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A City, A Plant & A Book

I like picking up a new book and getting sucked in. Anybody recognize these quotes? They both had me pause, re-read, and smile.

Katie had a fierce desire for survival which made her a fighter. Johnny had a hankering after immortality which made him a useless dreamer. And that was the great difference between these two who loved each other so well.

Sissy had two great failings. She was a great lover and a great mother. She had so much of tenderness in her, so much of wanting to give of herself to whoever needed what she had, whether it was her money, her time, the clothes off her back, her pity, her understanding, her friendship or her companionship or her love.

Comments

keepfishing said…
No I don't.
Beth said…
clearly, you don't read enough classic american literature. the new york library calls this book one of the "books of the century"...
Katie V. said…
ummm, divine secrets of the yaya sisterhood? lol, i think that had a sissy. Although maybe not a Katie...
a tree grows in brooklyn? I like books and easy puzzles
Beth said…
katie - good guess, but i don't think the ya-ya sisters are not that much of a classic...

colin - good job. way to know your lit.

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