This sheltered teenager matures in the novel and learns how to care for those whose lives were radically changed by the war.
Mrs. Katherine Metcalf
This character turns to artistic pursuits, such as music, to avoid dealing with the hurt and injury in the world. This character is also actively involved in social issues.
Dr. Larry Metcalf
This character is a physician who begins a new job assignment after the war.
This character has varied interests that include writing music, riding a motorcycle, and attending operatic productions.
This character is in poor health, but still finds time to read to a patient at the hospital.
This character is an excellent cook.
This character's carelessness caused him to suffer severe facial disfigurement.
This character suffers from temporary blindness.
This character is a fun and faithful companion...
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