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Judith Kelman

"My sister and I may have been crafted of the same genetic clay, baked in the same uterine kiln, but we were disparate species, doomed never to love each other except blindly."

Judith Kelman, Where Shadows Fall (1987)

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"I suppose a child's first obligation is to become a stranger to his parents."

Judith Kelman, Where Shadows Fall (1987)

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"A mother never fully delivers."

Judith Kelman, Hush Little Darlings (1989)

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"She spotted an Adolfo suit in that shade of tan that comes from mixing brown with a great deal of money."

Judith Kelman, Hush Little Darlings (1989)

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"He would simply tell her not to worry, which was about as effective as ordering someone not to think of an elephant."

Judith Kelman, Someone's Watching (1991)

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"Whoever invented men had definitely not ironed out all the kinks."

Judith Kelman, The House on the Hill (1992)

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"Writing is the perfect balance between self-confidence and self-doubt, with a bit of self-delusion thrown in."

Judith Kelman, in Fiction Writer (1999)

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"Behind the lens, I found refuge and freedom, distance and connection, an intoxicating way to tame the huge, chaotic world."

Judith Kelman, Summer of Storms (2001)

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"I tried on some clothes last week, and I all but ran out of the dressing room screaming. Post-traumatic dress syndrome."

Judith Kelman, Every Step You Take (2003)

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"It's a dirty little secret that most New Yorkers are pleasant, thoughtful, patient, and polite. The Chamber of Commerce must work overtime to maintain the surly, off-putting image that is widely believed to define the city. In truth, niceness is nearly epidemic in this town."

Judith Kelman, Every Step You Take (2003)

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Judith Kelman, U.S. writer
(1945 - )

Full name: Judith Ann Kelman