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Posts Tagged ‘literature’

Day 863 May 13 2011

In 5th line on May 13, 2011 at 10:35 am

I’m the flooded tiles in the bathroom where the water flowed and flowed.~~In This Light: New & Selected Stories by Melanie Rae Thon

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Day 857 May 7 2011

In 5th line on May 10, 2011 at 12:15 am

“Yes, yes of course I am.”~~Separate Beds by Elizabeth Buchan

A family in crisis mode. Can this marriage survive?

Day 856 May 6 2011

In 5th line on May 6, 2011 at 10:52 am

“Are we to fire in the air, or what?”~~Spring Torrents by Ivan Turgenev

A 22-year-old falls for a femme fatale.

Day 855 May 5 2011

In 5th line on May 5, 2011 at 10:47 am

“I hope you will be good friends.”~~First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Vladimir falls for the girl next door and he must vie for her affection.

Day 854 May 4 2011

In 5th line on May 4, 2011 at 10:43 am

“Miss Emily met them at the door, dressed as usual and with no trace of grief on her face.”~~from “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner in My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead: Great Love Stories from Chekov to Munro edited by Jeffrey Eugenides

A collection of 27 love stories spanning the realm.

Day 853 May 3 2011

In 5th line on May 3, 2011 at 10:35 am

“Alexandra is only counting residents.”~~Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty by Tim Sandlin

In 2022, Jimi Hendrix would be 80. At the Mission Pescadero nursing home, Guy and his friends deal with aging, one laugh at a time.

Day 852 May 2 2011

In 5th line on May 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

“My relations with my son, Harold, were not those of the stern parent and the timid son, as Edmond Gosse has depicted with so much unconscious pathos in his “Father and Son.” ‘~~A Passion for Books: A Book Lover’s Treasury of Stories, essays, Humor, Love and Lists on Collecting, reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring For, and Appreciating Books edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan

If you love books, this one’s for you.

Day 851 May 1 2011

In 5th line on May 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

“Three hundred yards at least, too far for a confident shot, but I raised my rifle anyway.”~~Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower

A collection of stories about men down on their luck.

Day 850 April 30 2011

In 5th line on April 30, 2011 at 11:24 am

“We use the vans to take clients to and from the endless appointments that are the price of poverty in big cities.”~~Rise and Shine: A Novel by Anna Quindlen

Meghan’s life turns upside down once she utters the “F” word on TV. Then, she disappears and her sister starts searching…

Day 849 April 29 2011

In 5th line on April 29, 2011 at 11:18 am

“Save for a large flat-panel television, the light-blue walls were devoid of prints or decoration.”~~Deep Storm by Lincoln Child

Why are workers on an oil platform dying? The answer lies beneat the ocean.