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Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor
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Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins
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The Host by Stephenie Meyer
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For some reason, much more scarier than I expected. Perhaps it's all the stories of spirits and walk-ins and the unseen I was told as a child? However, this novel gave a whole new dimension of possibilities for evidence of the things unseen.
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A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
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The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home by Ken Albala
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Give Us a Kiss by Daniel Woodrell
Give Us a Kiss
by Daniel Woodrell
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This novel just grabbed me by the collar and pulled me right into it. Although based on Missourians, it still seemed oddly familiar, the people and situations were so similar to people I knew in Central Texas.
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Motherland by Amy Sohn
Motherland
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read in September, 2012
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Okay, I literally forced myself to finish this novel. Time and time again, I had to accuse myself of reverse-snobbism and try and try to view this characters with some empathy. Unbidden, I kept thinking of something my husband says often,"Pretty (so ...more
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Subversives by Seth Rosenfeld
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Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers
Hide Me Among the Graves
by Tim Powers
read in August, 2013
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Found this at the library Saturday evening, cannot hardly put it down but gosh, it's terribly frightening. What pulled me into, is this alternate-history tale...Christina Rossetti, Gabriel Rossetti and oh, John Polidori as the main characters. Anyon ...more
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Leo Tolstoy
“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Kim Harrison
“the mad have a grace all their own”
Kim Harrison, Every Which Way But Dead

Wendell Berry
“Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
vacation with pay. Want more
of everything ready-made. Be afraid
to know your neighbors and to die.

And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future will be a mystery
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card
and shut away in a little drawer.

When they want you to buy something
they will call you. When they want you
to die for profit they will let you know.
So, friends, every day do something
that won’t compute. Love the Lord.
Love the world. Work for nothing.
Take all that you have and be poor.
Love someone who does not deserve it.

Denounce the government and embrace
the flag. Hope to live in that free
republic for which it stands.
Give your approval to all you cannot
understand. Praise ignorance, for what man
has not encountered he has not destroyed.

Ask the questions that have no answers.
Invest in the millenium. Plant sequoias.
Say that your main crop is the forest
that you did not plant,
that you will not live to harvest.

Say that the leaves are harvested
when they have rotted into the mold.
Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.
Put your faith in the two inches of humus
that will build under the trees
every thousand years.

Listen to carrion — put your ear
close, and hear the faint chattering
of the songs that are to come.
Expect the end of the world. Laugh.
Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
though you have considered all the facts.
So long as women do not go cheap
for power, please women more than men.

Ask yourself: Will this satisfy
a woman satisfied to bear a child?
Will this disturb the sleep
of a woman near to giving birth?

Go with your love to the fields.
Lie down in the shade. Rest your head
in her lap. Swear allegiance
to what is nighest your thoughts.

As soon as the generals and the politicos
can predict the motions of your mind,
lose it. Leave it as a sign
to mark the false trail, the way
you didn’t go.

Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
Practice resurrection.”
Wendell Berry

Kim Harrison
“My mother isn't crazy. She simply has a harder time than most reconciling her reality with everyone else's reality.”
Kim Harrison, A Perfect Blood

Wendell Berry
“Especially among Christians in positions of wealth and power, the idea of reading the Gospels and keeping Jesus' commandments as stated therein has been replaced by a curious process of logic. According to this process, people first declare themselves to be followers of Christ, and then they assume that whatever they say or do merits the adjective "Christian".”
Wendell Berry, Blessed are the Peacemakers: Christ's Teachings of Love, Compassion, and Forgiveness

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