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Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories by Philip Roth
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The Keep by Jennifer Egan
" I think I might have read it when it came out, 5 years ago? I'm not sure why I have it 2 stars...or why I didn't write a review. But It wasn't bad wri ...more"
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The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
The Uncommon Reader
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California by Edan Lepucki
" Yes, it was a disappointment, sadly.
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The Visitors by Sally Beauman
The Visitors
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Wonderful, descriptive book about Egypt and the English there, searching for treasure, before, during and after the discovery of King Tut's tomb. Told from the point of view of a child who witnesses all. A lovely, drowsy read, perfect fro Do
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California by Edan Lepucki
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I was really looking forward to this book--of course, it got so much publicity, one couldn't help but see it at the bookstore. Maybe after the great experiences of The Bone Clocks and Station Eleven, though, it was just a huge let down. It wasn't a t ...more
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E.M. Forster
“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.”
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Rebecca Stead
“Mom says each of us has a veil between ourselves and the rest of the world, like a bride wears on her wedding day, except this kind of veil is invisible. We walk around happily with these invisible veils hanging down over our faces. The world is kind of blurry, and we like it that way. But sometimes our veils are pushed away for a few moments, like there's a wind blowing it from our faces. And when the veil lifts, we can see the world as it really is, just for those few seconds before it settles down again. We see all the beauty, and cruelty, and sadness, and love. But mostly we are happy not to. Some people learn to lift the veil themselves. Then they don't have to depend on the wind anymore.”
Rebecca Stead, When You Reach Me

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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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“Human beings have their great chance in the novel.”
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“Have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time - beautiful?”
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