Dear Diary, What a different young woman I would have become back in 1962 if I had carried Sr. Mary’s words from her email in my pocket. That small Irish-faced nun with twinkly eyes framed by her black Sisters of Charity bonnet held the keys to my fragile self-worth.
- Tony Hillerman
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In the hot stones of the Indian lodge, Sara is overcome by a vision of an Anasazi man, an outcast, who evokes Sara’s seductive telecom boss. When the ancient Anasazi leaves his cave to spy on forbidden sun dagger ceremonies, both their destinies are illuminated.
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