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Friday, June 15, 2012
The Friday Five: Amy Bloom Edition
Today we celebrate the birthday this week of fiction writer Amy Bloom by sharing some of her best quotes. Amy Bloom's character driven novels are filled with the joys and traumas of life and feature an adept understanding of emotional intelligence drawn from her years as a practicing psychotherapist. Bloom's characters, whether they are a young girl coming of age or a couple struggling with marital problems, leap from the pages with strong, descriptive voices conveying stories about life, death, and love. Lush with emotional resonance and vivid imagery, Bloom's works treat readers to rich, utterly believable narratives in which the full spectrum of human emotions -- from love to hatred -- is on display.
“Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.”
“There is no such thing as a good writer and a bad liar.”
“The past is a candle at great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.”
“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”