He had handed his daughter to Caroline Gill and that act had led him here, years later, to this girl in motion of her own, this girl who had decided yes, a brief moment of release in the back of a car, in the room of a silent house, this girl who had stood up later, adjusting her clothes, with now knowledge of how that moment was already shaping her life.
("The Memory Keeper's Daughter")
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Lately, the world felt fragile, like a blown egg, as if it might shatter beneath a careless touch.
He had never even glimpsed her.
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