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Like most good-looking things, my house is high maintenance.
-- Narrator (chapter 1)

Importance: Although Amy was in a financially difficult situation after her husband John left, she was able to keep the house and allow her kids to grow up there. While the house is beautiful and large, it has its own set of difficulties, including high maintenance costs. The house represents the tenacity that Amy showed in making sure that the house remained in their possession, and also foreshadows Amy's own transformation. While she undergoes a makeover in New York and feels beautiful again, she realizes that such beauty comes at the cost of constant upkeep.

But setting aside my own feelings - and isn't that kind of the heart of this job I call motherhood? - my kids being able to reunite, however cautiously, with their dad after three years apart is indeed pretty amazing.
-- Narrator (chapter 3)

Importance: Amy feels both frustrated and relieved at...

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