He sat on, her cold hand pressed to his face and the last shreds of her Father’s shining garment lighting the jewels on her feet.
— Pauline Gedge, from Child of the Morning
[When we’re all gone—you dear Liesl, though you’re much the youngest, and Magnus—there may be a few who will still prove a point with ‘Ramsay says…’”’]
— Robertson Davies, from World of Wonders
And the child, gazing at me with dark-lashed eyes, laughed.
— Lynn Cullen, from Mrs. Poe
[She didn’t look back when he spoke again.] “You don’t, Kestrel, even though the god of lies loves you.”
— Marie Rutkoski, from The Winner’s Curse
With him, Zadi and Dagan ahead of them, they walked amongst their people.
— Bridie Blake, from The Jewel of Kamara
May God forgive me for this and all these things I’ve done.
— Gabrielle Zevin, from All These Things I’ve Done