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r u n ❆

a n n p a t c h e t t

To my sister, Heather Patchett

and my stepmother, Jerri Patchett

Contents

Chapter 1

BERNADETTE HAD BEEN DEAD TWO

WEEKS WHEN HER SISTERS SHOWED...

1

Chapter 2

IN THE BASEMENT OF THE MUSEUM OF

COMPARATIVE ZOOLOGY, TIP...

17

Chapter 3

THERE WERE THREE SEPARATE HITS.

THEY WERE SO CLOSE TOGETHER...

41

Chapter 4

TIP WAS SMARTER AND TEDDY WAS

SWEETER. THEY HAD HEARD...

73

Chapter 5

IN TEDDY AND TIP’ S ROOM, KENYA

SLEPT OPENMOUTHED AND...

93

Chapter 6

FATHER SULLIVAN HAD LOST HIS

TALENT FOR SLEEPING. IT...

125

Chapter 7

WHEN KENYA OPENED HER EYES

IT WAS TO A FLOOD...

157

Chapter 8

AFTER ALL THE PILLS IT WAS HARD

TO FOLLOW THE...

191

Chapter 9

KENYA AND TIP STOOD ON THE

CORNER OF UNION PARK...

213

Chapter 10

TEDDY WOKE UP IN HIS OWN BED

ON THE FOURTH...

249

Chapter 11

DOYLE HAD INSISTED ON ARRIVING

EARLY. They each had a...

281

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c h a p t e r 1❆

BERNADETTE HAD BEEN DEAD TWO WEEKS WHEN

H E R S I S T E R S S H O W E D U P I N D O Y L E ’ S L I V I N G

R O O M

A S K I N G F O R T H E S T A T U E B A C K . They had no legal claim to it, of course, she never would have thought of leaving it to them, but the statue had been in their family for four generations, passing down a maternal line from mother to daughter, and it was their intention to hold with tradition. Bernadette had no daughters. In every generation there had been an uncomfortable moment when the mother had to choose between her children as there was only one statue and these Irish Catholic families were large. The rule in the past had always been to give it to the girl who most resembled the statue, and among Bernadette and her siblings, not that the boys ever had a chance, Bernadette was the clear winner: iron rust hair, dark blue eyes, a long, narrow nose. It was frankly unnerving at times how much the carving looked like Bernadette, as if she had at some point modeled in a blue robe with a halo stuck to the back of her head.

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“I can’t give it to you,” Doyle said. “It’s in the little boys’ room, on the dresser. Tip and Teddy say a prayer to it at night.” He kept his eyes on them steadily. He waited for an apology, some indication of backing down, but instead they just kept staring right at him. He tried again.

“They believe it’s actually a statue of her.”

“But since we have daughters,” Serena said, she was the older of the two,

“and the statue always passes on to a daughter

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Alice
Great book, nicely written and thank you BooksVooks for uploading

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