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Plainsong by Kent Haruf
"There are a number of reasons why I loved this novel. I have spent the majority of my life in Colorado. It is home. This story is set in a small town in Colorado. My wife grew up in a small town in Nebraska. Through her and getting to know her fam..." Read more of this review »
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
"The book is full of nuanced descriptions that feel so true and full of life, before you know it, this town and the people in it, are known to you as if you lived among them. This author also hits on some weighty subjects without calling them out s..." Read more of this review »
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Superb writing, really funny, and thoughtful. There's nothing groundbreaking in this novel, just a well crafted story that allows you to inhabit it's world.
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Trust Exercise is not a book I would recommend to most of my friends, but this novel about a drama program at an exclusive Southern U.S. school has an inventive structure and attempts successfully to ask important questions about charismatic (predato ...more
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“In our deepest moments we say the most inadequate things.”
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“It is in times of security that the spirit should be preparing itself for difficult times; while fortune is bestowing favors on it is then is the time for it to be strengthened against her rebuffs.”
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“There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ they would brag about it. So should we”
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Mary Oliver
The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice --
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do --
determined to save
the only life you could save.”
Mary Oliver

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