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Jennifer Lawler

There’s a section early on where we’re told that Mrs. Richardson “wanted to feel that she was doing good.” And then we get a long discourse on how her parents had brought her up to do good with seventeen examples.

The absolutely best moment of characterization in this section is when Mrs. Richardson says, “But you’ll be renting so of course you get all the benefits with none of the burden.” THAT IS IT!!! Perfection. But buried in the muck.