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Gilead

There are a thousand thousand reasons to live this life, every one of them sufficient.

— from Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, 2004

This is my second time through…

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Literary Quotes

100 days 100 short stories:: story 43

story: Pérou

author: Lily Tuck

year: 2013

where: Shakespeare & Co. Restaurant, lunch

note: Tuck published her first novel at 58

a line: “What is there for a young French nanny who speaks little Spanish to do by herself in Lima on a Wednesday?”

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

Literary Ink

In addition to most things literary, I also love tattoos. That might seem odd but it’s true. I love carrying ink on my person like I’m a book. 121 more words

100 days 100 short stories:: story 42

story: Your Duck Is My Duck

author: Deborah Eisenberg

year: 2013

where: lunch alone, rice and sun

note: fallen empires…

a line: “Ray and Christa had a lot of money, a serious quantity, and they were also both very good-looking, so they could live the way they felt like living.”

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

100 days 100 short stories:: story 41

story: Leaving Maverly 

author: Alice Munro

year: 2011

where: kitchen table, before dinner

note: a story I’ve started four times, a story I’ve been interrupted while reading three times… 31 more words

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

100 days 100 short stories:: story 40

story: A Permanent Member of the Family  

author: Russell Banks

year: 2013

where: taxi ride home

note: reading American writers during this week of sadness for America… 37 more words

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

100 days 100 short stories:: story thirty-nine

story: The Third and Final Continent 

author: Jhumpa Lahiri

year: 2000

where: Art House Café

note: Lahiri, a reread, and my fellow Italian language lover… 48 more words

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One