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Where the Light Enters: Excerpt 3

About this excerpt:¬† Elise is in medical school, on rotation at the New Amsterdam Charity Hospital; Sally Fontaine is a classmate and friend. Dr. McClure is the physician they are assigned to for the rotation. Early the next day Elise¬†learned … Continue reading

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Where the Light Enters: Excerpt 2

January 1, 1884 Dear Auntie, Dear every one of you, The Swiss greet each other on New Year’s Eve with this saying: ‘Rutscht gut rein ins neue Jahr!’ If I understand correctly this means ‘I wish you a good slide … Continue reading

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Where the Light Enters: Excerpt 2

THE NEW YORK TIMES JANUARY 13, 1884 A CHILD’S TRUTH Sources close to the investigation and hearing on the custody of the Russo orphans provided transcripts of some of the testimony taken in Judge Sutherland’s chambers. In particular the interview … Continue reading

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Where the Light Enters: Excerpt 1

Sophie’s letter

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