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Sound Quality: Alistair MacLeod's "The Lost Salt Gift of Blood"

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We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

 

Henriette Lazaridis

Books & Reading Craft Advice

Sound Quality: Jennifer Haigh's Heat and Light

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We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

"The Power of 'and'": A sentence from Jennifer Haigh's Heat and Light.

Henriette Lazaridis

Books & Reading Craft Advice

Sound Quality: Edward St. Aubyn's Never Mind

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We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

"Nearly Strangled Restraint": A sentence from Edward St. Aubyn's first Patrick Melrose novel, Never Mind.

Henriette Lazaridis

Craft Advice

Sound Quality: Lauren Acampora's The Wonder Garden

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We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

"A Complicated Process of Narrowing": A sentence from Lauren Acampora's The Wonder Garden.

Henriette Lazaridis

Craft Advice

Sound Quality: John Banville's The Sea

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We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.

This month's installment looks at — and listens to — a sentence from John Banville's The Sea.

Henriette Lazaridis

Craft Advice