Books: Excerpt

"She took a drink. He took a drink.

He was afraid that if he asked her what she did think, she might tell him, and it might surprise him. It was too early in the conversation to ask what she was thinking.

'When I feel like giving up—not showing up to teach—when I'm in a bad mood, I see it their way. I see the absurdity of thinking about any time but our own. I can see wanting books to hit me over the head and tell me what to do about my problems. I don't want to know what the Odyssey has...

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