Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Sentence: The Woman Upstairs

Sunday Sentence, inspired by author David Abrams at The Quivering Pen, highlights the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, out of context and without commentary.


"Above all, in my anger, I was sad. Isn't that always the way, that at the heart of the fire is a frozen kernel of sorrow that the fire is trying - valiantly, fruitlessly - to eradicate."

The Woman Upstairs
by Claire Messud
page 88

15 comments:

  1. Wow. The more you think about it, the more true that seems!

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    1. Audrey - Exactly what I thought... This is such a good book.

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  2. I'm so curious about this book! I'll definitely be reading it at some point :) Great sentence!

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    1. Jennifer - I'll be curious to see what you think of it!

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  3. Great choice! I've chosen passages two weeks from this remarkable novel. Don't know when I've talked back and with more to a character in a book; my copy is all marked up.

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    1. Lynne - My book is a library copy, but you wouldn't believe all the post-it sticking out of it. This book could keep me in Sunday Sentences for months!

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  4. Oooh. Definitely makes you think.

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    1. Beth F - There are gems like this throughout the entire book!

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  5. Takes me back to the experience of reading this remarkable novel. Thanks!

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    1. Anbolyn - With the holiday weekend activities, it's taking me forever to get through the book! It really is a remarkable novel.

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  6. Love it - it really makes me want to pick up this novel.

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    1. Laura - I'm still only half way through, but feel confident in recommending The Woman Upstairs.

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  7. It's a beautiful sentence!! I've been hearing a lot of buzz about this one. I own The Emperor's Children but it's been languishing on the shelf for years.

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    1. Trish - This is one book that is worthy of all the buzz! Have a feeling I'll be adding The Emperor's Children to my tbr list very soon.

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