From what he’d seen of Denver in the entire half an hour he’d been there, he wouldn’t be staying. It was too clean, too hard to breathe, too white. Sure, the mountains were pretty, but he didn’t require beauty in a city—he needed edge, funkiness, diversity, and at least one superior Chinese restaurant that delivered
—Patchwork by Dan Loughry
It is said that sesta is one of the only gifts the Europeans brought to South America, but I imagine the Brazilians could have figured out how to sleep in the afternoon without having to endure centuries of murder and enslavement.
—State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Sometimes it’s us, nudging people back on plan.
—The Adjustment Bureau