"Good,""Now you know what your rice tas- tes like. Now you know what you've given me in this marriage. Bad food, and nothing else." Chapter 15
"A few days. I was going to tell you, Laila, I swear, but I couldn't bring myself to. I knewhow upset you'd be." Pg. 181
"You should have told me." Pg.182
Enduring the Unendurable: After a while has past of being married with Rasheed, they try for a baby. Unfortunately, Mariam gets a mis-carriage and continues to have even more. They are trying but will probably never get a son or daughter.
Enduring the Unendurable: Laila finds out that Tariq is leaving the city, and Laila cannot leave due to the fact that Mammy does not want to leave. When later after a few weeks of time, Mammy changes her mind but a rocket soon hits their house and Laila will probrably not leave after all.