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"We have a choice. We can embrace our humanness, which means embracing our broken natures and the compassion that remains our best hope for healing. Or we can deny our brokenness, forswear compassion, and, as a result, deny our own humanity."
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The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
The Harder They Come
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Perhaps Boyle tackling his bleakest subject matter to date, a timely tale about the American soul hanging by a thread. Matters of gun violence, oppressive law enforcement, and threatened individualism bring out real damn-the-man-save-the-empire type ...more
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See
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Wow. This book. Truly exceptional. Every time I had to put it down I couldn't wait to get back to it. Doerr is such a lovely writer and a true story teller. I didn't want it to end.
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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

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

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!

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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