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"Ashley wrote: "Scott, my heart goes out to you in the loss of your father and brother so closely, and in your mother's battle with cancer. I hope you...more "
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The Long Goodbye by Meghan O'Rourke
The Long Goodbye
by Meghan O'Rourke
read in September, 2014
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I came to this book somewhat accidentally, having just learned that my mother has cancer, thinking it might prepare me for the battles that are currently unfolding in her, and my, world. I was surprised to discover that, instead of chronicling the au...more
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The Reivers by William Faulkner
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The House of God by Samuel Shem
The House of God
by Samuel Shem
read in July, 2014
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The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Yearling
by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
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Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore
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Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson
Now in November
by Josephine Winslow Johnson
read in October, 2013
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Now in November is arguably the most relentlessly tragic novel I've read and, yet, I loved it. Josephine W. Johnson tells the grinding story of a year (and more) in the life of a farming family during the Dust Bowl. In it, she paints a highly detaile...more
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For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.D.H. Lawrence
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The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
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By turns breathtakingly beautiful and heartbreakingly poignant, William Styron’s The Confessions of Nat Turner ranks among the most beautiful novels I’ve read. Though unavoidably polemical, the book is nonetheless a deeply stirring contemplation of m...more
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Ordinary Love and Good Will by Jane Smiley
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“[B]e comforted in the fact that the ache in your heart and the confusion in your soul means that you are still alive, still human, and still open to the beauty of the world, even though you have done nothing to deserve it. And when you resent the ache in your heart, remember: You will be dead and buried soon enough.”
P. Harding

T.S. Eliot
“To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.”
T.S. Eliot, The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism

Louis Adamic
“My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.”
Louis Adamic

Arundhati Roy
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
Arundhati Roy

Rabindranath Tagore
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

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