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"I’ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three. My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother: gentle, family-oriented, eager to please. Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad; together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets; and later, when Jon was older, they always seemed to have their heads under the raised hood of a car. That left me in-between, and exactly where I wanted most to be: on my own. I was a solitary child who lived in the world of books and my own vivid imagination.

Because my father was a career military officer - an Army dentist - I lived all over the world. I was born in Hawaii, moved from th
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“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
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“Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none”
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“It is very risky. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere.”
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Misa Thank you for accepting my friendship on Goodreads, it's a big Honor. Your book A Summer to Die was the book that made me love reading. Thank you so much.


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