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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
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The Elephant's Journey by José Saramago
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Read for class. It starts out really slow but improves as it goes.
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A Line Made by Walking by Sara Baume
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Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. This isn't a "feel good" novel but an exploration about death and nature in all its glory, all its solemnity.
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Columbine by Dave Cullen
Columbine
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Oh my goodness. This is a harrowing look at the act that has changed school safety in the last 20 years. Cullen seems to be channeling Truman Capote in his depiction of the perpetrators and the victims, but I enjoyed the TONE of intimacy that Capote ...more
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Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
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The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb
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Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
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Slow-starter but MAN, did it deliver!!
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Calypso by David Sedaris
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The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill
The Surface Breaks
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3.8 stars. This is a feminist retelling of The Little Mermaid. I loved that movie as a child, but the feminism is a little heavy-handed in here. Not one redeemable male character in this story. Not one. Real feminism is about men and women being equa ...more
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C.S. Lewis
“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
C.S. Lewis

“Books have formed the soul of me. I know that spiritual formation is of God, but I also know—mainly because I learned it from books—that there are other kinds of formation, too, everyday gifts, and that God uses the things of this earth to teach us and shape us, and to help us find truth.”
Karen Swallow Prior, Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me

Barbara Brown Taylor
“Earth is so thick with divine possibility that it is a wonder we can walk anywhere without cracking our shins on altars.”
Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

Alice McDermott
“We are surrounded by story.”
Alice McDermott

Frida Kahlo
“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”
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