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Beautiful Sentences: Rebecca Makkai

What is the opposite of memory? What is the inverse of an echo?

Rebecca Makkai, The Hundred-Year House.

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Beautiful Sentences: Karen Joy Fowler

Just imagine writing one of your books with two thousand dead bodies to explain. And every single one of them left someone behind, begging their gods to undo it.

Karen Joy Fowler, “Private Grave 9.”

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Beautiful Sentences: Jamie Quatro

Augustine’s God-shaped hole. But some people, she says, realize the emptiness itself is God.

Jamie Quatro, Fire Sermon.

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Beautiful Sentences: Laura Kolbe

They were small people, with lawny eyebrows and demure hands.

Laura Kolbe, “Crimes of Paris.” 

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Beautiful Sentences: Annie Dillard

Now feelings lasted so long they left stains.

Annie Dillard, An American Childhood.

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Beautiful Sentences: Taylor Koekkoek

The way she looked was something I felt in my guts.

Taylor Koekkoek, “The Wedding Party.” 

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Beautiful Sentences: Annie Dillard

After all, I was the intelligentsia around these parts, single handedly. The intelligentsium.

Annie Dillard, An American Childhood.

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Beautiful Sentences: J. Courtney Sullivan

They were surprised that the nuns did not proselytize or try to get them to see the light. They just listened. Some only came once or twice. But the ones who returned again and again began to realize on their own that the conversations were about God, even if He was never mentioned. God through the lens of their own lives.

J. Courtney Sullivan, Saints for All Occasions.

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Beautiful Sentences: Nnedi Okorafor

She got that plant to do the opposite of die.

Nnedi Okorafor, “Tumaki.” 

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Beautiful Sentences: J. Courtney Sullivan

Live long enough, and life teaches you that God is not your lucky rabbit foot.

J. Courtney Sullivan, Saints for All Occasions.

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