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A World Without Books

Kelechi Uchendu
Kelechi Uchendu

By Without Books on Jan 20, 2021

"I really wanted to help others who were traumatized from past bullying experiences or who are currently being bullied."

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Susan Jane Gilman
Susan Jane Gilman

By Without Books on Jan 19, 2021

"Andrei Bolkonsky and Natasha, Dorothea Brooke and Lydgate, Lily Bart, they find themselves in the maw of history, their livelihoods threatened by illness and war, economic upheaval, social injustice, and like us they're flawed and poignant."

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Natalie Nascenzi
Natalie Nascenzi

By Without Books on Jan 18, 2021

"I really found myself through words...because we connect with what people have to say and we lose ourselves in stories—they give us hope, they inspire us."

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Richard L. Rose
Richard L. Rose

By Without Books on Jan 16, 2021

"Without books the conversation comes to an end, knowledge decays, imagination shrivels, and wisdom is replaced by false-centered certainty."

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Nathan Dean Talamantez
Nathan Dean Talamantez

By Without Books on Jan 13, 2021

"We artists often reveal more about our inner self than we realize, but I wonder are those public revelations not an invitation to connect?"

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Martha Ackroyd Curtis
Martha Ackroyd Curtis

By Without Books on Jan 11, 2021

“I can start with a thought or just a word. I look at life's experience, historical context, and styles, or I just let the words eat the paper.”

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Daniel Hagedorn
Daniel Hagedorn

By Without Books on Jan 03, 2021

"All my favorite books—The Great Gatsby, Brave New World, High-Fidelity. My favorite authors—PKD, Kerouac, Murakami. The thing is, they live and exist in my head as a better version than they actually are. Why? Because I've taken their words and somehow made them my own—that's the spirit, the affirmation, the identification."

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Jane P. Perry
Jane P. Perry

By Without Books on Nov 25, 2020

“It is often, however, the simple activities we share in our own lives that ring with common satisfaction upon reading. Collected conversational snippets, observations, rumination, bits of our everyday world scrap-booked into published diary pages.”

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Heidi Turner
Heidi Turner

By Without Books on Nov 22, 2020

"It is not that there would not be stories, but we would only have the stories that we'd committed to our memories... we'd have the stories that we wanted to remember instead of the stories that are impossible to forget."

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Stephanie Harper
Stephanie Harper

By Without Books on Nov 17, 2020

"When writers share a piece of themselves through their work this act of narrative generosity encourages human connection, it helps us understand ourselves and the world around us, and it teaches us so much about what it means to be human."

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Nick Olson
Nick Olson

By Without Books on Nov 15, 2020

"A world without books would be the cicadas and their summer cries...the way they stick to everything back home without the knowledge of their 17 years spent in hiding—The symptom without the cause."

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Philip Brunetti
Philip Brunetti

By Without Books on Nov 07, 2020

"I'm very quiet about my books. I don't really go in for all the sharing and the pushing my books upon others. I don't know why, but I think a great book sometimes is like a great secret–something special that you want to keep close to yourself."

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