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penance
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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Definition
self-punishment, prayer, or other atonement (action to make up for wrong-doing)

or:

a religious sacrament (practice) often called confession involving confession, forgiveness, and atonement
  • He'd come to think of it as a kind of penance.
    p. 322.6

There are no more uses of "penance" in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.

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