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"Dipping in and out of Truman Capote I have become quite a fan." Aug 12, 2014 03:25AM

 

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Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
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Goodbye to Berlin was chosen by my book group to read during August, we meet later this evening to discuss it. My first Christopher Isherwood book, and I don’t know what I was expecting, but it surprised me for a number of reasons. A...more
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We That Were Young by Irene Rathbone
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Ali is on page 366 of We That Were Young: oh the waste in young lives by war. will we ever truly learn.
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n a sense Bricks and Mortar is a pretty typical Persephone novel, a largely domestic novel which follow the fortunes of a family across more than three decades. What sets this lovely novel a little apart from the other wonderful domestic set novels w...more
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John Irving
“… and so he tried to accept the ache in his heart as what Dr. Larch would call the common symptoms of normal life.”
John Irving, The Cider House Rules

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Long after midnight the towers and spires of Princeton were visible, with here and there a late-burning light – and suddenly out of the clear darkness the sound of bells. As an endless dream it went on; the spirit of the past brooding over a new generation, the chosen youth from the muddled, unchastened world, still fed romantically on the mistakes and half-forgotten dreams of dead statesmen and poets. Here was a new generation, shouting the old cries, learning the old creeds, through a reverie of long days and nights, destined finally to go out into the dirty grey turmoil to follow love and pride; a new generation dedicated more than the last to the fear of poverty and the worship of success; grown up to find all God’s dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken…”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Charles Dickens
“No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.”
Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

Elizabeth I Tudor
“And therefore I am come amongst you at this time, not as for my recreation or sport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all; to lay down, for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honour and my blood, even the dust. I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England, too.”
Elizabeth I Tudor

John Irving
“Grant us safe lodging, and holy rest,” Mrs. Grogan was saying, “and peace at last.” Amen, thought Wilbur Larch, the Saint of St. Cloud’s, who was seventy-something, and an ether addict, and who felt that he’d come a long way and still had a long way to go.”
John Irving, The Cider House Rules

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