Excerpt from More Than Books

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LUCY
I opened it.
MICHAEL
You opened it.
LUCY
All the way.
MICHAEL
You cracked the spine.
LUCY
You'd never forgive me for that.
MICHAEL
You opened it all the way.
LUCY
Up. So that I could kiss the front page. The title page.
MICHAEL
The title page.
LUCY
Yes.
MICHAEL
You kissed it.
LUCY
Yes. As if I was kissing you. I was pretending to kiss you. Kissing a book you truly loved was a little like kissing you.
MICHAEL
I suppose that's a romantic inclination butů
LUCY
I left a little lip print. I didn't mean to. You can barely see it. Just a lip print.
MICHAEL
Lipstick?

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