“Oh, yes,” Magda said, pulling the girl farther into the reading room. “This here’s Jackie. She’s a new worker at the Park.”

Jackie extended her hand to shake Zizi’s and said, “It’s so nice to meet you.” When she shook Nadia’s hand, she said, ” I feel as if I know you both already. Miss Magda talks about you often.”

“Yes, well,” Magda interrupted impatiently. “Tell them what you do at the Park. The residents call her the Jackie of all Trades. It’s our little joke.”