"He braked, his ribs suddenly feeling too small for all the stuff that had to fit in his chest." Ridge Weather, in The New Valley, Josh Weil
"Their eyes skitz and quiver with the force of the moment, because here, finally, up close and personal, is the war made flesh, an actual point of contact after all the months and years of reading about the war, watching the war on TV, hearing the war flogged and flacked on talk radio." Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Ben Fountain
"Only after the eggs were split open, revealing moist reddish-yellow centers, did she return to her story."
Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
"The trunks looked as if they were about to fling open their tops in excitement." Magic Elizabeth, Norma Kassirer