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The Knife of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness
James Joyce: A New Biography
Gordon Bowker
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932: A Novel
Francine Prose
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez
"In Paris, strolling arm in arm with a casual sweetheart through a late autumn, it seemed impossible to imagine a purer happiness than those golden afternoons, with the woody odor of chestnuts on the braziers, the languid accordions, the insatiable lovers kidding on the open terraces, and still he had told himself with his hand on his heart that he was not prepared to exchange all that for a single instant of his Caribbean in April. He was still too young to know that heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past."