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How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
How Proust Can Change Your Life
by Alain de Botton (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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I'm sure I'd have gotten more out of this if I'd finished even Swann's Way, but it was still delightful.
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Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
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Starts out as a really superlative memoir, but then goes on too long re: her loveless green card marriage, becoming a kind of metaphor for her loveless green card marriage. Learn when to call it quits, girl.
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Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
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Duck, duck, grey duck! This book has everything.
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
read in July, 2015
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This had a lot of strengths, but it didn't overwhelm me with its wonderfulness or anything.
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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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alison is on page 108 of 832 of The Brothers Karamazov
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From Scratch by Allen Salkin
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The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
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More Jessica Darling than We Were Liars, but that's cool.
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Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
Sag Harbor
by Colson Whitehead
read in June, 2015
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Colson Whitehead is a national treasure. Has there ever been a more usefully evocative phrase than "Rum Raisin Imbecile?"
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The Vacationers by Emma Straub
The Vacationers
by Emma Straub (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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Marisa de los Santos
“Jimmy Stewart is always and indisputably the best man in the world, unless Cary Grant should happen to show up.”
Marisa de los Santos, Love Walked In

Gustave Flaubert
“Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.”
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Edgar Lee Masters
“To this generation I would say:
Memorize some bit of verse of truth or beauty.”
Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology

Woody Allen
“I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.”
Woody Allen

Stella Gibbons
“One of the disadvantages of almost universal education was the fact that all kinds of persons acquired a familiarity with one's favorite writers. It gave one a curious feeling; it was like seeing a drunken stranger wrapped in one's dressing gown.”
Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm

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