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I come from Leningrad. With my bare hands, I have killed one man. I was born on August 15, 1896, and at that instant I became an object moving through space toward you.
“Fascinating, thought-provoking…. [Know the Night] should be required reading for anyone who works with a child with disabilities and recommended reading for everyone else…. It is a literary gift.”
—Lynn Kern Koegel, Ph.D., author of Overcoming Autism
As I was reading “Duty,” probably one of the best Washington memoirs ever, I kept thinking that Robert M. Gates clearly has no desire to work in the federal government again in his life. That evidently is a fertile frame of mind in which to write a book like this one.
—Thomas E. Ricks, New York Times
She is, and has been for decades, one of our most important writers, one whose work represents all the most essential and pleasurable aspects of literature, and which reminds us of what great literature is: You know it when you see it.
The Globe and Mail
Things could change so entirely, in a heartbeat; the world could be made entirely anew, because someone was kind.
“Such pure pop storytelling that reading it is like hearing the best song of summer squirt out of the radio. Both the author and his subjects are so audacious that they frequently made me laugh out loud.”
Dwight Garner, New York Times
A can of Coca-Cola contains roughly nine teaspoons of sugar. Lunchables were created as a way to revive a flagging interest in bologna. People like chips that snap with about 2,812 kilograms of pressure per square metre.
[V]ivid and illuminating, astonishing in its range and toughness, and simultaneously an expression of love and regret for all that has been lost.
Antanas Sileika, author of Underground and Woman in Bronze and Director of the Humber School for Writers