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Elizabeth Strout: Olive, Again

It came to her then with a horrible whoosh of the crescendo of truth: She had failed on a colossal level. She must have been failing for years and not realized it. She did not have a family as other people did. Other people had their children come and stay and they talked and laughed […]

Kirjaluotsi Random House, Strout Elizabeth, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 09/12/2019 2 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Stephen Fry: Moab Is My Washpot & Mythos

I, being I, went always that little bit too far of course. There was one master who had berated me in a lesson for some tautology or other. He, as what human being wouldn’t when confronted with a lippy verbal show-off like me, delighted in seizing on opportunities to put me down. He was not, […]

Kirjaluotsi Elämäkerta, Fry Stephen, Iso-Britannia, Penguin Press, Random House, Tietokirjallisuus 21/03/2019 0 kommenttia 9 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Clemantine Wamariya & Elizabeth Weil: The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

Survival, true survival of the body and soul, requires creativity, freedom of thought, collaboration. You might have time and I might have land. You might have ideas and I might have strength. You might have a tomato and I might have a knife. We need each other. We need to say: I honor the things […]

Kirjaluotsi Elämäkerta, Random House, Ruanda, Wamariya Clemantine, Weil Elizabeth 19/03/2019 0 kommenttia 6 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Michelle Obama: Becoming

For every door that’s been opened to me, I’ve tried to open my door to others. And here is what I have to say, finally: Let’s invite one another in. Maybe then we can begin to fear less, to make fewer wrong assumptions, to let go of the biases and stereotypes that unnecessarily divide us. […]

Kirjaluotsi Elämäkerta, Obama Michelle, Random House, Yhdysvallat 07/12/2018 2 kommenttia 9 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Michael Ondaatje: Warlight

We are foolish as teenagers. We say wrong things, do not know how to be modest, or less shy. We judge easily. But the only hope given us, although only in retrospect, is that we change. We learn, we evolve. What I am now was formed by whatever happened to me then, not by what […]

Kirjaluotsi Kanada, Ondaatje Michael, Random House, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 29/11/2018 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Tara Westover: Educated

From my father I had learnt that books were to be either adored or exiled. Books that were of God – books written by the Mormon prophets or the Founding Fathers – were not to be studied so much as cherished, like a thing perfect in itself. I had been taught to read the words […]

Kirjaluotsi Elämäkerta, Random House, Westover Tara, Yhdysvallat 11/11/2018 2 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää

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