“I said, ‘This is who Carmen is now,’ and it really looked beautiful,” she recalled. “Although it didn’t look anything like her, it was her face.”
October 26, 2013
"At first she wanted to faint as she stared at the new face, smooth and freckled, stitched to her daughter’s pale scalp."
"But when [Carmen] Tarleton started talking in her old familiar voice — 'Can’t you just get in here?' — [her mother] relaxed."