He said, "so, then, you've decided to stay."-- Lila by Marilynne Robinson. Lila is one of the three books in Robinson's Gilead trilogy, along with Home (winner of the Orange Prize, now Baileys Prize) and Gilead (winner of the Pulitzer Prize).
"I never did plan on leaving."
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