On Beauty (Zadie Smith)

 "People talk about the happy quiet that can exist between two lovers, but this too was great; sitting between his sister and brother, saying nothing, eating...He did not consider if or how or why they love him. They were just love; they were the first evidence he ever had of love, and they would be the last confirmation of love when everything else fell away."

"People talk about the happy quiet that can exist between two lovers, but this too was great; sitting between his sister and brother, saying nothing, eating...He did not consider if or how or why they love him. They were just love; they were the first evidence he ever had of love, and they would be the last confirmation of love when everything else fell away."

U.K. / 2005

"On Beauty is the story of an interracial family living in the university town of Wellington, Massachusetts, whose misadventures in the culture wars-on both sides of the Atlantic-serve to skewer everything from family life to political correctness to the combustive collision between the personal and the political." — Penguin Random House