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And depression settled over the kitchen like a wet fog.
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Even a tiny bit of deceit is dishonorable when it's used for selfish or cowardly reasons.
- Mr. Penderwick

— Jeanne Birdsall

[The kitchen] was also messy
delightfully so, thought Jane
and it didn't look as though lots of cooking went on there. There was a laptop computer on the counter with duck stickers on it, the spice cabinet was full of Ben's toy trucks, and Jane couldn't spot a cookbook anywhere. This is the kitchen of a Thinker, she decided, and promised herself that she'd never bother with cooking, either.

— Jeanne Birdsall

What rhymes with smile?" "Bile, as in Your smile makes me want to throw up.

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She had to defend the people she loved the best.

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The moonlight had turned the gardens into a fairyland, magnificent and mysterious.

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Some secrets buried away in boxes are peacefully forgotten, just as we hope they'll be. But some refuse to stay in their boxes, popping out at the worst possible times. And then there are those ... that linger and fester, gnawing away from the inside out.

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I did know a girl in middle school who made hand puppets from her boyfriends' socks," said Aunt Claire. "I don't know if she talked to the puppets, but she did make the puppets talk to her.

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She sat down again. "Oh, Dominic, love has no measure." "What?" "I mean, yes, please kiss me.

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Maybe I can drown him in the lily pond.

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It wasn't a rock. It was a dog's rubber bone, left behind months ago to be buried first under autumn leaves, then winter snow. Just an old rubber bone, but Batty was already braced for what she knew would come-the rushing in her ears, the stab in her stomach, and the seeping away of the colors from her world. The soft blue spring sky, the yellow forsythia hedge, even Ben's bright red hair-all dulled, all gray and wretched.

— Jeanne Birdsall

Tommy was nowhere in sight, and though she waited for a few minutes, he didn't reappear.

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Why does everybody think I argue? I never argue." Skye hesitated. "Or at least, I'm not going to argue as much anymore."
"That would be a miracle."
Skye chose to pretend she hadn't heard.

— Jeanne Birdsall

Do you think she'll want to later? Rosalind, I mean, not Aunt Claire. I mean, I'm sure Aunt Claire could do football drills if she wanted to, but I'd rather have Ros-I mean ... Tommy had trailed off into an embarrassed silence. Skye

— Jeanne Birdsall

Jane circled the mansion, passing door after door, all too la-di-da for comfort.

— Jeanne Birdsall

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