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As a Mexican woman living in the United States, facing her own travails with the immigration service for a green card that would grant her U.S. residency and permission to work, Luiselli became transfixed by the surge of child
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Chris Cleave
“You are a mousetrap of a friend, all soft cheese and hard springs”
Chris Cleave, Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Harry Kemelman
“You know, we have a saying that other people boast of the beauty of their women; we boast of our old men.”
Harry Kemelman, Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry

Chris Cleave
“Palmer? Would you bring us a little brandy?” Back the pewter tray came, with glasses and decanters. Palmer set it down on the occasional table and let a measure of syrup into each of two glasses. He scalped an orange and placed a shaving of peel in each glass. These he compressed with a pestle sufficiently to release their oils but not to macerate them. He added a dash of bitters and a measure of brandy to each glass, finishing with ice.”
Chris Cleave, Everyone Brave is Forgiven

“Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Everything remains as it was. The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no sorrow in your tone. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.”
Martin Short, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend

Doris Kearns Goodwin
“all relations of power rest on one thing, a contract between the leader and the followers such that the followers believe it is in their interest to follow the leader. No man can compel another—except at knifepoint—to do what he does not want to do.”17”
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

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