Reading progress update: I've read 64%.

— feeling beaten
Heading Out To Wonderful - Robert Goolrick

". . . a lot of people didn't like Sylvan Glass, at least they didn't like her at that minute. Things would change, though, when what happened happened, when she did what she did, because she did the first part, the brave part, not the miracle, but the first part, the right thing. For a brief time, she would mean a great deal to them, and they would look at her with a kind of graciousness, but only for a short time, only until she did what she did after that."

 

I feel like I'm being bludgeoned over the head with the Literary Hammer of Vague Impending DOOM.