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Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
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So. Good. Hysterical, smart and as a former English adjunct... just yes. All of the yes.
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The title of this book attracted me first, with its quirky how-to beginning and then an ending I wasn't sure what to make of. What's a science fictional universe, I wondered, and was hooked.

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Richard Siken
“..and the gentleness that comes,
not from the absence of violence, but despite
the abundance of it.”
Richard Siken, Crush

Catherynne M. Valente
“A silent Library is a sad Library. A Library without patrons on whom to pile books and tales and knowing and magazines full of up-to-the-minute politickal fashions and atlases and plays in pentameter! A Library should be full of exclamations! Shouts of delight and horror as the wonders of the world are discovered or the lies of the heavens are uncovered or the wild adventures of devil-knows-who sent romping out of the pages. A Library should be full of now-just-a-minutes and that-can't-be-rights and scientifick folk running skelter to prove somebody wrong. It should positively vibrate with laughing at comedies and sobbing at tragedies, it should echo with gasps as decent ladies glimpse indecent things and indecent ladies stumble upon secret and scandalous decencies! A Library should not shush; it should roar!”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

Vincent Starrett
“But there can be no grave for Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson...Shall they not always live in Baker Street? Are they not there this moment, as one writes? Outside, the hansoms rattle through the rain, and Moriarty plans his latest devilry. Within, the sea-coal flames upon the hearth and Holmes and Watson take their well-won case...So they still live for all that love them well; in a romantic chamber of the heart, in a nostalgic country of the mind, where it is always 1895.”
Vincent Starrett, The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes

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“A library is never complete. That’s the joy of it. We are always seeking one more book to add to our collection.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

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