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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
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Elizabeth Kostova
“The thing that most haunted me that day, however...was the fact that these things had - apparently - actually occurred...For all his attention to my historical education, my father had neglected to tell me this: history's terrible moments were real. I understand now, decades later, that he could never have told me. Only history itself can convince you of such a truth. And once you've seen that truth - really seen it - you can't look away.”
Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova
“I've read there is no such thing as a single tear, that old poetic trope. And perhaps there isn't, since hers was simply a companion to my own.”
Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian


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