What really happened to Anastasia Romanov?
Anastasia Romanov thought she would never feel more alone than when the gunfire started and her family began to fall around her.
Surely the bullets would come for her next.
But they didn't.
Instead, two gnarled old hands reached... read more
“Because that is what seventeen-year-old girls do. They believe.”Anastasia
Zalupa . As in, Russian for dickhead.Highlighted by 37 Kindle customers
I guess people just see what they expect to see—or what their minds can handle. Even if it’s an illusion. I suppose that’s what keeps us all from just hiding under our beds some days: our own illusions that cover the secret truths and make them easier to bear.Highlighted by 31 Kindle customers
Because that is what seventeen-year-old girls do. They believe.Highlighted by 15 Kindle customers
Because as much as daughters love their fathers, a part of them longs to rebel. To become women in their own right and not just someone’s daughterHighlighted by 14 Kindle customers
the truth is sometimes hidden. Layered so deeply, each piece inside the other, that it’s often impossible to see.Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
They invited him to a party, fed him enough poisoned cake and wine to kill an elephant, then shot him a bunch of times. Ungracious guest that he was, he refused to die. So they dumped him in the river, where, finally, he drowned.Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
But love, like life and destiny, is a funny thing.Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
Because in looking so intently at what might be, my mother did not always see what truly was.Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
The matroyshka —the doll my mother gave me near the end, the one she told me to hold tight, even though she knew I was seventeen and far, far too old for such things. A wooden nesting doll, its figure repeated itself smaller and smaller, each hidden inside the other, the last one so tiny it almost disappeared in the palm of my hand.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
Ya khachu videt, I commanded this skull. “I want to see.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
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