12. Lemony Snicket, ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’
For Beatrice –
I cherished, you perished.
The world’s been nightmarished.
13. J.K. Rowling, ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows’
14. J.D. Salinger, ‘Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour’
If there is an amateur reader still left in the world — or anybody who just reads and runs — I ask him or her, with untellable affection and gratitude, to split the dedication of this book four ways with my wife and children.
15. Carl Sagan, ‘Cosmos’
In the vastness of space and immensity of time, it is my joy to spend a planet and an epoch with Annie.