Sometimes it was hard to express how much you loved someone. You said the words, but you could never quite capture the depth of it. You could never quite hold someone tightly enough.
No matter how many people care about you, she thought, if you can't be open with them about who you truly are, you're still alone.
I'd been a terrific student. I hadn't wasted a moment of my time in school, and I knew plenty about healing the troubled mind. But no one had taught me a thing about healing the soul
Every family has a story, and I love that those stories are etched in sand rather than granite. That way we can change them. We can bury the lies and embrace the truth. And we can move forward.
Maybe I had more wrinkles than I would if I hadn't spent so much of my life outdoors, but I didn't care. It was a privilege to grow old, and not everyone got to enjoy it. I was grateful for every minute I was given.
Sometimes coloring outside the lines can cost you. Only you can figure out if it’s worth it.
You got dealt some crappy cards. But you're the one who has to decide how to play them.
And I knew I would nevr have that everything's-right-in-my-world feeling again.
It's just that I've learned that somebody's appearance doesn't always match what's going on inside him. You can't look at a guy's face and see his demons.
Patti Callahan Henry seamlessly combines mystery, family love, and personal journey all in one engrossing tale. From the intriguing beginning to the touching ending, The Stories We Tell is filled with the warmth, heart and compassion that have become the trademark of her novels.
If you have a friend, a good friend, a woman you love, and you learn she’s done something abominable, do you stop loving her?
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