My Brilliant Friend

“I soon had to admit that what I did by myself couldn’t excite me, only what Lila touched became important. If she withdrew, if her voice withdrew from thing, the things got dirty, dusty (100).”

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The Glass Sentence

The opening line:  “The day New Occident closed it borders, the hottest day of the year, was also the day Sophia Tims changed her life forever by losing track of time.” It is always gratifying when one of my students feels comfortable coming back to tell me that a book I had recommended was “way…