They Said It: Stephen King

Before drifting away entirely, he found himself reflecting—not for the first time—on the peculiarity of adults. They took laxatives, liquor, or sleeping pills to drive away their terrors so that sleep would come, and their terrors were so tame and domestic: the job, the money, what the teacher will think if I can get JennieContinue reading “They Said It: Stephen King”

They Said It: Stacey Abrams

American is a contradictory and precocious country, sir. We have, in a very short period of time, managed to commit venal sins against our own people and offer the world repeat examples of exceptionalism. Americans are greedy, brilliant, ambitious, and compassionate. We like to remind everyone about our genius, and yet our leaders make funContinue reading “They Said It: Stacey Abrams”

They Said It: Jane Harper

Could this be enough? Kieran wondered. If this was all that was possible? If Brian didn’t remember what he thought Kieran had done, didn’t remember those black days when they lost Finn? If what had happened was gone forever, was that the same as forgiveness? Kieran wasn’t sure, but he thought about it, as theyContinue reading “They Said It: Jane Harper”

They Said It: Emily Nemens

Here’s the thing about baseball, and all else: everything changes. Whether it’s the slow creep of glaciers dripping toward the sea, or the steady piling up of cut stones, rock upon rock until the wall reaches chest high. nothing is still. Sometimes change comes as quick and catastrophic as a line drive — hear theContinue reading “They Said It: Emily Nemens”