Nobody would mistake the room for one that a realtor had carefully staged in hopes of a quick sale. The sofa’s fabric once might have been light brown or even off-white, but now the faded gray cushions failed to fluff up no matter how hard they were pounded. The living room’s 36-inch digital TV display hung on the one wall that wasn’t already covered with bookcases stacked in double rows that occasionally disgorged a book as if haughtily rejecting it because it didn’t match the quality of those books around it. The one shelf that stood out from the others surprisingly had ample room for far more books. It held only three paperbacks, each of which displayed the same signature line on its cover, “A Detective Romeo Winston Mystery.”
Miriam Lipsky couldn’t help feeling pride in her “children,” even though the three books had come relatively late in life and the meager number paled in comparison to the numbers produced by mystery writers such as James Patterson or Michael Connelly. Still, she knew whatever happiness the books brought her had to be balanced against the burden she knew she’d carry for the rest of her life.
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