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Voyager by Russell Banks
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Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
Everybody's Fool
by Richard Russo
read in March, 2016
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The magic of Russo is his ability to capture the quiet uniqueness of every day life as it happens to normal people in normal towns. The dialogue alone had me chuckling and rereading passages. So sharp! So clever! Each character so well-drawn! (Sully! ...more
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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
H is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald
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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
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A Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin
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Sweetland by Michael Crummey
Sweetland
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The Life You Save May Be Your Own by Paul Elie
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Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
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I hate this book. There I said it. I keep trying to read it and then I look down and it says I still have soooo much time left in this book. I'm never going to finish.

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Stephen King
“...stupidity is one of the two things we see most clearly in retrospect. The other is missed chances.”
Stephen King, 11/22/63

Amor Towles
“In our twenties, when there is still so much time ahead of us, time that seems ample for a hundred indecisions, for a hundred visions and revisions—we draw a card, and we must decide right then and there whether to keep that card and discard the next, or discard the first card and keep the second. And before we know it, the deck has been played out and the decisions we have just made will shape our lives for decades to come.”
Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

Ron Currie Jr.
“Everything ends, and Everything matters.

Everything matters not in spite of the end of you and all that you love, but because of it. Everything is all you’ve got…and after Everything is nothing. So you were wise to welcome Everything, the good and the bad alike, and cling to it all. Gather it in. Seek the meaning in sorrow and don’t ever turn away, not once, from here until the end. Because it is all the same, it is all unfathomable, and it is all infinitely preferable to the one dreadful alternative.”
Ron Currie Jr., Everything Matters!

Hanya Yanagihara
“You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

Kazuo Ishiguro
“All I know is that I've wasted all these years looking for something, a sort of trophy I'd get only if I really, really did enough to deserve it. But I don't want it anymore, I want something else now, something warm and sheltering, something I can turn to, regardless of what I do, regardless of who I become. Something that will just be there, always, like tomorrow's sky. That's what I want now, and I think it's what you should want too. But it will be too late soon. We'll become too set to change. If we don't take our chance now, another may never come for either of us.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans

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