The words in stories can be profound with special meanings only to us. Each individual will interpret the meanings within these quotations differently according to our own life experiences. 

Reading RX offers a selection of quotations that we have used when our Bibliotherapy With Janice group first gets together.


"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

   The Go-Between

   By L.P. Hartley

"Loss brings pain. Yes. But pain triggers memory. And memory is a kind of new birth, within each of us. And it is that new birth after long pain, that resurrection - in memory - that, to our surprise, perhaps, comforts us."

   While I Was Gone

   By Sue Miller

" can't find peace until you find all the pieces."

   Orphan Train

   By Christina Baker Kline


from​ The Bark magazine

"If you assume the world is what you make it, then of course what you make will look like the world"

  Pretty As A Picture

   By Elizabeth Little

Janice Shapiro, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT CA Lic. #86051

Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy 

"The bond between parent and child was all-consuming, and yet its power was not cumulative. It had to be remade again and again."

     Friends and Strangers

By J. Courtney Sullivan