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- His mother's hair was pulled back tautly and a vein was pulsing in her temple and her eyes were red-rimmed from crying.p. 120.9
- She pulled the sheets taut on the beds, opened the windows, dusted.p. 49.3
- She had mailed letters to him from all these places, and then she had stepped forward out of this anonymous audience, looking so much the same yet older, tauter and tougher somehow, the softness of her youth long gone.p. 256.2
- His father had delivered his own twins in the middle of an unexpected storm, following the steps he knew by heart, keeping his focus on the pulse and heart rate of the woman on the table, the taut skin, the crowning head.p. 399.5
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