“Exquisite in both story and sentence, the Anne books built me as a reader, which is to say: they built me.”Sarah Mesle on "Anne of Green Gables"
"Is a gesture of charity genuine or is it a kind of deep moral tax write-off?"
"in a protracted stillness, I saw that heron I didn’t wish to disturb / was clearly a white sack caught in the redbud’s limbs"
"All prose is a form of deception."
"While the mask-impaired side vision permitted it, Briar watched the door behind her shrink as she rose."