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  • As Finn cooked the bacon and pancakes, he tried to keep me distracted by chattering about his years as an apprentice chef at an emir’s palace in the middle of the Sahara Desert.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • I was thinking of heading to the Sahara kickoff thing.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "Even if I have to live in the deserts of the Sahara, I need her eyes open; I won’t be able to live without her.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • There is much work to be done, and it will be difficult to complete it in a jail cell, so I’ve decided to go to where the first cases of letumosis were documented, in a small town east of the Sahara Desert."
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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  • Everybody cheered because, otherwise, we would have had a lesson on the Sahara Desert.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • To be as thirsty as I was, you’d have to be in the French Foreign Legion and lost somewhere out in the Sahara for a week.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • Ida, cold-natured and crotchety when the thermometer dipped below fifty degrees, had her heater turned up high enough to simulate high noon on the Sahara Desert.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • If we don’t get burped to death by the cows we’ll end up like the Sahara Desert, says my father cheerfully, finishing up the meatloaf.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Sahara Desert!
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "You have to cross the entire Sahara desert," said the young man.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist

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  • The last time he said that, he created the Sahara.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • ’Desert of Sahara,’ sighed another.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • ON February 13, 1960, France tested a nuclear weapon in the Sahara.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • I see Bedouins in the Sahara and the French Foreign Legion, cowboys on the American prairie.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Nevertheless the sun hides not Virginia’s Dismal Swamp, nor Rome’s accursed Campagna, nor wide Sahara, nor all the millions of miles of deserts and of griefs beneath the moon.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Unfortunately, air-conditioning hadn’t been quite as important to him, and in the summer, the temperature was somewhere between the Mojave and the Sahara.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • I’ll do anything if you’ll let me stop a bit, for it’s as dull as the Desert of Sahara down there.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Every now and then while Beth and Logan were engaged in keeping up their elaborate facade, Nana would mutter something nonsensical like "camels in the Sahara" or "it’s like hair and slippers."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Archie asked, getting down to business without preliminaries, keeping his voice flat and dry as the Sahara.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • On the edge of the Sahara we ran into a plague of locusts and the chauffeur explained kindly that they were bumble-bees.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Perhaps you will think it passing strange this regret for a savage who was no more account than a grain of sand in a black Sahara.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • There it lay stretching out into one interminable line of dust and sand, with its sides bordered by tall, meagre trees, altogether presenting so uninviting an appearance, that no one in his senses could have imagined that any traveller, at liberty to regulate his hours for journeying, would choose to expose himself in such a formidable Sahara.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The gushing fountains which sparkle in the sun, must not be stopped in mere caprice; the oasis in the desert of Sahara must not be plucked up idly.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Five acres of Vermont became a Sahara of raw responsibility.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • Harry learned that there were seven hundred ways of committing a Quidditch foul and that all of them had happened during a World Cup match in 1473; that Seekers were usually the smallest and fastest players, and that most serious Quidditch accidents seemed to happen to them; that although people rarely died playing Quidditch, referees had been known to vanish and turn up months later in the Sahara Desert.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • While they could locate the Desert of Sahara or the capital of China on an artificial globe, I found out that the girls could not locate the proper places for the knives and forks on an actual dinner-table, or the places on which the bread and meat should be set.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • THE desert was neither flat nor monotonous; nor was it like so many other deserts - the Gobi, the Steppes, or certain parts of the Sahara - featureless and devoid of colour.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • From there she had looked down on all the people in the square, and had floated on and on over the globe that was her home, over the North Sea and Europe, down over the Sahara and across the African savanna.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • She only walked across the court, to sit on the bench in the feathery shade of the mimosa, but I watched her as though the court were as wide as the Sahara and she were dwindling into distance.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • I knew he had lately been offered a situation in the Great Sahara, where lions and sandflies made the hermit-life peculiarly attractive and difficult, and had gone to Africa to take possession, so I thought I would look in and see how the atmosphere of this den agreed with its reputation.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • When Phaeton, wishing to prove his heavenly birth by his beneficence, had the sun’s chariot but one day, and drove out of the beaten track, he burned several blocks of houses in the lower streets of heaven, and scorched the surface of the earth, and dried up every spring, and made the great desert of Sahara, till at length Jupiter hurled him headlong to the earth with a thunderbolt, and the sun, through grief at his death, did not shine for a year.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • She felt the thirst of the Sahara and called out for water.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • But what did Psyollos expect, planting crops at the edge of the Sahara?
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • And in general it’s all quite pointless-writing, Sahara, and all that.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • It resembled the fearful phenomenon of a similar character known to the travelers in the desert of the great Sahara.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • CHRIS HUNTINGTON has worked in France and Taiwan and has taught English in the Sahara and Gabon for the Peace Corps.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Once she had seen a band of nomad robbers in the Sahara, and somehow was reminded of them by this motley outlaw troop.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • But black-faced Mount Zion, across the tracks in Texana, North Carolina, was as different as the Rocky Mountains are from the Sahara.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Only four inches of rain fell a year around Midland—about the same as in the northern Sahara—and water for humans came in on the train once a day in special containers.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Probably therefore a man whose social position needs constant and scrupulous affirmation without regard to climate: one who would dress thus for the middle of the Sahara or the top of Mont Blanc.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Pan Africa was awarded shots into Lake Victoria, still-desert part of Sahara, one on Drakensberg in south, one offset twenty kilometers due west of Great Pyramid—and urged to follow Chad not later than midnight Thursday, Greenwich.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • My father had become obsessed with gardening, more so than she’d ever been, and she monitored the time he spent out there, especially now that the days were dry and hot; the remainder of spring and the long summer stretched ahead of us like the Sahara.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • How about a story about either (a) global warming and the undeniable 0.8-degree rise in temperature over the last one hundred years, which foretold Sahara-like consequences throughout the United States, or (b) how global warming might cause the next ice age and turn the United States into an icy tundra.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • "It’s hot, you’re in the Sahara, a beautiful man is bringing you a pina colada," or, "Somewhere, the only true love of your life is freezing to death in Antarctica.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • You hear about this Sahara thing?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Mae had read an InnerCircle notice about it, some plan to count the grains of sand in the Sahara.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • She’d missed the Sahara kickoff and already regretted it.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • At the end of the evening he started to say how bereaved he would feel when his two young friends left Moscow-the town would be like a desert, a Sahara; but he became so sentimental that he began to sob, and he had to start: all over from the beginning.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Outside, a huge caravan was being prepared for a crossing of the Sahara, and was scheduled to pass through Al-Fayoum.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • But Miss Mills, mistrusting the acceptability of her presence to the higher powers, had not yet gone; and we were all benighted in the Desert of Sahara.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
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