A NovelPaperback - 2016
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There are no villains in this captivating novel (Patchett is too generous and nuanced a writer for that) but Bert Cousins comes close. To escape his wife and children, he crashes a christening party where he kisses the newborn's stunning mother. They divorce their spouses and remarry, their six c... Read More »
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Franny gave her sister a tired smile. "Oh, my love," she said. "What do the only children do?"
"Half the things in this life I wish I could remember and the other half I wish I could forget."
"All the stories go with you, Franny thought, closing her eyes. All the things I didn’t listen to, won’t remember, never got right, wasn’t around for.
“Isn’t that what everyone wants, just for a moment to be unencumbered?
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