Possibly my favorite novel ever, and all over the place these days thanks to Kate Winslet!

The 26th Story: Sentences That Stick: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates.

Have you ever had a sentence from a novel reverberate in your head days after you finished it? In Yates’ novel Revolutionary Road, Mrs. Helen Givings, the meddling Realtor who sold April and Frank Wheeler their suburban home, learns over the course of a phone call that the Wheelers are, in fact, not going to sell their house and leave the community:

“When she put the receiver back it was as if she were returning a rare and exquisite jewel to its velvet case.”