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Susan Meissner
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Taryn

Taryn Michaels is a middle-aged woman who works in the Heirloom Yard Shop as a textile restorer in 2011. She has a degree in textile restoration and is respected for her work by her boss and best friend, Celine, the customers of the shop, and the press, who have featured the shop before. Although Taryn is very good at matching fabrics, there is one fabric that haunts her, a scarf with a pattern of marigolds and the name “Lily” stitched inside. Taryn has one daughter, Kendal, who she thinks looks like her husband.

Taryn saw this fabric only once before, the morning of September 11, 2001. Taryn’s husband died in the terrorist attacks because he was waiting to meet her in a restaurant on top of one of the Twin Towers. It is presumed that Kent died by jumping out of the windows with restaurant staff and fellow customers. Taryn...

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