Far From the Tree Quotes

Robin Benway
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She reached out and took Peach from the nurse, and she didn't know how else to explain except to say that Peach fit, she fit into Grace's arms like she had fit beneath her rib cage, nestled there soft and safe, and even though Grace's body felt like soot and ashes, her head felt as if it had been washed clean for the first time in ten months. Peach was perfect. Grace was not. And Peach deserved perfect.
-- Third-Person Narrator (Grace)

Importance: When Peach is born, Grace must confront the difficult reality that she must give her up for adoption. Grace feels that Peach "fits" and is connected to her body. This makes it painful for her to accept that she must give her away; it is as if a part of her is being ripped away. Nonetheless, she understands that because Peach was born perfect onto the world, she deserves perfect. Grace sees...

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