能让读者安静沉思的10本书
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Honeydew by Edith Pearlman
 
Pearlman writes quiet stories about the blips of tumult1 . She's been writing short stories -- and only short stories -- for decades, chronicling the lives of earnest blue collar workers and whimsical academics. Most of the stories are set in her native Massachusetts; all of them reveal something tender and universal about everyday life.
 
Fools by Joan Silber
 
Each story in Fools confronts the question: What makes an action foolish, as opposed to brave? And when is it better to be foolish, as opposed to steadfast2 in our established beliefs?
 
Single, Carefree, Mellow3 by Katherine Heiny
 
Katherine Heiny writes stories that quietly highlight the dramas of dating life, from teenagehood through adulthood4. Heiny writes about both lovers growing estranged5 through social media, and young girls learning about the power of their own sexualities, with wry6 humor.
 
When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson
 
Marilynne In When I Was a Child I Read Books, Robinson fluidly contemplates7 significance of community and the power of the individual. You don't have to be a religious thinker to find beauty in Robinson's poetic8 musings.
 
The Double Life of Liliane by Lily Tuck
 
Lily Tuck's latest novel isn't exactly a memoir9, but it sits somewhere between novel and autobiography10, blurring11 the lines between related memory and imagined possible scenarios12. Like Tuck, heroine Liliane's parents divorced when she was young, wreaking13 personal havoc14 that mirrored the tragedies unfolding in Europe at the same time.
 
Neverhome by Laird Hunt
 
Hunt tells his story about a woman disguised as a male solider through letters. The story is loosely based on a bundle of letters Hunt stumbled upon written by a real undercover female soldier and is a smart work of historical fiction that encourages contemplation.
 
Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott
 
Protagonist15 Edith has built a happy family of her own among her tenants16 -- until she gets slammed with potential eviction17 as her mind begins to worsen. The unsteady state of their home and their landlady18 forges an even closer bond between the housemates in this lyrical meditation19 on what really makes up a family.
 
Here by Richard McGuire
 
This book is a heartwarming time capsule, and fluid look at the way our interior lives have evolved, and how they've remained the same.
 
The Folded Clock by Heidi Julavits
 
The Folded Clock is a Diary, a collection of musings written offhandedly20 each day by its author. It's been scrubbed of identifying details, but otherwise remains21 a deeply personal collection of thoughts about motherhood, language, and what success really means.
 
Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis
 
Davis' stories are quick, dreamy snapshots of a mood or a sentiment, and they take the shape of the idle thoughts that make up most of our days. Davis's spare language is comforting and digestible, but leaves ample room for contemplation and imagination, too.


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1 tumult LKrzm     
n.喧哗;激动,混乱;吵闹
参考例句:
  1. The tumult in the streets awakened everyone in the house.街上的喧哗吵醒了屋子里的每一个人。
  2. His voice disappeared under growing tumult.他的声音消失在越来越响的喧哗声中。
2 steadfast 2utw7     
adj.固定的,不变的,不动摇的;忠实的;坚贞不移的
参考例句:
  1. Her steadfast belief never left her for one moment.她坚定的信仰从未动摇过。
  2. He succeeded in his studies by dint of steadfast application.由于坚持不懈的努力他获得了学业上的成功。
3 mellow F2iyP     
adj.柔和的;熟透的;v.变柔和;(使)成熟
参考例句:
  1. These apples are mellow at this time of year.每年这时节,苹果就熟透了。
  2. The colours become mellow as the sun went down.当太阳落山时,色彩变得柔和了。
4 adulthood vKsyr     
n.成年,成人期
参考例句:
  1. Some infantile actions survive into adulthood.某些婴儿期的行为一直保持到成年期。
  2. Few people nowadays are able to maintain friendships into adulthood.如今很少有人能将友谊维持到成年。
5 estranged estranged     
adj.疏远的,分离的
参考例句:
  1. He became estranged from his family after the argument.那场争吵后他便与家人疏远了。
  2. The argument estranged him from his brother.争吵使他同他的兄弟之间的关系疏远了。
6 wry hMQzK     
adj.讽刺的;扭曲的
参考例句:
  1. He made a wry face and attempted to wash the taste away with coffee.他做了个鬼脸,打算用咖啡把那怪味地冲下去。
  2. Bethune released Tung's horse and made a wry mouth.白求恩放开了董的马,噘了噘嘴。
7 contemplates 53d303de2b68f50ff5360cd5a92df87d     
深思,细想,仔细考虑( contemplate的第三人称单数 ); 注视,凝视; 考虑接受(发生某事的可能性); 深思熟虑,沉思,苦思冥想
参考例句:
  1. She contemplates leaving for the sake of the kids. 她考虑为了孩子而离开。
  2. Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. 事物的美存在于细心观察它的人的头脑中。
8 poetic b2PzT     
adj.富有诗意的,有诗人气质的,善于抒情的
参考例句:
  1. His poetic idiom is stamped with expressions describing group feeling and thought.他的诗中的措辞往往带有描写群体感情和思想的印记。
  2. His poetic novels have gone through three different historical stages.他的诗情小说创作经历了三个不同的历史阶段。
9 memoir O7Hz7     
n.[pl.]回忆录,自传;记事录
参考例句:
  1. He has just published a memoir in honour of his captain.他刚刚出了一本传记来纪念他的队长。
  2. In her memoir,the actress wrote about the bittersweet memories of her first love.在那个女演员的自传中,她写到了自己苦乐掺半的初恋。
10 autobiography ZOOyX     
n.自传
参考例句:
  1. He published his autobiography last autumn.他去年秋天出版了自己的自传。
  2. His life story is recounted in two fascinating volumes of autobiography.这两卷引人入胜的自传小说详述了他的生平。
11 blurring e5be37d075d8bb967bd24d82a994208d     
n.模糊,斑点甚多,(图像的)混乱v.(使)变模糊( blur的现在分词 );(使)难以区分
参考例句:
  1. Retinal hemorrhage, and blurring of the optic dise cause visual disturbances. 视网膜出血及神经盘模糊等可导致视力障碍。 来自辞典例句
  2. In other ways the Bible limited Puritan writing, blurring and deadening the pages. 另一方面,圣经又限制了清教时期的作品,使它们显得晦涩沉闷。 来自辞典例句
12 scenarios f7c7eeee199dc0ef47fe322cc223be88     
n.[意]情节;剧本;事态;脚本
参考例句:
  1. Further, graphite cores may be safer than non-graphite cores under some accident scenarios. 再者,根据一些事故解说,石墨堆芯可比非石墨堆芯更安全一些。 来自英汉非文学 - 环境法 - 环境法
  2. Again, scenarios should make it clear which modes are acceptable to users in various contexts. 同样,我们可以运用场景剧本来搞清楚在不同情境下哪些模式可被用户接受。 来自About Face 3交互设计精髓
13 wreaking 9daddc8eb8caf99a09225f9daa4dbd47     
诉诸(武力),施行(暴力),发(脾气)( wreak的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  1. Coal mining is a messy business, often wreaking terrible environmental damage nearby. 采矿是肮脏的行业,往往会严重破坏周边环境。
  2. The floods are wreaking havoc in low-lying areas. 洪水正在地势低洼地区肆虐。
14 havoc 9eyxY     
n.大破坏,浩劫,大混乱,大杂乱
参考例句:
  1. The earthquake wreaked havoc on the city.地震对这个城市造成了大破坏。
  2. This concentration of airborne firepower wrought havoc with the enemy forces.这次机载火力的集中攻击给敌军造成很大破坏。
15 protagonist mBVyN     
n.(思想观念的)倡导者;主角,主人公
参考例句:
  1. The protagonist reforms in the end and avoids his proper punishment.戏剧主角最后改过自新并避免了他应受的惩罚。
  2. He is the model for the protagonist in the play.剧本中的主人公就是以他为模特儿创作的!
16 tenants 05662236fc7e630999509804dd634b69     
n.房客( tenant的名词复数 );佃户;占用者;占有者
参考例句:
  1. A number of tenants have been evicted for not paying the rent. 许多房客因不付房租被赶了出来。
  2. Tenants are jointly and severally liable for payment of the rent. 租金由承租人共同且分别承担。
17 eviction 7n3x2     
n.租地等的收回
参考例句:
  1. The family have won a temporary reprieve from eviction.这个家庭暂时免于被逐出。
  2. He claimed damages for unlawful eviction.他要求对非法驱逐作出赔偿。
18 landlady t2ZxE     
n.女房东,女地主
参考例句:
  1. I heard my landlady creeping stealthily up to my door.我听到我的女房东偷偷地来到我的门前。
  2. The landlady came over to serve me.女店主过来接待我。
19 meditation yjXyr     
n.熟虑,(尤指宗教的)默想,沉思,(pl.)冥想录
参考例句:
  1. This peaceful garden lends itself to meditation.这个恬静的花园适于冥想。
  2. I'm sorry to interrupt your meditation.很抱歉,我打断了你的沉思。
20 offhandedly 10da480dfcad894c8036d32d670036fe     
adv.立即地;即席地;未经准备地;不客气地
参考例句:
  1. She had made these remarks offhandedly. 她即席做了这些评价。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  2. She threw him over offhandedly without even a dear-john letter. 她随即就把他甩了,甚至连封分手信都没有写。 来自互联网
21 remains 1kMzTy     
n.剩余物,残留物;遗体,遗迹
参考例句:
  1. He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  2. The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
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