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Quote #1

Every house had its secrets, but everyone on the street knew them. Even that was no secret. (9.02[2].14)

Just because people know others' secrets doesn't mean they talk about them. In fact, Macon causes quite a kerfuffle when he publicly exposes the town's secrets in 12.16.

Quote #2

Every house in Gatlin was full of secrets, just like the South itself, and my house was no exception. (9.02[3].43)

We're not sure what secrets Ethan's house has, but that's just because he's pretty open with us. The whole town knows his mother died, and they probably figure that's why he's become reclusive. What do you think his secrets might be?

Quote #3

"Some things are private, Ethan." (9.02[3].44)

Ethan's parents kept secrets from him just as Lena's family kept secrets from her. For example, Ethan never knew that his mother was the Caster Librarian before Marian Ashcroft. Why do you think they never told him? Is this fair?

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