"She sometimes thought that for her, Nancy Chamberlain, the most straightforward or innocent occupation was doomed to become, inevitably, fraught with tedious complication."
"I WILL NOT Drink more than fourteen alcohol units a week."
"On December 8th, 1915, Meggie Cleary had her fourth birthday."
"The old woman remembered a swan she had bought many years ago in Shanghai for a foolish sum."
"This morning before I came to Ruth's house, I made yet another casserole for my husband and my daughter."
"Tuesday, September 23 Sometimes it seems like all I ever do is lie. "
"There was death at its beginning as there would be death again at its end."