This is what he knew that Paul didn't: the world was precarious and sometimes cruel. He'd had to fight hard to achieve what Paul simply took for granted.
("The Memory Keeper's Daughter")
More Quotes from Kim Edwards:She saw herself moving through another life, an exotic, difficult, satisfying life.
He wished he had some kind of X-ray vision for the human heart.
Paul, careening down the slide with his arms out flung, and Phoebe, present somehow through her absence.
A fear Paul had transformed all these years, like a gifted alchemist, into anger and rebellion.
Twin threads ran through her: fear and excitement.
All that sunny afternoon, traveling north and east, Caroline believed absolutely in the future. And why not? For if the worst had already happened to them in the eyes of the world, then surely, surely, it was the worst that they left behind them now.
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