"They had agreed not to speak about anything meaningful until Meredith was safely inside the house on Nantucket. First, they had the highway to face, Merdith knew it too well, just like every other American with a home (or, in her case, three homes) between Maine and Florida."
"Toby had started "hanging out" with an Indian girl named Ravi, who was a junior at Bryn Mawr. Compared to those girls, what did Meredith have to offer? She was his kid sister's best friend, a completely known quantity, a giant yawn."