To Leyland, Gracie, and Auggie, my grandchildren.

Each a uniquely beautiful soul.Knowing them assures me that they will createa better world than the one they inherited.


To Leslie Stephen, my always editor and friend.

She is a dream to work with: honors my voice,holds to the intent, performs alchemy with words.After her touch, the writing is clearer andkinder to the reader and to me.This revision does not exist without her.

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