Quotation by Kathleen Norris

A good story is one that isn't demanding, that proceeds from A to B, and above all doesn't remind us of the bad times, the cardboard patches we used to wear in our shoes, the failed farms, the way people you love just up and die. It tells us instead that hard work and perseverance can overcome all obstacles; it tells lie after lie, and the happy ending is the happiest lie of all.
Kathleen Norris (b. 1947), U.S. poet and farmer. Dakota, ch. 14 (1993).

Describing the reading preferences of the townspeople of rural Lemmon, South Dakota, where Norris lived and farmed.
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