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The Secret of the Daisy

Carol Grace


A novella based on Carol Grace's (b. 1924 – 2003) experiences as a foster child. This novella seems to be fragments of memory about Grace's time in foster care and search for connection and love: The first room was a hall — a long hall, empty and dark, except for the shafts of light that came from the Opened doors of the rooms that went up and down the hall. There were no windows.

I don't know how old I was but it's my first remembered memory. I think I was a baby. I know that I knew that I was a stranger in a strange place, that my Mother was gone and that I wasn't home.

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