"I did not look into the mirror, not yet, not in the morning."
Townie: A Memoir by Andre Dubus III
"Visitors don’t arrive in Odessa so much as stumble upon it."
Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams by Charles King
"The girl had received all her immunizations."
The Sweet Relief of Missing Children: A Novel by Sarah Braunstein
"Metz is alive for now, standing in line
at the airport Starbucks in his camo gear
and buzz cut, his beautiful new
camel-colored suede boots.”
The Book of Men: Poems by Dorianne Laux