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Sunday Sentence


In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence”project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

It is mind-boggling to think that a lending library functioned in the midst of Gestapo raids, deportations to Ponar, malnutrition, and unbearable congestion—but the ghetto library at 6 Strashun Street was not just open but also in high demand.

Source: David E. Fishman, The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis (The True Story of the Paper Brigade of Vilna)

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Sunday Sentence

 

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

“I used to have a friend that was a lamp.”

Source: Gabrielle Zevin, Young Jane Young

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Sunday Sentence

 

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

One of these days I’ll be gone.

Source: Kathryn Stripling Byer (1944-2017), from a poem originally published in Poetry (November 1982) and included in the October 2017 issue.

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Sunday Sentence

 

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Pregnancy is the greatest, and most private, of love affairs.

Source: Jennifer Burleigh, “A Place at the Table” (Lilith magazine)

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Sunday Sentence

 

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

I hoped that the mechanic understood that none of this was romantic.

Source: Marcy Dermansky, The Red Car: A Novel

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Sunday Sentence

 

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Nothing like a bloody coup, she and her sister would try to joke, to teach you who your friends were.

Source: Geeta Kothari, “Missing Men,” in I Brake for Moose.

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