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The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway
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"Nick, knowing just how Cezanne would paint this stretch of river and the swamp, stood up and stepped down into the stream."
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The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell
The Maid's Version
by Daniel Woodrell
read in May, 2015
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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"Travel light. She extended her arms to embrace her (sparse) house, maybe the whole world."
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Paper Towns by John Green
Paper Towns
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"Imagining isn't perfect. You can't get all the way inside someone else. But imagining being someone else, or the world being something else, is the only way in. It is the machine that kills fascists."
"And it's only in the time (when things happen
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As a Friend by Forrest Gander
As a Friend: A Novel
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"You said that the world must listen to living things the way Miles Davis listens to music, marking everything that might be left out."

"I don't think poets tell things at all. Poetry listens."

"Maybe the best we can do is try to leave our
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Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Song of Solomon
by Toni Morrison
read in March, 2015
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"Perhaps that's what all human relationships boiled down to: Would you save my life (lift me up) or would you take it (keep me down)?"
"...And (I'm from) that tribe. That flying' motherfuckin' tribe."
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My Heart Is an Idiot by Davy Rothbart
My Heart Is an Idiot: Essays
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read in February, 2015
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
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"Thou mayest."
"I am certain that under their topmost layers of frailty men want to be good and want to be loved. Indeed most of their vices are attempted shortcuts to love."
"The greatest terror a child can have is that he is not loved and rejection i
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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
by Cheryl Strayed (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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"..I realized it was like taking hold of the loose strand of yarn on a sweater you'd just spent hours knitting and pulling it until the entire sweater unraveled into a pile of string. (This) was the maddening effort of knitting that sweater and unrav ...more
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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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"Then one day she watched the shadow of herself going about tending store and prostrating itself before Jody, while all the time she herself sat under a shady tree with the wind blowing through her hair and her clothes. Somebody near about making sum ...more
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