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The Long Way Home (the verdict)

Not as superbly plotted as other Penny novels, with some missed stitches, but Penny still nails her characterization of the complex makeup and motivation of ordinary lives.

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The Long Way Home, #6

“Do you think he’d lost his mind?”
“I think … Peter could afford to lose some of his mind. It wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing.” 17 more words

The Long Way Home, #5

“Here around him was his heritage. His country. His history. But it was more than that. Here on the wall were his insides. Out.” 12 more words

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The Long Way Home, #4

On how formal education, learning, improving oneself, doesn’t always make things better…

“If he hadn’t looked into the windows of the Galerie Gagnon, Jean-Guy might have thought these were quite good. 51 more words

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The Long Way Home, #3

“…she knew the real threat to her happiness came not from the dot in the distance, but from looking for it. Expecting it. Waiting for it. 6 more words

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The Long Way Home, #2

Penny on feeling jealousy for what other people have, of feeling hatred towards people in your life and the devastating effect this has on yourself instead of the intended target(s). 56 more words

The Long Way Home, #1

I’ve worked overseas over half my life, in eight different countries and have been surprised not only at the sheer number, but large proportion, of severely messed up people I’ve met, ¬†far more than those that were comfortable simply staying at home. 57 more words