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The Cellphone

Jenna Polito | August 15, 2013 | Story

“Hey,” your friend says, “What are you up to this weekend?” The two of you debate the merits of a leisurely day at the beach versus those of taking a trip to see some redwoods. The beach can get dull pretty quickly, but you do have a book about family secrets that would keep you entertained on the sand. But then your thoughts drift to another book, poetic in its simplicity, which would be great to read while picnicking in the woods.

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