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An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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I have a strange knack for finding books that end up serving a purpose at the time of their reading. I wonder if it is serendipity or the influence of the book itself over time. Madeleine L'Engle creates worlds that are all at once home and adventure ...more
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In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
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The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer    Ryan
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Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray
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Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle
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While not my favorite installment in the Time Quintet, I did find this book to be a fascinating and worthwhile read! I enjoyed getting to know Sandy and Dennys (The Sand / The Den) better, and appreciated this thoughtful take on a biblical story. I a ...more
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“A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful. Even as a kid, my sister, who was the eldest, brought books home for me, and I think I spent more time sniffing and touching them than reading. I just remember the joy of the book, the beauty of the binding. The smelling of the interior. Happy."

[Interview with Emma Brockes, The Believer, November/December, 2012]”
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Maurice Sendak
“A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful.”
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Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“I bet you could sometimes find all the mysteries of the universe in someone's hand.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Brian Selznick
“I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.”
Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

George Saunders
“Don't be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.”
George Saunders, The Braindead Megaphone

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Heather Gudenkauf is a masterful writer, author of: The Weight of Silence (New York Times and USA Today Bestseller), July 28th 2009 These Things Hidde ...more
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Dear Readers, As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on. There is so m ...more
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A group for any and all of us readers who are simultaneously huge admirers of the amazingly talented trio that is Il Volo! Background for those of us ...more
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