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Tad Richards Tad Richards said: " I find myself feeling that I ought to keep a journal of reading this, sort of like that old Henny Youngman racetrack joke, "My horse was so slow the jockey kept a diary of the trip." I'm on Chapter Eleven, and I still have no idea what this book is a ...more "

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"Wonderful image: Everything that Mr. Smallweed's grandfather ever put away in his mind was a grub at first, and is a grub at last. He has never in all his life bred a single butterfly." Oct 03, 2015 12:30PM

 

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An excellent companion to Before Motown, by Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert, and these two books made me a fan of Detroit Jazz. Stryker gives sensitive, knowledgeable and incisive profiles of many of the greatest musicians to come out of this great music ...more
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A girl trying to be true to her Miami Cuban immigrant roots and grow beyond them at the same time, at the same time that her community, and particularly her mother, is losing its collective mind over a boy whose story is based on that of Elian Gonzal ...more
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Everyone should read this book. If I had money, I’d by a hundred copies and mail them to everyone I know. It shows the severe harm Donald Trump’s neglect of his responsibilities has done, but more than that, it introduces to the unsung heroes of Amer ...more
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Tells the story of an important era in jazz with love and understanding.
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John Cheever
“Oh, what can you do with a man like that? What can you do? How can you dissuade his eye in a crowd from seeking out the cheek with acne, the infirm hand; how can you teach him to respond to the inestimable greatness of the race, the harsh surface beauty of life; how can you put his finger for him on the obdurate truths before which fear and horror are powerless? The sea that morning was iridescent and dark. My wife and my sister were swimming--Diana and Helen--and I saw their uncovered heads, black and gold in the dark water. I saw them come out and I saw that they were naked, unshy, beautiful, and full of grace, and I watched the naked women walk out of the sea.”
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“My mission in life is to make everybody as uneasy as possible. I think we should all be as uneasy as possible, because that's what the world is like.”
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“Poor fellow! I think he is in love with you.'

I am not aware of it. And to me it is one of the most odious things in a girl's life, that there must always be some supposition of falling in love coming between her and any man who is kind to her... I have no ground for the nonsensical vanity of fancying everybody who comes near me is in love with me.”
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