Thursday Quotables: Breakup


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

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Breakup by Dana Stabenow
Kate Shugak series, #7

(published 1997)

Clearly, I’m on a role with this series! I just can’t get enough of the characters, the setting, or the tone that keeps veering between sarcastic and serious. In terms of context, the term “breakup” here refers to the the time of year, roughly March and April, when the snow in Alaska melts, winter ends, but everything is slushy and people and animals get a little cranky and a little crazy.

What with one thing and another, it had been a very long twenty-four hours, even for breakup. Not one but two close encounters of the ursine kind, a jet engine falling out of the sky to smash flat her primary means of summer transportation, a hole in the roof and, oh yes, let us not forget, income tax.

And now, on top of everything else, a body.

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

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4 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: Breakup

  1. Just finished Breakup. Did you catch the two shoot-outs to Diana Gabaldon? Kate says “Jesus H Roosevelt Christ” at one point, and at another mentions falling in love with Jamie Fraser and others when reading on her couch. Fun connection to see.

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