Paul, careening down the slide with his arms out flung, and Phoebe, present somehow through her absence.
("The Memory Keeper's Daughter")
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This was her life. Not the life she had once dreamed of, not a life her younger self would ever have imagined or desired, but the life she was living, with all its complexities. This was her life, built with care and attention, and it was good.
She had died at age twelve, and by now she was nothing but the memory of love-- nothing, now, but bones.
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