Chanson Douce

"The wind begins to blow in the evening, a sea wind, in which she can almost taste salt and utopias. She falls asleep there, on a deckchair, with a shawl covering her like a thin blanket. The cold dawn wakes her and she nearly cries out at the spectacle of the new day. A pure, simple, obvious beauty."


Chanson Douce (translated from the French as The Perfect Nanny), page 68
By Leïla Slimani
Published 2016

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Grasshopper Kings

"Inside every group, he decides, there are more groups. Circles within circles, and inside of those, more circles still, all of them infinitely divisible. You could spend your whole life wondering which ones you’re in and which ones you’re not and which ones really want you and which ones are holes that have no bottom."

“Grasshopper Kings” from Hall of Small Mammals, p. 79
By Thomas Pierce
Published 2014 by Riverhead Books
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

“That smell – cigarette – it always made me think of him. He smoked his cigarette. I drove. I didn’t mind the silence and the desert and the cloudless sky. What did words matter to a desert?”

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, p. 281
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Published 2012 by Simon & Schuster
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