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#1. She bought raffle tickets for charity, gave money to street performers, and was always sponsoring annoying friends who were running yet another marathon for some worthy cause (even though the true cause was their own fitness). - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#2. Nick explained that an aperitif was an pre-dinner drink. Nick came from an aperitif-drinking family. Alice came from a family with one dusty bottle of Baileys sitting hopefully in the back of the pantry with the tins of spaghetti. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#3. I'm having a nervous breakdown, she thought with relief. I'm about to lose my mind, and that's just as well, because this cannot possibly be fixed. It is simply not fixable. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#4. When you were young you talked about 'falling in love' with such amusing gravity, as if it were an actual recordable event, when what was it really? Chemicals. Hormones. A trick of the mind. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#5. Other people's problems always seemed so surmountable, and other people's children so much more biddable. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#6. It's like telling a blind person, "Oh, sure, you get to see mountains and sunsets, but there are also rubbish dumps and pollution! - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#7. Then he kissed her so deeply and so completely that she felt like she was falling, floating, spiraling down, down, down, like Alice in Wonderland. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#8. Did she love him as much as she hated him? Did she hate him as much as she loved him? - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#9. Every day is a gift, Jake. Of course sometimes it's a really horrible gift that you don't want. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#10. Miss Barnes clearly didn't know what in the world to do. She was twenty-four years old, for heaven's sake. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#11. She didn't understand a damned thing about life except that it was arbitrary and cruel, and some people got away with murder while others made one tiny, careless mistake and paid a terrible price. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#12. I don't know how she feels about me, but I sort of like her. I mean, I'm sickened by her existence obviously, but I find her strangely compelling. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#13. Ben told me that Tom had just spoken on the mobile to Alice and according to Tom she didn't say anything about falling over at the gym and she sounded "Just like Mum except maybe ten to fifteen percent grumpier than usual." I think he's learning percentages at school right now. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#14. Family life, even with just one little boy, had its own familiar rhythms, and it was perfectly possible to keep right on dancing like you always have, even when your mind is somewhere else. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#15. Ed said to Madeline, "Why don't you have snacks in your bag? What sort of woman are you?" "This is a clutch!" Madeline - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#16. Clementine learned to feel bad about her white middle-class privilege long before it became fashionable. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#17. Your child was a little stranger, constantly changing, disappearing and reintroducing himself to you. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#18. He made her happy and maede her laugh. She still enjoyed talking with him, watching TV with him, lying in bed with him on cold, rainy mornings. She still wanted him. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#19. Alice would give anything, anything at all, to be lying in bed with Nick, waiting for a cup of tea. Maybe he got sick of making her cups of tea? Was that it? Had she taken him for granted? Who did she think she was, some sort of princess, lying in bed waiting for cups of tea to be delivered. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#20. Back then he was thinking with his dick. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#21. I have no right to be sad about anything. No right to have therapy from expensive doctors like you for losing children who never existed. There is real grief in the world. There are real mothers losing real children. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#22. I'm thinking my next book should be set on a tropical island, which will obviously require days, even weeks of meticulous research, but I'm prepared to make that sacrifice. That's just the sort of dedicated writer I am. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#23. It wasn't her dream job, but she did quite enjoy the satisfaction of transforming a messy pile of paperwork into neat rows of figures. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#24. there is nothing more patronizing to an Infertile than to hear a new mother complaining, - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#25. How could she not be with someone who shared such a major chunk of her life? - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#26. No, Mr. Khrushchev, you may not have a wall. It will not prove that communism works. It will not work out well at all. Now, look, I agree capitalism isn't the be-all and end-all! Let me show you my last credit card bill. But you really need to put your thinking cap back on. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#27. Bonnie must give him organic blow jobs. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#28. We all, as parents, are laughing at ourselves and helicopter parenting and saying, 'This isn't the way we were parented; we were allowed to run free.' When I talk to my friends, we are all fascinated by what we are doing, but we can't seem to stop ourselves. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#29. This was the thing with the murky world of the Internet. You swam along through cyberspace, merrily picking up this and that, and next thing you knew you'd stumbled upon something unsavory and ugly. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#30. Every time I ask her to explain her job, I forget to listen. Her - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#31. Grace quite likes the fact that you can think something is one way all your life, and it turns out you're wrong, it can be something else entirely. It makes her feel free. Nothing is rigid. Things change. You can change your mind. You can change your thinking. Grace - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#32. How strange it all was. Wouldn't it be a lot less messy if everyone just stayed with the people they married in the first place? - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#33. When she had first held Jacob in her arms and pressed her lips to his tender, fragile scalp, it had felt as though she were being brought back to life, like a wilting plant being watered. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#34. Good Lord. The first person she sees is Mick Drummond, with his ancient bobbing head. Would that man never die? Was he immortal? Was he real? - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#35. In their wedding photos, they both have the blank-eyed, sedated look of recent trauma victims. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#36. She has that euphoric feeling you get at the airport after you've checked in your luggage. Nothing can stop your journey. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#37. it," finished Susi. "It's almost worth it." Celeste met Susi's raccoon eyes. "Yes." The blandness of Susi's gaze said nothing at all except, Got it. She wasn't being kind and maternal, and she wasn't reveling in the delicious superiority - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#38. You okay, Mum?" said Rob.
"I'm fine," said Rachel. She went to reach for her cup of coffee and found that she didn't have the energy to even lift her arm. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#39. Lately with work, and, you know, the baby thing. Obviously it would never happen again and he was very, very, very sorry and he loved her so much and God, it was such a relief to have this - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#40. Marriage was a form of insanity; love hovering permanently on the edge of aggravation. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#41. You're like a favorite pillow. I have to pack you wherever I go. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#42. She has a strange, not unpleasant sense of disconnection from everyone, as if she is floating somewhere high above her head and operating her body by remote control. Stretch lips to smile. Fold palms of hands around pram handle. Tip head towards child in motherly fashion. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#43. I couldn't act like a normal person again when she now knows me as a crazy person, because that would imply I have a choice. That I can choose to be crazy or normal. And if I have a choice, then that would imply that I'm not really crazy at all, and I should just stop it and get on with my life. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#44. Their arguments always went like this. The angrier Madeline got, the more freakishly calm Ed became, until he reached a point where he sounded like a hostage negotiator dealing with a lunatic and a ticking bomb. It was infuriating. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#45. Madeline traveled with ease through dozens of overlapping social circles, making both lifelong friends and lifetime enemies along the way; probably more of the latter. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#46. There were worse things to be than sexist. For example, you could be the sort of person who pinched your fingers together while using the words teeny weeny. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#47. Jane walked into the playground feeling a strange sense of calm. Perhaps she needed to learn from Madeline's example. No more avoiding confrontation. March up to your critics and bloody well tell them what you think. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#48. She felt such an intense sensation of happiness it frightened her, because surely there was a price to pay for this sort of bliss. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#49. He made her more confident, funnier, smarter. He brought out all the things that were there already and let her be fully herself, so she seemed to shine with this inner light. He loved her so much, he made her seem even more lovable. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#50. You're having one of those days of accumulating misery when you argue violently with someone in a position of power: a bank teller, a dry cleaner, a three-year-old. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#51. You could jump so much higher when you had somewhere safe to fall. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#52. You mustn't take any notice of her,' says Enigma. 'I often sing a little song in my head until she's finished talking. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#53. She felt detached from all aspects of her life. She had no time anymore to feel. All that time she used to waste feeling, and analyzing her feelings, as if they were a matter of national significance. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#54. A man who despises himself so much that the only way he can alleviate his feelings of inferiority is by stomping down his wife's personality with a daily stream of nasty jibes. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#55. First kisses didn't necessarily require darkness and alcohol, they could happen in the open air, with the sun warm on your face and everything around you honest and real and true. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#56. Nope, she didn't. So we grow up and leave home, and I hear from my mum that Madeline has married some wanker, said Ed. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#57. Or maybe temporary insanity is just an excuse for inexcusable behavior. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#58. One of the jobs of advertising was to give the consumer rational reasons for their irrational purchases. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#59. Connie could make her feel slow and bovine; the way she'd suddenly snap her head around and bark a question that would leave Margie fumbling for an answer. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#60. Madison rolled her eyes. "No. I won't care if people say mean things to me, because I'll be grown up. I can just say, 'Who cares? I'm going to France.' " Ah. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#61. Lots of hurtful secrets are better off kept. The problem is that people find it so hard to keep them. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#62. She grabbed a towel from the rail and wrapped it around him, lifting him straight out of the bath, kicking and screaming. She carried him into his bedroom and laid him with elaborate care on the bed because she was terrified she might throw him against the wall. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#63. I want gunshots and canned laughter and dog food commercials. Nothing seems too tragic when the television is blaring. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#64. They tended to give a little start when she spoke, as if the potted plant had tried to join in the conversation. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#65. If you didn't suspect you had social anxiety, you wouldn't bother doing the quiz; you'd be too busy chatting with the receptionist. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#66. It was the lesser of two evils. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#67. I was just average, I'm afraid. Too dreamy. After school, - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#68. The other mothers, the teachers, the people. I didn't realize that having a child was so social. You're always talking to people. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#69. But Grace quite likes the fact that you can think something is one way all your life, and it turns out you're wrong, it can be something else entirely. It makes her feel free. Nothing is rigid. Things change. You can change your mind. You can change your thinking. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#70. Doing this always calmed her. It was like imagining the protective walls of an impenetrable fortress. She - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#71. He got Alice, the way we did, or maybe even more so than us. He made her more confident, funnier, smarter. He brought out all the things that were there already and let her be fully herself, so she seemed to shine with this inner light. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#72. I can't believe they let us name a person," Nick had said. "It feels like something only the King of the Land should be able to do." "Or the Queen of the Kingdom," Alice said. "Oh, they'd never let a woman name a person," said Nick. "Obviously. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#73. When will it all be over? When will she have time to think and feel again? Presumably not till the baby is a teenager and can safely fend for himself. Although, of course, teenagers need to be taught to drive and say no to drugs and wear condoms. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#74. It's always the paragraphs I loved most, the ones I tenderly polished and re-read with pride, that my editor will suggest cutting. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#75. Ruby is the littler one, right?" said Erika's mother in her regular voice. "How old is she? Two?" "Yes," said Clementine. "What happened? Nobody saw her fall in? Where was her mother? What was Clementine doing? - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#76. She has become so irritatingly optimistic ever since she took up salsa dancing. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#77. Polly had arrived in the world outraged to discover that her sisters had gotten there before her. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#78. The first truly autumnal day of the new season. Soft, pretty scarves looped necks, skinny jeans encased skinny and not-so-skinny thighs, spike-heeled boots tapped across the playground. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#79. Why hadn't that been part of his stupid lifelong redemption program: Do what my wife asks immediately so she doesn't feel like a nag. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#80. It was extraordinary how tumultuous historical moments could be replayed right here in this ordinary little moment as she drove down the Pacific Highway - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#81. Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#82. Cecilia did not know why her three slender daughters loved watching overweight people sweat and cry and starve. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#83. Her mother could always charm her, even at the worst times. Just when Erika thought she was done, that was it, she could take no more, her mother charmed her back into loving her. Her - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#84. This Thursday night felt like adolescence: exquisitely painful and sharply beautiful. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#85. Do you think you were locked in a cupboard as a child? Cecilia had asked him once (she wouldn't have put it past his mother), but he said he was pretty sure he wasn't. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#86. The word 'sorry' is hardly adequate for my actions. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#87. Capitalism really had triumphed. You could buy anything from gray-colored chips the size of marbles to giant boulder-size chunks complete with spray-painted graffiti. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#88. Afterward she felt seedy and sexy and disheveled and filled with despair. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#89. It's raining, it's pouring, the old man
is snoring; went to bed and bumped his head and couldn't get up in
the morning. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#90. Alice said once that she'd never been appalled by anything. Elisabeth said that was appalling. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#91. I didn't properly appreciate one damned moment. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#92. She had always had a slight mistrust of busy people; the sort of people who described themselves as 'Flat-out Frantic!' What was the hurry? Why didn't they just slow down? Just what exactly were they so busy doing? - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#93. Feel like driving your car into the nearest telegraph pole? Therapist Dr Jeremy Hodges can steer you in a better direction. FREE bottle of anti-depressants for the first ten appointments. Or - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#94. You don't look sweaty." "I showered," said Bonnie. "But my core body temperature is still quite high." "You'll catch a chill," said Madeline. "No I won't," said - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#95. Got it, by Jove! We'll build a great big bloody wall and keep the buggers in!" Presumably he hadn't - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#96. I see lots of differences between Australians and Americans - but as mothers, I think we're pretty much alike! - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#97. This was historical revisionism at its best, and hadn't Sam always specialized in that, hadn't she always said she wished she had a permanent film rolling of their life so she could go back and prove that, yes, he did so say that thing he now denied? - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#98. Each memory, good and bad, was another invisible thread that bound them together, even when they were foolishly thinking they could lead separate lives. It was as simple and complicated as that. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#99. Where was the "exit" sign? Why did they make it so difficult to get out of shopping center parking lots? You'd done your shopping - they weren't going to get any more money out of you. What was their objective here? - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#100. Cecelia turned her gaze away from the girls and looked at the shimmer blue of their kidney shaped swimming pool, with its powerful underwater light, the perfect symbol of suburban bliss, except for that strange intermit sound like a baby choking that was coming from the pool filter. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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