“We don’t love each other the easy way.. but our hearts are in the right place every single time. The words will come from you, the deeds will come from me. I trust that. But, what we have between us in impossible to express sometimes. It’s real and it’s big.. and sometimes it creates flaws.”
“This isn’t about real life. Real is people leaning on each other when things are hard. It’s loving each other so much there’s no question about facing things together. It’s fighting for each other and with each other and being damned grateful for every morning you wake up together.”
“Maybe just to know that something this beautiful exists is all we can really ask for.”
“I don’t think God exists in the way people would to like to believe; I don’t think God saves the day. I think it’s up to us. We know the rules, and we’re the ones who have to play the game.”
Don’t Put the Boats Away was a trip through history. Ames Sheldon managed to fit in all of the major historical occurrences into the 291 pages of the book and I thought she did a tremendous job at doing so.
“I learned early on that we create our own narrative. It doesn’t matter what other people say about us as long as we know who and what we are. And here’s the other thing people don’t want you to know: you don’t have to be the same thing all the time.”
“Here are some facts about getting older. You hate young people because their manners, clothes and speech, as well as their taste in books, music, film and television, are all inferior.”
Do not let the fact that this is a Young Adult novel deter you from stopping by your bookstore and picking this book up when it’s published on September 17th. You won’t be disappointed with this one!
I loved THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE for everything that it stood for. Susan Wiggs did an incredible job writing a story that addressed the prevalence of domestic violence in our world without making the entire book a heavy, unbearable read. It was simply a beautiful story about the importance of sticking together and offering support.
Allison Simpson came to bury her past but what she digs up could destroy her future..
“You don’t have to be like me, but anxiety from any decision comes from thinking about the devision, and not the decision itself.”