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Quotes from the Adult Author Breakfast
Faith Salie On what she learned from interviewing people "Everyone has stories worth telling." On the importance of book sellers and reviewers "Every sale is a miracle." Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much by Faith Salie
"Faith Salie has done it all in the name of validation. Whether it’s trying to impress her parents with a perfect GPA, undergoing an exorsism in the hopes of saving her toxic marriage, or maintaining the BMI of “a flapper with a touch of dysentery,” Salie is the ultimate approval seeker—an “approval junkie,” if you will." Colton Whitehead "Genre distinctions don't mean much. There are only two kinds of books - books you like and books you don't." The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
"Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is coming into womanhood; even greater pain awaits. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her of the Underground Railroad and they plot their escape. Like Gulliver, Cora encounters different worlds on each leg of her journey...Whitehead brilliantly recreates the unique terrors of black life in pre-Civil War America." Louise Penny "It is a bit of a handicap as a writer to have a happy childhood. I blame my mother." "Words can heal. Books can cure fear." On writing her ideal community "What's the most important thing in a community? Books. What is the second most important? Croissants" A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
"When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must." Sebastian Junger "If you have a book in your hand or your pocket, you will be ok. The plane could be three hours late or the car could break down but you could put yourself in another world." "I very, very deeply believe in books... You can change society with a book"
All book descriptions from Goodreads.