From a reader today:
“Don Grossnickle,- I got your book today and read it straight through. I was riveted by her story and the effect she had on you. I so wish she had kept a diary so you could know what she thought and felt during her life.
I think she kept her secrets from you because she didn’t want you to be burdened by her pain. Every time she looked at you, she would know you knew and it would hurt. Also, she might have shared more with you if she had lived longer. Talking about painful events was just “not done” in generations prior to ours.
Thank you for writing Maia’s story so others could know her too.”