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The Fiction Class by Susan  Breen
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it was amazing

Why I loved this book: Like the very best novels the synopsis only scratches the surface of what it is. The main character teaches an adult ed fiction class and goes to visit her annoying mother at a nursing home. That's it. But that's NOT it. This is a book about how we perceive other people, about how writing can save us. It's about the sacrifices we make for each other and the risks we have to take if we want to fully experience our lives.

Best quotes: "All things are possible to those who believe. Everything is possible. Nothing is impossible."

"There's one way in which fiction is completely different from real life, and that is revision. Writers get a chance to do it over... Writers do it until they get it right."

"Isn't that why you write? Because you want to tell the truth? Because you want to understand the truth, and the only way to understand it is to write it down?"

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March 19, 2013 – Shelved
March 19, 2013 – Finished Reading

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