The Invisible Life of Addie LaRueBook - 2020
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In the vein of The Time Traveler's Wife and Life After Life , The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab's genre-defying tour de force.
A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever--and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
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“But if you only walk in other people's steps, you cannot make your own way. You cannot leave a mark.”
“Live long enough, and you learn how to read a person. To ease them open like a book, some passages underlined and others hidden between the lines.”
“The first mark she left upon the world, long before she knew the truth, that ideas are so much wilder than memories, that they long and look for ways of taking root”
“Do you know how to live three hundred years?” she says. And when he asks how, she smiles. “The same way you live one. A second at a time.”
“Blink, and the years fall away like leaves.”
“Stories are a way to preserve one's self. To be remembered. And to forget.”
“What is a person, if not the marks they leave behind?”
“Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives--or to find strength in a very long one.”
"Nothing is all good or all bad," she says. "Life is so much messier than that."
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