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Call it irony, if you like, but we spend so much time waiting for our boys to stray that they never have the opportunity. We notice the silence of men. We depend upon the silence of women.”

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Very good read with suspense, family drama, how do you help your sister when she may be a serial killer? Seemed just a little unfinished in the end.
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Very good read with suspense, family drama, how do you help your sister when she may be a serial killer? Seemed just a little unfinished in the end.
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I would say I admired this book more than I enjoyed it, though I did enjoy it. I wished I was in more of a mood to read through it more slowly. Basically, an English woman goes to Greece to teach a writing course, but the book is really multiple conv ...more
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“Part of the blame lies with intellectuals who are unable or unwilling to convey their ideas in terms that will play down to the cafe. But anyone who sits in that cafe and dismisses complexity by reveling in their own simplicity is no less pretentious.”
Michael Perry

Stephen Jay Gould
“I would not choose to live in any age but my own; advances in medicine alone, and the consequent survival of children with access to these benefits, should preclude any temptation to trade for the past. But we cannot understand history if we saddle the past with pejorative categories based on our bad habits for dividing continua into compartments of increasing worth towards the present. These errors apply to the vast paleontological history of life, as much as to the temporally trivial chronicle of human beings. I cringe every time I read that this failed business, or that defeated team, has become a dinosaur is succumbing to progress. Dinosaur should be a term of praise, not opprobrium. Dinosaurs reigned for more than 100 million years and died through no fault of their own; Homo sapiens is nowhere near a million years old, and has limited prospects, entirely self-imposed, for extended geological longevity. ”
Stephen Jay Gould (Dinosaur in a Haystack)

Madeleine K. Albright
“There is a significant moral difference between a person who commits a violent crime and a person who tries to cross a border illegally in order to put food on the family table. Such migrants may violate our laws against illicit entry, but if that's all they do they are trespassers, not criminals. They deserve to have their dignity respected.”
Madeleine Albright, Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership

Ruthanna Emrys
“There are different ways of understanding the universe, and you learn nothing by running an experiment if a spell or a sculpture is what’s needed. And there are things we’ll never understand because we don’t have the time, or the right sorts of minds.”
Ruthanna Emrys, Winter Tide

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A Book Walks Into a Bar is a book club based in Oklahoma City. Readers of all ages, genders, orientations are welcome. We'll alternate between classic ...more
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