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Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
“That's the secret. If you always make sure you're exactly the person you hoped to be, if you always make sure you know only the very best people, then you won't care if you die tomorrow.”
Carol Rifka Brunt
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The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide by Francine Jay
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
“And then as the little plane climbed higher and Olive saw spread out below them fields of bright and tender green in this morning sun, farther out the coastline, the ocean shiny and almost flat, tiny white wakes behind a few lobster boats--then Olive felt something she had not expected to feel again: a sudden surging greediness for life. She leaned forward, peering out the window: sweet pale clouds, the sky as blue as your hat, the new green of the fields, the broad expanse of water--seen from up here it all appeared wondrous, amazing. She remembered what hope was, and this was it. That inner churning that moves you forward, plows you through life the way the boats below plowed the shiny water, the way the plane was plowing forward to a place new, and where she was needed.”
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Food by Jim Gaffigan
Food: A Love Story
by Jim Gaffigan
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I love Jim Gaffigan, so I feel the need to explain my rating. This started out wonderfully, with lots of laugh-out-loud moments and quotable lines, but the format of “let me enumerate the foods or restaurants in a given category with a brief descript ...more
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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Olive Kitteridge
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Ann Patchett
“Perhaps you are right. In another setting it would be ridiculous, too grand. In another setting it would not happen because you are a famous woman and at best I would shake your famous hand for one second while you stepped into your car after a performance. But in this place I hear you sing every day. In this place I watch you eat your dinner, and what I feel in my heart is love. There is no point in not telling you that. These people who detain us so pleasantly may decide to shoot us after all. It is a possibility. And if that is the case, then why should I carry this love with me to the other world? Why not give to you what is yours?”
Ann Patchett, Bel Canto
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John Green
“Isaac was still clinging to the lectern. He started to cry. He pressed his forehead down to the podium and I watched his shoulders shake, and then finally, he said, 'Goddamn it, Augustus, editing your own eulogy.'
'Don't swear in the Literal Heart of Jesus,' Gus said.
'Goddamn it," Isaac said again.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Carol Rifka Brunt
“I used to think maybe I wanted to become a falconer, and now I'm sure of it, because I need to figure out the secret. I need to work out how to keep things flying back to me instead of always flying away.”
Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Carol Rifka Brunt
“That's the secret. If you always make sure you're exactly the person you hoped to be, if you always make sure you know only the very best people, then you won't care if you die tomorrow.”
Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I'm Home

“Then I yelled through his door, "It's an anniversary gift for you, asshole. Two whole weeks early. FIFTEEN YEARS IS BIG METAL CHICKENS.”
Jenny Lawson, Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

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