of the Center for Children's Books
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But suddenly, kneeling here, I saw my life differently. It
would always be fragmented, broken in two. I would find my
parents' faces in a crowd, but they would be watching me
separately. They would be holding hands with other people.
They would be making different lives. And I would always be
choosing, taking sides, feeling bad no matter which parent I left
behind. My life would be full of train rides that left one of
them waving good-bye and one of them waiting for me on the other end.
(How I Saved My Father's Life (and Ruined Everything Else)
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