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National Book Lover’s Day

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National Book Lover's Day

NATIONAL BOOK LOVER’S DAY

Today is National Book Lover’s Day.

My favorite book ever is John Steinbeck’s East of Eden.

It is a beautiful retelling of the story of Cain and Abel.

It’s the story of fathers and sons.

It’s the story of sin and redemption.

It’s the story of love and rage and free will.

I have my grandfather’s copy.

It’s dog eared and coffee stained.

And I love it because they are his dog ears and his coffee stains.

I never met my grandfather, but we read this book together.

“His whispered word seemed to hang in the air: ‘timshel.’

And he slept.”

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