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The Painter by Peter Heller
The Painter: A novel
by Peter Heller
read in April, 2014
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If you loved The Dog Stars by Heller, you'll probably really like The Painter. Heller's main character, the painter, Jim Stegner is very much like Hig in that first novel.

A feeling of loss pervades our lives, and many of us use creativity as a way t...more
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The Collector by John Fowles
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After the End by Amy Plum
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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
The Interestings
by Meg Wolitzer
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This novel features an ensemble cast of characters: a group of teenagers who meet at an artsy New England summer camp for well to do kids, mostly refugees from NYC, sent by their wealthy parents. Ms Wolitzer follows several of these...more
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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
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I cannot believe I waited so long to read this book! Ann Patchett has long been one of my favorite authors. I love her fiction, and I really enjoyed Truth and Beauty, her honest memoir about her dear friend and fellow writer, Lucy Greely (and I've re...more
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I Shall be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe
I Shall be Near to You
by Erin Lindsay McCabe (Goodreads Author)
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Erin Lindsay McCabe has written a moving novel about a young wife who follows her husband into the Union Army, and into battle. Rosetta and Jeremiah are newlywed in New York state. They dream of having their own farm, possibly a homestead out west. R...more
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E.M. Forster
“Human beings have their great chance in the novel.”
E.M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel

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“I believe in aristocracy, though -- if that is the right word, and if a democrat may use it. Not an aristocracy of power, based upon rank and influence, but an aristocracy of the sensitive, the considerate and the plucky. Its members are to be found in all nations and classes, and all through the ages, and there is a secreat understanding between them when they meet. They represent the true human tradition, the one permanent victory of our queer race over cruelty and chaos. Thousands of them perish in obscurity, a few are great names. They are sensitive for others as well as themselves, they are considerate without being fussy, their pluck is not swankiness but power to endure, and they can take a joke.”
E.M. Forster, Two Cheers of Democracy

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“A humanist has four leading characteristics - curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.”
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“Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?”
E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

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“But this time I'm not to blame; I want you to believe that. I simply slipped into those violets. No, I want to be really truthful. I am a little to blame. The sky, you know, was gold, and the ground all blue, and for a moment he looked like some one in a book.”
E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

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