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Book cover for The Pursuit of God
For it is not mere words that nourish the soul, but God Himself, and unless and until the hearers find God in personal experience they are not the better for having heard the truth.
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Fiona Valpy
“But if the "ordinary people" do nothing then who is going to step forward and take a stand against the Nazis? Not the politicians in Vichy who are puppets of the new regime; and not the French army whose battalions lie rotting in shallow graves along the Eastern Front. We are all that is left, Claire. Ordinary people like you and me.”
Fiona Valpy, The Dressmaker's Gift

Amanda Dykes
“His pulse hammers. Somewhere on board his brother's heart beats, too. Please, God. The hearth that heat inside his own before they'd even drawn breath. This friend he'd shared a lifetime with. Only a wall of war-thick steel and military protection between them.”
Amanda Dykes, Whose Waves These Are

Jacqueline Woodson
“Harvest Time

When Daddy's garden is ready
it is filled with words that make me laugh
when I say them --
pole beans and tomatoes, okra and corn
sweet peas and sugar snaps,
lettuce and squash.

Who could have imagined

so much color that the ground disappears
and we are left
walking through an autumn's worth
of crazy words
that beneath the magic of my grandmother's hands


side dishes.”
Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

Janet Skeslien Charles
“We're bookmates," she said, in the decisive tone one would assert "the sky is blue," or "Paris is the best city in the world." I was skeptical about soulmates, but could believe in bookmates, two beings bound by a passion for reading.”
Janet Skeslien Charles, The Paris Library

Janet Skeslien Charles
“I haven't left my post!" she wanted to shout. "We're here." She needed to convince them that the ALP must remain open. "Libraries are lungs," she scrawled, her pen barely able to keep with her ideas. "Books the fresh air breathed in to keep the heart beating, to keep the brain imagining, to keep home alive. Subscribers depend on us for news, for community. Soldiers need books, need to know their friends at the library care. Our work is too important to stop now."

...."We are giving the students what they need, the public, the books they want, and the soldiers, what we can. It is after all, something, to continue to hold on, to hope for a wider contribution to humanity.”
Janet Skeslien Charles, The Paris Library

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