The View from Saturday
Century Village where my Gershom grandparents live is not like any place I had ever been to. It is in Florida, but it is not exactly Disney World or Sea World or other regular destinations. It is like a theme park for old people. Almost everyone who lives there is retired from useful life. Grandma Sadie and Grandpa Nate fit in nicely. ("Noah Writes a B & B Letter".12)
For the first few weeks of the new school year, Nadia hardly spoke. All the sixth graders—like Mrs. Olinski herself—were new to Epiphany Middle School, but Nadia—like Mrs. Olinski herself—seemed most disconnected. Both were watchers and waiters, cautious about being friendly, about showing themselves. (2.14)
"Ginger would not be listed. She is a mixed breed. Like me."
"What's your mix?"
"Half-Jewish, half-Protestant." ("Nadia Tells of Turtle Love".55-57)