Recent forays into reading fiction:
The Good Spirit is the best of male and female in one. It is in all things without being captive to things; all things are in it.
— theology spoken by Thomas, son of Mary Jemison (Two-Falling-Voices)
and Sheninjie, her first husband (a Seneca)
in The White, a novel by Deborah Larsen
Lucy’s cakes and pies and hot dishes were her tickets into the center of every drama: deaths and accidents, births and weddings and wakes. There was something not quite right about her eagerness, an eerie kind of voyeurism in her need for bad news . . . .
He was with her like a fever, a compulsion, an open door into her own possibilities . .
Who was this man next to her . . .? What did she really know about his dreams, his secret heart? Next to nothing, it suddenly seemed, or he of hers.
— The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, a novel by Kim Edwards