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Zadie Smith - White Teeth

“…They cannot escape their history any more than you yourself can lose your shadow.”
Zadie Smith, White Teeth


Yann Martel - Life of Pi

“You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi


Haruki Murakami - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

“Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.”
Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World


Sniperlit | Donald Ray Pollock

“Four hundred or so people lived in Knockemstiff in 1957, nearly all of them connected by blood through one godforsaken calamity or another, be it lust or necessity or just plain ignorance.”

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Wally Lamb - She's Come Undone

“Here is a girl who is pretty in a quiet way. I bet she’s had a very sad life.”
Wally Lamb, She’s Come Undone


Steve Toltz - A Fraction of the Whole

“You experience life alone, you can be as intimate with another as much as you like, but there has to be always a part of you and your existence that is incommunicable; you die alone, the experience is yours alone, you might have a dozen spectators who love you, but your isolation, from birth to death, is never fully penetrated.” 7 more words