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The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss
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Alexis Leon wants to read 35 books in the 2020 Reading Challenge
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I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
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I don't read true crime. I also don't often give five stars. This book was recommended and handed to me by a fellow theater brat. And the first day I picked it up I tore through 140 pages almost without blinking. McNamara is (was) a masterful writer, ...more
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“When someone does wrong, whether it is you or me, whether it is mother or father, whether it is the Gold Coast man or the white man, it is like a fisherman casting a net into the water. He keeps only the one or two fish that he needs to feed himself and puts the rest in the water, thinking that their lives will go back to normal. No one forgets that they were once captive, even if they are now
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“When someone does wrong, whether it is you or me, whether it is mother or father, whether it is the Gold Coast man or the white man, it is like a fisherman casting a net into the water. He keeps only the one or two fish that he needs to feed himself and puts the rest in the water, thinking that their lives will go back to normal. No one forgets that they were once captive, even if they are now
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Forgiveness was an act done after the fact, a piece of the bad deed’s future. And if you point the people’s eye to the future, they might not see what is being done to hurt them in the present.
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“It was the usual struggle between one who loves by accepting burdens and one who loves by refusing to be one.”
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“I have just realized that the stakes are myself
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ransom money, nothing to break or barter but my life”
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“Love is lak de sea. It’s uh movin’ thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.”
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