American Culture · American Literature · Classic · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fantasy · Fiction · Magical Realism · Passage · Quote · Young Adult

Leslye Walton

I found it ironic that I should be blessed with wings and yet feel so constrained, so trapped. It was because of my condition, I believe, that I noticed life’s ironies a bit more often than the average person. I collected them: how love arrived when you least expected it, how someone who said he didn’t want to hurt you eventually would. — Leslye Walton, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. (Candlewick March 25, 2014)

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