11. Does one have to first become a parent—or, in Lucy's case, a parent proxy—in order to come to terms with one's own parents?
12. Books have been written and accessible for only a fraction of humankind's time on earth. Can you imagine living in a world without literature? How might your life have turned out differently if there were no books to read?
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