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.
("The Memory Keeper's Daughter")
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A fear Paul had transformed all these years, like a gifted alchemist, into anger and rebellion.
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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.
A final blow to the dignity of these children is having their government claim they revere our children, and we protect our children, when we don't do that at all. Clearly, what we're doing is protecting our government workers and not the children.
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