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The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley
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Inanna, Lady of Largest Heart by Enheduanna
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The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection by Lisa Kathleen Graddy
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The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories by Theodore W. Goossen
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Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
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The Gift by Vladimir Nabokov
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In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen
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Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle
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Sofia Petrovna by Lydia Chukovskaya
Sofia Petrovna
by Lydia Chukovskaya
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Isak Dinesen
“If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?”
Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa

Arundhati Roy
“...the secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen. They are as familiar as the house you live in. Or the smell of your lover’s skin. You know how they end, yet you listen as though you don’t. In the way that although you know that one day you will die, you live as though you won’t. In the Great Stories you know who lives, who dies, who finds love, who doesn’t. And yet you want to know again.

That is their mystery and their magic.”
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Dante Alighieri
“Thence we came forth to rebehold the stars.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

William Shakespeare
“The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.”
William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 2

Halldór Laxness
“And Ásta Sóllilja, it was she who swept on wings of poetry into those spheres which she had sensed as if in distant murmur one spring night last year when she was reading about the little girl who journeyed over the seven mountains; and the distant murmur had suddenly swelled to a song in her ears, and her soul found here for the first time its origin and its descent; happiness, fate, sorrow, she understood them all; and many other things. When a man looks at a flowering plant growing slender and helpless up in the wilderness among a hundred thousand stones, and he has found this plant only by chance, then he asks: Why is it that life is always trying to burst forth? Should one pull up this plant and use it to clean one's pipe? No, for this plant also broods over the limitation and the unlimitation of all life, and lives in the love of the good beyond these hundred thousand stones, like you and me; water it with care, but do not uproot it, maybe it is little Ásta Sóllilja.”
Halldór Laxness, Independent People

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