Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Book Excerpt/Life Excerpt

"Re: their date. For a time the novelty of the circus had distracted from the fact that they had nothing in common. By the end of dinner, the greater truth of their incompatibility had been revealed. Perhaps it should have been obvious from their inability to reach concensus on an appetizer or from his main course admission that he disliked "old things"- antiques, houses, dogs, people. Still, Amelia had not allowed herself to be certain until desert, when she'd asked him about the book that had had the greatest influence on his life, and he'd replied 'Pniciples of Accounting, part II." - Gabrielle Zevin, "The Storied Life of A.J. Firky, page 6


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