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“Sam looked at Sadie, and he thought, This is what time travel is. It‘s looking at a person, and seeing them in the present and the past, concurrently. And that mode of transport only worked with those one had known a significant time.“

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BkClubCare I have been thinking a lot lately about relationships and friendships that have lasted many years; how the quality is different in some hard to describe ways. 1w
Sophronisba @BkClubCare This book has so many interesting things to say about long-term friendships, among other toptics. 7d
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Bloodbath Nation | Paul Auster
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“Cars and guns are the twin pillars of our deepest national mythology, for the car and the gun each represents an idea of freedom and individual empowerment, the most exciting forms of self-expression available to us: Dare yourself to push the gas pedal to the floor, and suddenly you are racing along at one hundred miles an hour; curl your fingers around the trigger of your Glock or AR-15, and you own the world.“

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Suet624 Toxic masculinity prevails. 2w
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“Like the children in fairy stories who have seen their parents make pacts with terrifying strangers, who have discovered that our fears are based on nothing but the truth, but who come back fresh from marvellous escapes and take up their knives and forks, with humility and good manners, prepared to live happily ever after—like them, dazed and powerful with secrets, I never said a word.“

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Lost Memory of Skin | Russell Banks
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“He can‘t quite picture God except as a huge ball of light with an old man‘s deep voice like in the pickup truck ads on TV coming out of the ball of light dictating the way everything in Eden is supposed to work.“

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My Volcano | John Elizabeth Stintzi
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The jogger, the first person to see the peak of the volcano sprouting from the middle of the reservoir in Central Park, in the early hours of June 2, thought the volcano was a breaching humpback whale. . . . She stared at it for a full minute--stretching all the while--before continuing her run. She couldn't afford to stop any longer because she didn't want her heart rate to drop.

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The Magic Kingdom | Russell Banks
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But why would I want to revisit a place that I regard as the opening wound in a wounded life?

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Ocean State | Stewart O'Nan
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When I was in eighth grade my sister helped kill another girl. She was in love, my mother said, like it was an excuse.

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Even if you fully know that you live in a natural world that existed before you and will continue long after, even if you know that the wilderness is the default state of things, and that nature is not something that only happens in carefully curated enclaves between towns, something that pops up in empty spaces if you ignore them for a while, . . .

Sophronisba even if you spend your whole life believing yourself to be deeply in touch with the ebb and flow, the cycle, the ecosystem as it actually is, you will still have trouble picturing an untouched world. You will still struggle to understand that human constructs are carved out and overlaid, that these are the places that are the in-between, not the other way around. 2mo
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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The wonder is that you could start life with nothing, end with nothing, and lose so much in between.

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Lessons: A Novel | Ian McEwan
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The temptation of the old, born into the middle of things, was to see in their deaths the end of everything, the end of times. That way their deaths made more sense.

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