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"When I read the précis of this book I couldn’t wait to read it. From the first couple of pages it was all downhill. It totally lacked suspense and to be honest I found the whole thing rather tedious. The author portrayed the main character Cassie..." Read more of this review »
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Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
"I love Lisa Genova for bringing neurological diseases to the forefront. Still Alice is a favorite of mine. This one was just ok for me. Here's what went wrong for me.

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You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
"Curtis Sittenfeld has a near perfect bead on the earlier stages of middle age in present days; most if not all of her stories revolve about a primary character who graduated high school in the early to mid-1990s and is suffering the preliminary th..." Read more of this review »
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Christopher Scotton
“They [stag's eyes] were moist and pink, which gave then a strangely intelligent mien--kind, sad eyes that seemed to carry with them the secret wisdom of the earth.”
Christopher Scotton, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

“You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things. I would have to make a list, a very, very long list and make sure I hated the people on it the right amount. That I did a very proper job of hating too.”
M.L . Stedman

“If we are to love our neighbors as ourselves, we must regard their beliefs with the same respect our own deserve.”
Roger Ebert from LIVE ITSELF

Richard Russo
“And there comes a time in your life when you realize that if you don't take the opportunity to be happy, you may never get another chance again.”
Richard Russo, Empire Falls

Ian McEwan
“He closed his eyes. This bed was a wedding gift from friends he had not seen in years. He tried to remember their names, but they were gone. In it, or on it, his marriage had begun and, six years later, ended. He recognized a musical creak when he moved his legs, he smelled Julie on the sheets and banked-up pillows, her perfume and the close, soapy essence that characterized her newly washed linen. Here he had taken part in the longest, most revealing, and, later, most desolate conversations of his life. He had had the best sex ever here, and the worst wakeful nights. He had done more reading here than in any other single place - he remembered Anna Karenina and Daniel Deronda in one week of illness. He had never lost his temper so thoroughly anywhere else, nor had been so tender, protective, comforting, nor, since early childhood, been so cared for himself. Here his daughter had been conceived and born. On this side of the bed. Deep in the mattress were the traces of pee from her early-morning visits. She used to climb between then, sleep a little, then wake them with her chatter, her insistence on the day beginning. As they clung to their last fragments of dreams, she demanded the impossible: stories, poems, songs, invented catechisms, physical combat, tickling. Nearly all evidence of her existence, apart from photographs, they had destroyed or given away. All the worst and the best things that had ever happened to him had happened here. This was where he belonged. Beyond all immediate considerations, like the fact that his marriage was more or less finished, there was his right to lie here now in the marriage bed.”
Ian McEwan, The Child in Time

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