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The Gatekeeper's Daughter
Esther Teichtal
The Gatekeeper's Daughter
Esther Teichtal
The Gatekeeper's Daughter
Esther Teichtal
The Gatekeeper's Daughter
Esther Teichtal
The Gatekeeper's Daughter
Esther Teichtal
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I was in way over my head, yet I kept letting others down
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Daina thinks she can recognize some of the faces from her welcoming party not that long ago. And Tzippy, of course, is a regular visitor here, being married to Leah’s son. As for the rest — at some point, they all blend into one amorphous mass and the noise is beginning to wear her down

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