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The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
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Linda Hogan
“Sometimes there is a wellspring or river of something beautiful and possible in the tenderest sense that comes to and from the most broken of children, and I was one of these, and whatever is was, I can't name, I can only thank. Perhaps it is the water of life that saves us, after all.”
Linda Hogan, The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir

Karen Russell
“Somehow I wasn't adding up right anymore. My parts weren't summing into myself.”
Karen Russell, Swamplandia!

Rachel Naomi Remen
“Before every session, I take a moment to remember my humanity. There is no experience that this man has that I cannot share with him, no fear that I cannot understand, no suffering that I cannot care about, because I too am human. No matter how deep his wound, he does not need to be ashamed in front of me. I too am vulnerable. And because of this, I am enough. Whatever his story, he no longer needs to be alone with it. This is what will allow his healing to begin. (Carl Rogers)”
Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal

Anthony Marra
“As someone whose days were defined by the ten thousand ways a human can hurt, she needed, now and then, to remember that the nervous system didn't exist exclusively to feel pain.”
Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Jeanette Winterson
“I have noticed that doing the sensible thing is only a good idea when the decision is quite small. For the life-changing things you must risk it.
And here is the shock- when you risk it, when you do the right thing, when you arrive at the borders of common sense and cross into unknown territory, leaving behind you all the familiar smells and lights; then you do not experience great joy and huge energy.
You are unhappy. Things get worse.
It is a time of mourning. Loss. Fear. We battle ourselves through with questions. And then we feel shot and wounded.
And then all the cowards come out and say, 'See I told you so.' In fact, they have told you nothing.”
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

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