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Lis Anna-Langston

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Lis Anna-Langston was raised along the winding current of the Mississippi River on a steady diet of dog-eared books. She attended a Creative and Performing Arts School from middle school until graduation and went on to study Literature at Webster University. Her two novels, Gobbledy and Tupelo Honey have won the Parents’ Choice Gold, Moonbeam Book Award, Independent Press Award, Benjamin Franklin Book Award and NYC Big Book Awards. Twice nominated for the Pushcart award and Finalist in the Brighthorse Book Prize, William Faulkner Fiction Contest and Thomas Wolfe Fiction Award, her work has been published in The Literary Review, Emerson Review, The Merrimack Review, Emrys Journal, The MacGuffin, Sand Hill Review and dozens of other literary ...more

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Lis Anna-Langston Ha. This is SUCH a good question and one that no one in a forum or real life has ever asked me. I have many favorite fictional couples. Jay Gatsby & D…moreHa. This is SUCH a good question and one that no one in a forum or real life has ever asked me. I have many favorite fictional couples. Jay Gatsby & Daisy, Tyler Durden and Marla Singer, Tomas and Sabine from the Unbearable Lightness of Being, Rodolfo & Mimi from La Boheme . The thought that Jay Gatsby built an entire empire just to get Daisy to notice him always stuck me as tragic but incredibly romantic. He built his entire world around her, for her. Tyler & Marla are an incredible train wreck, a threesome of sorts because the narrator is involved. A brilliant depiction of two people coming apart at the seams together. More recently, I became enthralled with the relationship between Major John André and Peggy Shippen on Turn. If you research the Revolutionary War you find find actual drawings of Andre hanged. In the series it is such an urgent, longing love affair.

Those are my romantic couples but, of course, there are also the odd couples like Butch and the little boy in A Perfect World, Walter White & Jesse, Shug Avery & Celie and Ruth and Iggie from Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. These women who forged a life from the world around them, with all of it's obstacles and heartache. I will always remember Ruth saying: Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you: for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge: your people shall be my people.

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“For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
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because it serenely disdains to destroy us.
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“Perhaps everybody has a garden of Eden, I don't know; but they have scarcely seen their garden before they see the flaming sword. Then, perhaps, life only offers the choice of remembering the garden or forgetting it. Either, or: it takes strength to remember, it takes another kind of strength to forget, it takes a hero to do both. People who remember court madness through pain, the pain of the perpetually recurring death of their innocence; people who forget court another kind of madness, the madness of the denial of pain and the hatred of innocence; and the world is mostly divided between madmen who remember and madmen who forget. Heroes are rare.”
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Lis Anna-Langston The Joan Silber novel. It is six stories in one. I just love that book. I have my original hardback copy I purchased years after it came out. I can see it from here on the shelf. I just love that book. It stayed with me the same way The English Patient does.


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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ I don't typically accept author friendvites if I don't know them (because too many just want to use it as a marketing ploy) but I love your answer to the "Marry me?" question. :) Also, it turns out there are at least 3 books titled "Size of the World" and now I'm wondering which one you meant!

ETA: never mind, I found it on your GR bookshelves!


Emma Sea Hi Lis, thanks for the friendvite. Nice to meet you.


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