Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Mrs. Kovner who every day greeted Dina at the classroom door, and every day sent her home again one day closer to her life, to the largeness of the life that awaited her, that awaited all of Mrs. Kovner’s little people, year after year, decade after decade, until at last, after introducing two generations to the alphabet, to numbers, to fairness and justice and the blessing over the challah, to thank you and sorry and don’t hit people over the head, Mrs. Kovner retired, with a ceremony funded by the Sisterhood.

Source: Nicole Krauss, “Drawing from Life” (Harper’s)

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2 thoughts on “#SundaySentence

  1. Christine Venzon says:


    I just finished “Drawing from Life.” A moving, masterful piece of writing. An inspired choice on your part. Thanks!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      I’m so glad that you agree!

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