Bellwether by Connie Willis

24985– [The book’s] premise was…Everything happens for a reason…All of it – the train wreck, Lilith’s suicide, Halvard’s drug addition, the stock market crash – it was all so we could be together…–

– [The trend] died out when the first generation of Dr. Spock-raised children became teenagers, grew their hair down to their shoulders, and began blowing up administration buildings. –

– Barbie’s one of those fads whose popularity makes you lose faith in the human race. –

– Why do only the awful things become fads? I thought. Eye-rolling and Barbie and bread pudding. Why never chocolate cheesecake or thinking for yourself? –

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