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    earlier

    Three years earlier, on a warm November morning in 1999, Adrienne Willis had returned to the Inn...

    What does earlier mean in this sentence? 3 years earlier than what? This is a beginning of a novel so nothing was written before.
    Thanks a lot

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    Re: earlier

    Three years earlier than the moment that the author will soon reveal to you.

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