? . . .'
So,' said Estella, 'I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?'

A man may do both,' said Aragorn. 'For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

George Eliot
“No anguish I have had to bear on your account has been too heavy a price to pay for the new life into which I have entered in loving you.”
George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
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Charlotte Brontë
“It is a long way to Ireland, Janet, and I am sorry to send my little friend on such weary travels: but if I can't do better, how is it to be helped? Are you anything akin to me, do you think, Jane?"

I could risk no sort of answer by this time: my heart was still.

"Because, he said, "I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you - especially when you are near me, as now: it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame. And if that boisterous channel, and two hundred miles or so of land some broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapt; and then I've a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly. As for you, - you'd forget me.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë
“I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy–my better self–my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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