Faithful: A Novel Quotes

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What is behind you is gone, what is in front of you awaits.
-- A fortune cookie (Chapter 14)

Importance: Finally Shelby opens a fortune cookie! This fortune is perfectly timed. Ben Mink slinks away from Shelby's apartment, rejected and destroyed, while James waits inside for the love of his life to return. Shelby spent many years resenting Ben, just to transition into a place where she obsessed over how much she loves him, and Shelby winds up rejecting him for someone she falls more in love with than she ever knew she could. This fortune comes at an opportune time. It reminds Shelby that she is moving forward. She is advancing away from Ben and from Helene and from her immense guilt for what happened that night on the highway in a snowstorm.

She trusts she’ll find her way.”
-- Narrator (Chapter 15)

Importance: This simple and honest quote is a wonderful final sentence to end the book with. Shelby's...

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