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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
"I loved the premise of this book. A life lived over and over again until it came out just right. Some of the most dramatic changes being brought about by some of the most subtle differences. I think I might have loved it if only I could've loved t..." Read more of this review »
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
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Stone cold classic. I knew this story would be intense and prophetic, scary in its plausibility. Atwood is a genius of structure, style, and symbolism. Powerful statement against extremism. Wow.
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Vanessa is on page 78 of 311 of The Handmaid's Tale: I decided to ditch all the 2014 contemporary fiction choices I was considering reading in favor of a modern classic from 1985. I remember being stunned by the movie, but I've never read the book. The oppression is scary & utterly believable so far, but I hope not prescient. Yikes.
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The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
by Lev Grossman (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Much more satisfying than the last trilogy-ender that I read (Allegiant). Superb fantasy novel, but not suitable for kids. Minor quibble: he should have included a map of Fillory in this one too. Long live the giant Cozy Horse!
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The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero
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The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
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Walt Whitman
“I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.”
Walt Whitman

Christina Rossetti
“For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands”
Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market and Other Poems

Leo Tolstoy
“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.”
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Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“Though her soul requires seeing, the culture around her requires sightlessness. Though her soul wishes to speak its truth, she is pressured to be silent.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

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