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#1. She knew that alexander was sitting on the bench by the house slightly behind her, and that he was watching her. he was doing that more and more often. Watching her as he smoked. And smoked. And smoked. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#2. Breathing in Shepelevo was like hitting the right note on the piano. There was only one note. When I was young, Shepelevo was the smell of nettles, of salted smoked fish, of fresh water from the Gulf of Finland, and of burning firewood, all wrapped up in one Shepelevo. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#3. No! he wanted to cry out. No, Tania, please come back. What can I leave her with, what can I say, what one word can I leave with her, for her? What one word for my wife?
"Tatiasha," Alexander called after her. God, what was the curator's name ... ?
She glanced back.
"Remember Orbeli- - Author: Paullina Simons
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#4. Ask yourself these three questions, Tatiana Metanova, and you will know who you are. Ask: What do believe in? What do you hope for? What do you love? - Author: Paullina Simons
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#5. Never forget where you came from, Gina Attaviano, Alessandro said to her before he died. Then it will always be easy. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#6. We'll meet again in Lvov, my love and I ... Tatiana hums, eating her ice cream, in our Leningrad, in jasmine June, near Fontanka, the Neva, the Summer Garden, where we are forever young. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#7. You are my hand grenade, my artillery fire. You have replaced my heart with yourself. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#8. Tatia, let me take care of you. He stopped and took a breath. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#9. Tatiana and the soldier were having a silence - Author: Paullina Simons
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#10. Alexander tilted his head and kissed her deeply on the lips. He let go of her hands, and she wrapped her arms around his neck, pressing herself against him. They kissed as if in a fever ... they kissed as if the breath were leaving their bodies. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#11. Will you remember that? Anywhere you are, if you can look up and find Perseus in the sky, find that smile, and hear the galactic wind whisper your name, you'll know that it's me, calling for you ... calling you back to Lazarevo. (Alexander) - Author: Paullina Simons
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#12. The anecdote was funny, but as my father gazed across the river at the university of his youth, his Russian life was in his eyes. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#13. Tatiana had imagined her Alexander since she was a child, before she believed that someone like him was even possible. When she was a little girl, she dreamed of a fine world in which a good man walked its winding roads, perhaps somewhere in his wandering soul searching for her. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#14. Do you remember what you're supposed to do now? Kiss the palm of your hand and press it against your heart. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#15. I know how it works, Esther. I graduated from Harvard." "Book-smart, but life-stupid," said Esther. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#16. We will call him Anthony Alexander Barrington. After my father and brother. We'll call him Alexander. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#17. Alexander looked into the barrel of one of the guns. He blinked.
O God, please look after Tania all alone in the world. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#18. Tania, last time in Morozovo, I let you go, but not this time. This time we live together or we die together. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#19. The presence of so many words inside her head made her incapable of small talk, just at the time when she needed small talk most. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#20. You want to know what I thought of in that boat?
I thought, I have to stay alive. Tatiasha will never forgive me. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#21. Alexander was silent. "Now you're really tiny," he said at last. "I'm not tiny," she returned. "You're just outsized." Blushing, she lowered her gaze. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#22. It wasn't first love. It wasn't a first kiss. But it was love nonetheless. And the kiss was sweet. And the heart still pounded. And the girl went on. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#23. I tend to be a great optimist when it comes to the United States and the American way of life, I think precisely because I wasn't born into it. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#24. I want you to know that should something happen to me, don't worry about my body. My soul isn't going to return to it, nor to God. It's flying straight to you, where it knows it can find you, in Lazarevo. I want to be neither with kings nor heroes, but with the queen of Lake Ilmen. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#25. What strength he once possessed had left his body and gone to a tiny girl with freckles. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#26. She lived so much inside the balloon of her desires that she didn't want the needles of reality puncturing her carefully crafted, multi-coloured fragile daydream palloncino. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#27. Pregnant. You come to see me for one weekend, and here - Author: Paullina Simons
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#28. Thank you," she whispered, "for keeping yourself alive, soldier."
"You're welcome," he whispered back. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#29. Emotion was pressing hard on her chest, making it difficult for her to breathe. I don't need to breathe now, she thought. I've breathed all my life. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#30. I love you. I'm blind for you, wild for you. Sick with you. I told you that our first night together when I asked you to marry me, I am telling you now. Everything that's happened to us, everything, is because I crossed the street for you. I worship you. You know that through and through ... - Author: Paullina Simons
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#31. Alexander was suffocating under the weight of his love. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#32. I'll take your breath any way you give it to me, Shura. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#33. And when Tatiana lifted her glistening eyes to him, Alexander was looking down at her with his I'll-get-on-the-bus-for-you-anytime face. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#34. I was blinded by stupidity for a brief moment in our life, for a flicker in the eternity in which you and I live, and I stumbled. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#35. I know what keeping a promise means." "No, you only know what making a promise means," Alexander said. "You are very good at making the promise. It's keeping the promise you have a problem with. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#36. Ouspensky, do you ever think of how many things you don't know?"
Ouspensky laughed. "I like the beginning already".
"Think of how many things you stumble to and say, how should I know?"
"I never say that, sir" said Ouspensky. "I say, how the fuck should I know? - Author: Paullina Simons
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#37. I have a certain sensibility that I bring to my writing that comes from knowing two things: what I as a reader like to read, and what as a writer I am capable of. I know my own limits. I know there are things I cannot do. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#38. I didn't know how to live my life, and suddenly I was thrust into it and had no choice but to live it. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#39. But on that sunlit Sunday, Alexander knew nothing, thought nothing, imagined nothing. He forgot Dimitri and war and the Soviet Union and escape plans, and even America, and crossed the street for Tatiana Metanova. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#40. He sent you to redeem me, to comfort me, and to heal me - and that's just so far, he added with a smile. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#41. These three things:the smell of Shepelevo, the smell of the Metro and the taste of creme brulee ice cream. The essence of my childhood in Russia. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#42. But I'm telling you, something happens to beautiful people. They think that something extra is owed to them by life, by God, by all the people around them. They think their life has to be better, more dramatic, happier - in color, not black and white. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#43. We're not nomads, we're not gypsies! We have a home! - Author: Paullina Simons
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#44. The sponge of my heart had been filled up sometime last evening and had begun to drip. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#45. Tatiana had always thought she would not make a very good Communist. She liked Mikhail Zoshchenko's stories too much. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#46. They say, he's mine, and you say, all right, all right, he's yours, of course, take him. Nothing matters to me at all. Not me, not my food, not my bread, not my life, and not him either, nothing matters to me." "I ,Tatiana, fight for nothing - Author: Paullina Simons
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#47. You sweet thing," he murmured. "You're the sweetest thing. I don't know what to do, what to do, Tania." He kissed her lips - Author: Paullina Simons
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#48. Tatiana heard Alexander say, "Don't bother with shots. Pour mine straight into a glass." "Good man," said Papa, pouring him a glass. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#49. Daughters are supposed to be friends to their mothers in their old age. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#50. I saved you for me. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#51. In Alexander's life there was one thread that could not be broken by death, by distance, by time, by war. Could not be broken. As long as I am in the world, she said with her breath and her body, as long as I am, you are permanent, soldier. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#52. Harry nearly prayed it wasn't one of her friends who smelled like the beach and books and brine. He inhaled when they stopped for the light, and was simultaneously relieved and agitated to realize, no, it was her. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#53. He yanked up a couple of mushrooms. "Tania, can we eat these?"
Taking them out of his hands and throwing them back on the ground, Tatiana said, "Yes. But we will only be able to eat them once. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#54. The struggle doesn't end just because you know the way. That's when it's only beginning. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#55. Shura ... are you ... in love with me?"
"Turn to me," Alexander said. She turned. "Tatia, I worship you. I'm crazy in love with you. I want you to marry me. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#56. Tania, you are my miracle, you know that, don't you? You are the one God send me to give me faith.-He paused- He sent you to redeem me, to confort me, and to heal me-and that's just so far. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#57. Tatiana hugged him and said, "And here's mine: 'Honey, what do you prefer - my beautiful body or my beautiful face?'"

"Your sense of humor," returned Alexander, holding her to him until she couldn't breathe. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#58. You're to need a lot more strength when you hear what I'm about to you - Author: Paullina Simons
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#59. m young and fit to toil long - Author: Paullina Simons
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#60. Memory - that fiend, that cruel enemy of comfort. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#61. Why do you enjoy torturing yourself? Do you feel life has been too good to you?"
Tatiana stared at him. "Life has," she said slowly, "been too good to me. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#62. Slightly less time than it takes one woman to make one life, they managed to snuff out a million and a half lives. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#63. Everything comes at a price. Everthing in your life. The question you have to ask yourself is, what price are you willing to pay? - Author: Paullina Simons
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#64. He heard bombs exploding like fireworks, and as if in a dream his father's face flashed before him, wanting to know what Alexander was doing near death's door before it was his time. He said, Dad, I'm going for her. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#65. If there is God, I thought ... Please some day let me make love to this girl while she wears that dress." "Oh ... " "Tatiasha ... isn't it nice to know there is a God? - Author: Paullina Simons
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#66. If I can live through this, he thought, I can live through anything. If I can live through this, I WILL live through anything. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#67. Awash in a flood of hostility and despair, they battled and railed and shattered their bodies on one another, unable to find one strand, one sobering swallow of solace. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#68. Mankind has never invented a weapon that they did not use sooner or later. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#69. She hadn't meant to do it. Falling this crashingly in love with Spencer didn't take Lily by accident. It took her by storm. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#70. How do you manage?" she asked in a low voice. "How do you manage to carry your weapon, to stand guard, to go and fight, to be strong for all of us?"
"I give you," said Alexander, glancing at her, "what you need most from me. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#71. To lead a life so wholly happy, so wholly unexamined that she could be dying, could be betrayed, could be besieged on all sides and never even know it. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#72. Open your eyes, soldier," Tatiana said fondly, caressing his face."Are you hungry?"
"I was hungry," Alexander said. "But you fed me." His body was shaking underneath his sheet. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#73. Tatia: I think its too big to fit - Author: Paullina Simons
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#74. It wasn't this soldier's uniform that affected her, and it wasn't his looks. It was the way he had stared at her from across the street, separated from her by ten meters of concrete, a bus, and the electric wires of the tram line. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#75. Do you need me to com ewith you? She'll need a stretcher," Kashnikov said.
"No she won't," said Alexander. "iI'll carry her myself. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#76. We thought the hard part was over - but we were wrong. Living is the hardest part. Figuring out how to live your life when you're all busted up inside and out - there is nothing harder. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#77. I just don't know how I'm going to survive you, Tatiana. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#78. He hugged her. "Be strong for me, Tatiana," Alexander said hoarsely. "Save yourself for me." "That's what I do, Shura," Tatiana said. "I save myself for you." Alexander bent to her, but she couldn't even look up. He kissed the top of her hat. They held on for a few more seconds. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#79. Be my comfort, come away with me. Rise up and come away, my beloved. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#80. And that's my point: all great things worth having require great sacrifice worth giving. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#81. How instant it was, desire. It was like a bomb exploding, fragmenting and igniting all her nerve endings. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#82. Tatiana: I found my true love on Ulita Saltykov-Schedrin, while I sat on a bench eating ice cream.
Alexander: You didn't find me. You weren't even looking for me. I found you.
Long pause.
Tatiana: Alexander, we're you ... looking for me ?
Alexander: All my life. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#83. He soaped her like he loved her, held her like he loved her, loved her like he loved her. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#84. I don't want this life to end," said Alexander. "The good, the bad, the everything, the very old, to ever end. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#85. I walked into my dream and kept walking with my Leningrad in front of me and behind me and all around me. I wasn't carrying Russia with me. It was carrying me. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#86. Everyone feels that way, that we will never stop loving someone, that we will never love anyone else, that we can never feel more than we do right now, but yet... we do, somehow, stop loving. We do get over it. Don't we? We have to. We must. Otherwise, how could we go on? - Author: Paullina Simons
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#87. Who said memory is kind? Memory is merciless. My father was right. 'All the things you want to remember, Paullina, I want to forget'. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#88. Alexander smoked and watched her from his tree stump bench. What are you doing? she would ask him.
Nothing, he would reply. Nothing but growing my pain into madness. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#89. Do I think she has forgotten me; found a new life? Assumed that I was dead, accepted that I was dead. Alexander shrugged. I think about it all the time. I live inside my heart. But what can I do? I have to move toward her. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#90. A good man has as much chance of dying as a bad one. Maybe more so. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#91. We walk alone through this world, but if we're lucky, we have a moment of belonging to something, to someone, that sustains us through a lifetime of loneliness. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#92. Not bombs nor my broken heart can take away from me walking barefoot with you in jasmine June through the Field of Mars. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#93. They came with their children, for no one left the children behind - it was for the children they had come, wanting to give them the halls of American, the streets, the seasons, the New York of America. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#94. journal, not looking at Alexander, even when - Author: Paullina Simons
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#95. The days of idealism had gone. Only life was left. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#96. The power you have over someone who loves you is greater than any other power you'll ever have. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#97. Love is, to be loved," said Alexander, "in return. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#98. If she breathed, a part of her would touch a part of him. Tatiana was too overwhelmed to speak, as her intense feelings dropped into the brightly lit well inside her. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#99. When I was growing up, 'Anna Karenina' was one of my favourite books. - Author: Paullina Simons
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#100. What a prison you have set up for me with your first love."
She put her arms tighter around him and said teasingly, "Oh, so the first love part you believe, but the first kiss part you have a problem with? What kind of girl do you think I am?"
"The nicest girl," he whispered. - Author: Paullina Simons
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