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"The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake is Jhumpa Lahiri's first novel and explores the immigrant experience through the Ganguli family, whose story begins as Ashoke and Ashima uproot their traditional life in Calcutta and move to America shortly after their arranged marriage so Ashoke can attend school at MIT. When Ashima names their child Gogol, the meaning of his name continues to follow him through his life as he navigates the expectations of a first-generation immigrant.  

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ALICE WALKER

Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.

ALICE WALKER

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TONI MORRISON

Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all.

TONI MORRISON

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JHUMPA LAHIRI

That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.

JHUMPA LAHIRI

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J.R.R. TOLKEIN

Not all those who wander are lost.

J.R.R. TOLKEIN

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"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

Hazel's terminal cancer diagnosis has been extended by a few years when she meets a gorgeous boy named Augustus in her support group. Immediately drawn to one another, they agree to read each other's favorite books, launching a whirlwind teenage romance that's full of love and heartbreak.

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GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ

There is always something left to love.

GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ

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ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

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"The Color Purple" by Alice Walker

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award,

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"Catch-22" by Joseph Heller

"Catch-22" by Joseph Heller

Loved as a funny and realistic view on war,

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OCEAN VUONG

They say nothing lasts forever but they're just scared it will last longer than they can love it.

OCEAN VUONG

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MARY SHELLEY

Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.

MARY SHELLEY

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KURT VONNEGUT

Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt.

KURT VONNEGUT

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LOUISE ERDRICH

Now that I knew fear, I also knew it was not permanent. As powerful as it was, its grip on me would loosen. It would pass.

LOUISE ERDRICH

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JOHN GREEN

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

JOHN GREEN

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MAYA ANGELOU

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

MAYA ANGELOU

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MARGARET ATWOOD

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

MARGARET ATWOOD

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STEPHEN CHBOSKY

We accept the love we think we deserve.

STEPHEN CHBOSKY

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"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood

Offred can remember enjoying life with her husband and daughter not long ago. Now, trapped in a dystopian present where women are only valued if they have viable ovaries, Offred is the Commander's handmaid, forced to lie down for him once a month and pray she gets pregnant in this 

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RALPH ELLISON

When I discover who I am, I'll be free.

RALPH ELLISON

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"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley

First published in 1818,

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EMILY BRONTË

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

EMILY BRONTË

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SYLVIA PLATH

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am.

SYLVIA PLATH

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MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA

Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!

MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA

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PAULO COELHO

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

PAULO COELHO

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JOSEPH HELLER

Anything worth dying for is certainly worth living for.

JOSEPH HELLER

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LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

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ANGIE THOMAS

What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?

ANGIE THOMAS

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