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Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy
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Jun 14, 09

Read in June, 2009

Grandmother to teenage granddaughter: "We have judgment you don't even know you're going to need in this life."

Same grandmother, after a discussion with a Jewish scholar, a descendant of Holocaust survivors: "...she suddenly knew why hers was not the greatest generation. They had courageously stopped unprecendented slaughter, at dreadful cost to themselves. They had cleaned up after the horror. But they had not prevented it. If any generation could make the leap away from the primitive human past, if it could neutralize hatred, if it could make peace a way of life and not just a passing dream between wars--that generation would be the greatest."

I must be in a particularly teachable mood right now, because, as with the last book I read, CUTTING FOR STONE, I felt I was being fed nuggets of great wisdom by the protagonist of this book.
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