In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.
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“Don't you know? That's the secret. If you always make sure you're exactly the person you hoped to be,if you always make sure you know only the very best people, then you won't care if you die tomorrow." "That doesn't make any sense. Then you'd want to stay alive, wouldn't you? You'd want to be alive forever so you could keep being happy"..."No, no. It's the most unhappy people who want to stay alive, because they think they haven't done everything they want to do. They think they haven't had enough time. They feel like they've been short changed.”Toby, June
“Going into the woods by yourself is the best way to pretend you're in another time. It's a thing you can only do alone. If there's somebody else with you it's too easy to remember where you really are”June
“Everyone needs to think they have secrets.”
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