Favorite Line Fridays

"Sometimes you need to scorch things to the ground and start over. After the burning, the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way."  Celeste Ng, LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE Resilience. In big ways and small. It's in our nature. It's part of our …

Favorite Line Fridays

"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road." Jack Kerouac, ON THE ROAD. Famous for his excesses, Kerouac  wrote one of the great classics of modern day literary fiction. As an interesting side note, the film version wasn't made until 2012 and featured an ensemble cast. It was made …

Favorite Line Fridays

"'I was born with the devil in me,' (Holmes) wrote. 'I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing.'" Erik Larson, THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY. Haunting. Fascinating. Terrifying. All of the above, but is it true? As an author of …

Favorite Line Fridays

"It's an age-old story: woman meets man, man woos woman, woman spends her best years believing their love is the everlasting kind. The pair watches with teary eyes as their progeny take flight from their suburban nest, knowing they'll return in times of crisis or when their laundry needs to be washed and folded. Woman embraces …

Favorite Line Fridays

"But maybe every life looked wonderful if all you saw was the photo albums." Liane Moriarty, WHAT ALICE FORGOT Ahhhh...this quote has so many meanings. There is the obvious and how it applies to our lives and our children's lives: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat...Is life always as amazing as it appears?  Why do we judge someone's …

Favorite Line Fridays

"I'm just saying there are threads, okay? Threads in our lives. You pull one, and everything else gets affected." Dennis Lehane, MYSTIC RIVER Reading these words gives me the chills. Why? Because the truth in them applies to everyone--no matter who you are. Because it doesn't matter whether you are embroiled in a murder case …