Mohawk

“I wouldn’t worry about him too much. Nothing can ruin a good boy except growing up, and he’s going to do that no matter where you live.” 179

“Ann herself was no stranger to adversity, but she always hated any situation that could only be endured. She was able to summon the courage for a bold, confident stroke, but simply getting by left her dispirited, and it seemed that the older she got, the more frequent these situations became.”
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Richard Russo, Mohawk, (NY: Vintage, 1986).