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Our Riches by Kaouther Adimi
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Our Riches, by Kaouther Adimi (and elegantly translated by Chris Andrews), is the story of a dismantling. It literally follows the decommissioning of Les Vraies Richesses, an Algiers bookstore founded in the 1930s. Metaphorically, it traces the last ...more
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Much like tumbleweeds, the main characters of Phyllis Barbers The Desert Between Us have fetched up in St. Thomas because thats where their lives have blown them. Geoffrey Scott ended up there after leaving his civilian post with the U.S Army; his ...more
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Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing by Maryla Szymiczkowa
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After ready two weighty books on the experiences of women in Korea and Japan, I desperately needed something that was more like my usual fare. Thankfully, my hold on Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing, by Maryla Szymiczkowa, came in. This novelperfectly and ...more
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Italo Calvino
“All that can be done is for each one of us to invent our own ideal library of our classics; and I would say that one half of it should consist of books we have read and that have meant something for us, and the other half of books which we intend to read and which we suppose might mean something to us. We should also leave a section of empty spaces for surprises and chance discoveries.”
Italo Calvino

“A man’s conscience may tell him to do the vilest things.”
Elizabeth Anscombe

Jesmyn Ward
“I will tie the glass and stone with string, hang the shards above my bed, so that they will flash in the dark and tell the story of Katrina, the mother that swept into the Gulf and slaughtered. Her chariot was a storm so great and black the Greeks would say it was harnessed to dragons. She was the murderous mother who cut us to the bone but left us alive, left us naked and bewildered as wrinkled newborn babies, as blind puppies, as sun-starved newly hatched baby snakes. She left us a dark Gulf and salt burned land. She left us to learn to crawl. She left us to salvage. Katrina is the mother we will remember until the next mother with large, merciless hands, committed to blood, comes.”
Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Truth is a matter of the imagination.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Jon Krakauer
“There are some ten thousand extant religious sects--each with its own cosmology, each with its own answer for the meaning of life and death. Most assert that the other 9,999 not only have it completely wrong but are instruments of evil, besides. None of the ten thousand has yet persuaded me to make the requisite leap of faith. In the absence of conviction, I've come to terms with the fact that uncertainty is an inescapable corollary of life. An abundance of mystery is simply part of the bargain--which doesn't strike me as something to lament. Accepting the essential inscrutability of existence, in any case, is surely preferable to its opposite: capitulating to the tyranny of intransigent belief.”
Jon Krakauer, Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

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