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Martha Beck
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"'What they did not realize is that they themselves were the ones who would be "born," infants in a new world where magic is commonplace, Harvard professors are the slow learners, and retarded babies are the master teachers'" (Chapter 1, pg. 7.)

"Adam deals with many things more graciously than I do" (Chapter 3, pg. 19.)

"How bourgeois to demand special delicacies, I thought, how...stereotypical" (Chapter 6, pg. 45.)

"He looked back at me with steady eyes, and I knew what I had known—what I should have remembered—all the time: that his flesh of my flesh had a soul I could barely comprehend, that he was sorry for the pain I felt as I tried to turn him into a 'normal' child, and that he loved me despite my many disabilities" (Chapter 8, pg. 71.)

"In the picture, there was nobody behind me" (Chapter 11, pg. 96.)

"Then I remember that despite all...

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