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Americanah
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Manny is on page 485 of 551 of Mykle: I den sobre samtalebok En annen Mykle berettet Jane fra sitt eget liv. Her, mot slutten, ga hun også svaret på et spørsmål man måtte kjenne historien for å kunne stille:

- Hender det at du tenker at den som gir noe, også skal få noe tilbake?

- Nei, hvorfor det? Hvis man gir noe, er det fordi man har lyst.
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Jibran is on page 31 of 246 of Catullus: "Your divan reeking of Syrian unguents,
the pillows & bedclothes indented in several places,
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Without more discretion your silence is pointless.
Attenuated thighs betray your preoccupation,
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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" I'm starting 'Testament of Youth' with Aubrey in August, probably around the 15th, so if anyone's interested in joining feel free! The more the merrie ...more "
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Zero to One by Peter Thiel
“By the time a student gets to college, he's spent a decade curating a bewilderingly diverse resume to prepare for a completely unknowable future. Come what may, he's ready--for nothing in particular.”
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
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Kirstine made a comment in the group 500 Great Books By WomenKirstine's SoW 2015 reads topic
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
" You should, Jibran! I really want to read some of her non-fiction. This one got me very interested in her work! "
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