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Alias Hook
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"the writing is fantastic, but the story suddenly went in a count of monte cristo direction..." Dec 10, 2017 02:45PM

 
The Queen of the ...
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"'...i knew the triumph and ruin of a single soul." Aug 12, 2014 08:25AM

 
The Quick
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"i've tried to enjoy this book twice now--once, while reading the ebook version, and the second time by listening to the audiobook while at work. suffice to say, i've made it much further in the audiobook than by physically reading it, but i'm not willing to listen to another -10- hours of a story that is increasingly bland to me. owen's writing is just fine, but i can't feel anything for her characters or the story." Feb 17, 2018 10:16AM

 
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“The universal quest to find balance and harmony between men and women, beings who are at once so alike and so different, lies at the heart of all Amazon tales.”
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Lindsay C. Gibson
“For emotionally immature people, all interactions boil down to the question of whether they’re good people or bad ones, which explains their extreme defensiveness if you try to talk to them about something they did. They often respond to even mild complaints about their behavior with an extreme statement, like “Well, then, I must be the worst mother ever!” or “Obviously I can’t do anything right!” They would rather shut down communication than hear something that could make them feel like bad people.”
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Etty Hillesum
“The mother instinct is something of which I am completely devoid. I explain it like this to myself: life is a vale of tears and all human beings are miserable creatures, so I cannot take the responsibility for bringing yet another unhappy creature into the world.”
Etty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life: The Diaries, 1941-1943; and Letters from Westerbork

Kate Bowler
“I used to think that grief was about looking backward, old men saddled with regrets or young ones pondering should-haves. I see now that it is about eyes squinting through tears into an unbearable future. The world cannot be remade by the sheer force of love. A brutal world demands capitulation to what seems impossible--separation. Brokeness. An end without an ending.”
Kate Bowler, Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved

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