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Laura Moriarty

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Laura Moriarty earned a degree is social work before returning for her M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Kansas. She was the recipient of the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas. http://www.lauramoriarty.net/bio.htm) ...more

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I loved this book and I loved Tiffany. Funny and full of compassion. Even the minor characters were well drawn and intriguing. Great read.
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The Tyranny of Opinion by Russell Blackford
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An important and engaging book, which takes its title from J. S. Mill’s caution about the power of non-governmental censorship; Blackford writes that members of his own tribe, liberals, censor themselves in a culture of fear--because of purity polici ...more
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Full of insight and honesty, a powerful memoir of a writer looking at the world with new eyes. Louise Krug can be very funny too.
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They're Playing Our Song by Carole Bayer Sager
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“You could push people away, past their limits, even accidentally, and then it was just too late to get them back”
Laura Moriarty, The Rest of Her Life

“My mother says that when Mrs. Rowley is mean, which is generally the case, it is really because she is just unhappy, and who could blame her with a husband like that . . . She says this is really the only reason people are ever mean--they have something hurting inside of them, a claw of unhappiness scratching at their hearts, and it hurts them so much that sometimes they have to push it right out of their mouths to scratch someone else, just to give themselves a rest, a moment of relief.”
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“Maybe children just want whatever it is they don't get. And then they grow up and give their children what they wanted, be it silence or information, affection or independence--so that child, in turn, craves something else. With every generation the pendulum swings from opposite to opposite, stillness and peace so elusive.”
Laura Moriarty, The Rest of Her Life

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