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It starts well with an interesting picture of small-town Minnesota and the folks who live there. I realized right away that one of the things I like about Sanford is his attention to detail - most things are described in minute detail. Soon, however, ...more
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When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
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I listened to the audiobook which has the author as the reader (a big plus). I really liked some of it and some of it I really didn't like. It's hard to listen to a long exposition on how Sedaris quit smoking by going to Tokyo. It's hard to listen to ...more
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I don't know why it was hard for me to get through this. I love the author (The Cutting Season), I love Empire which Locke helped write and I love the theme of racial justice. However, I only read a few pages at a time until I finally decided that I ...more
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Carol Taylor voted for Every Note Played as Best Fiction in the Opening Round of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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What a Woman Must Do by Faith  Sullivan
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Life in the 1950's with flashbacks to earlier times, small town Minnesota, farming, friendships - this was what I really enjoyed about What a Woman Must Do by Faith Sullivan, a Minnesota based writer who excels at this type of story. It was just what ...more
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Fredrik Backman
“You never have the sort of friends you have when you’re fifteen ever again. Even if you keep them for the rest of your life, it’s never the same as it was then.”
Fredrik Backman, Beartown

Fredrik Backman
“All adults have days when we feel completely drained. When we no longer know quite what we spend so much time fighting for, when reality and everyday worries overwhelm us and we wonder how much longer we’re going to be able to carry on. The wonderful thing is that we can all live through far more days like that without breaking than we think. The terrible thing is that we never know exactly how many.”
Fredrik Backman, Beartown

Robert F. Kennedy
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
Robert F. Kennedy

John Updike
“I want to write books that unlock the traffic jam in everybody's head.”
John Updike, Hugging the Shore: Essays and Criticism

William F. Buckley Jr.
“To fail to experience gratitude when walking through the corridors of the Metropolitan Museum, when listening to the music of Bach or Beethoven, when exercising our freedom to speak, or ... to give, or withhold, our assent, is to fail to recognize how much we have received from the great wellsprings of human talent and concern that gave us Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, our parents, our friends. We need a rebirth of gratitude for those who have cared for us, living and, mostly, dead. The high moments of our way of life are their gifts to us. We must remember them in our thoughts and in our prayers; and in our deeds.”
William F. Buckley

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