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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
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The Children Act by Ian McEwan
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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Luminaries
by Eleanor Catton
read in July, 2015
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On the Road by Jack Kerouac
“I realized these were all the snapshots which our children would look at someday with wonder, thinking their parents had lived smooth, well-ordered lives and got up in the morning to walk proudly on the sidewalks of life, never dreaming the raggedy madness and riot of our actual lives, our actual night, the hell of it, the senseless emptiness.”
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“Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together; sophistication demands that they submit to sex immediately without proper preliminary talk. Not courting talk — real straight talk about souls, for life is holy and every moment is precious.”
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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
read in March, 2014
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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
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The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
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“Blameless people are always the most exasperating.”
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Caleb Carr, The Alienist

George Eliot
“The terror of being judged sharpens the memory: it sends an inevitable glare over that long-unvisited past which has been habitually recalled only in general phrases. Even without memory, the life is bound into one by a zone of dependence in growth and decay; but intense memory forces a man to own his blameworthy past. With memory set smarting like a reopened wound, a man’s past is not simply a dead history, an outworn preparation of the present: it is not a repented error shaken loose from the life: it is a still quivering part of himself, bringing shudders and bitter flavors and the tinglings of a merited shame.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

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