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Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
by Barack Obama
recommended for: ppl interested in memoirs. specifically about African Diaspora
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Reading Senator Obama's book reminded me of Umberto Eco's seminal work, Role of the Reader. (Hazily reminded me, as I read it over 10 years ago.) In the first part of that book, Eco conjures the idea of archetypical readers and discusses the ...more
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White Jenna by Jane Yolen
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Sister Light, Sister Dark by Jane Yolen
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Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
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Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
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Dune by Frank Herbert
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Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
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The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
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Albert Camus
“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”
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Jeanette Winterson
“They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?”
Jeanette Winterson

Mae West
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
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Shel Silverstein
“If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!”
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Eleanor Roosevelt
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
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