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September 6, 2011

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September 6, 2011

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this glimpse into a life is so believable, so simple. the author offers up a turning point in these characters lives without succumbing to writing that is overwrought, without telling us how we should react to these events. as a result, we feel for this family because we see the underlying proof for ourselves that they are us at our best and our worst. what we desire and what we fear the most. such a great example of effective writing. thank you.

Anonymous more than 2 years ago

Perfection

Thank you for this brilliant expression of literary perfection

Ivy Ermert more than 2 years ago

Related - postcard story

A masterpiece of compression - so much character, action, detail, mood, surprise packed into a few words. The opening sentence - nostalgia sandwiched between two tension-filled clauses - sets the tone perfectly. A wonderful story.

Jean Van Loon more than 2 years ago