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The Unremembered Girl The Unremembered Girl by Eliza Maxwell
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“I think it’s never a good idea to underestimate a woman, Henry. Even under the best of circumstances.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“The part of the deep night when it’s impractical to do anything useful, but sleep won’t come, so the mind swirls around in the dark, skirting past old memories and bumping against unvoiced desires.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“She gave him a small smile. “Me too. But you know what my dad used to say? Wish in one hand, Alice, honey, and shit in the other. See which one fills up first.” She sent Henry a sardonic look. “Classy guy, my dad. But now that I’ve got two hands full of shit, I’m starting to get his drift.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“His thinning hair was standing on end, as if the frustration of dealing with his wife’s pigheadedness had overloaded his circuits, sending a jolt of electric current through him.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“Too many words made Jonah feel like blackbirds were flying at his face, too fast and too many for him to catch. Made him want to duck down and hide.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“You’re not going to tell me you’re going out to have a beer, then show up here with a bullet in your gut, are you?” she said harshly. “Because I’ve had about all of that I can handle, Henry Martell.” “No. No, I promise you, Alice. But it is important,” he said softly. “Well, it damn well better be,” she shot back at him.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“Oh, just shut the hell up. God didn’t create man to go stinking up town and scaring little children. I’ll tell you what God created. He created soap, you old jackass.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“Death was heavier than Henry expected.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“Livingston hadn’t drawn on his own strength to recover from his daughter’s death; he’d drawn on the strength of his wife, so freely given.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“When you see a fight in front of you, son, there’s one thing you need to ask yourself. Is this the hill I want to die on today? Most of the time, the answer to that is no, probably not. But every once in a while, the answer will be yes. Because it matters that much. Learn to tell the difference and you’ll be just fine.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“Have you ever felt like you've met somebody who was the only person who fit into your edges, and you theirs? Somebody who was the other half that made you whole?”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“Pain was real. Pain was life. Pain was love.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“The tall, stately pines that grew in drier soils soon gave way to the curving, dripping beauty of the cypress that thrived in the swamp. The ground sloped downward, giving a body the subtle sense of being pulled into the bottomlands that waited patiently just around the corners, where the dark heart of the marsh beat with a symphony of life. Stinging, singing, ancient, and deadly life, where the alligators were king, the snakes and snapping turtles were barons, and the woodpeckers were court jesters jangling their bells from the tops of the trees.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“Death was heavier than Henry expected. More than the sum of its parts, it would seem.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“He knew now that unless a person already had the faith to believe in them to begin with, those words were just words. Like the fire under a hot-air balloon, faith was the fuel that gave them shape and meaning, allowing them to soar. It was a catch-22.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“Pain was real. Pain was life. Pain”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“You’ll never appreciate the daylight till you’ve walked on the dark side of the night, without even the stars to show you the way.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“It was late. The part of the deep night when it’s impractical to do anything useful, but sleep won’t come, so the mind swirls around in the dark, skirting past old memories and bumping against unvoiced desires.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“The place greeted him, and his heavy load, with the resignation of a bookie who knows desperation when he sees it, or a drug dealer who can spot a junkie at a mile. The place knew the score. Henry could s”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“Have you ever felt like you’ve met somebody who was the only person in the world who fit into your edges, and you theirs? Somebody who was the other half that made you whole?”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“I’ve found that most people are generally a danger only to themselves.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“The veil of normalcy was thin and ragged, but Henry and Eve held it tight against their huddled shoulders, trying to find their way.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“who walk”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“No, he didn’t drink because he’d seen every kind of reason for diving into a bottle, seen them up close and personal. But he’d never seen a solitary soul come out the back end of a bottle any better off than they had gone in. Mostly they just came out hungover and in need of a shower.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“he’d never seen a solitary soul come out the back end of a bottle any better off than they had gone in.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl
“The stray thought occurred to him that if it weren’t for women, in all their cloaks of unfathomed mysteries, men would lead very boring lives.”
Eliza Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl