This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Annie Metcalf - 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.
Uncle Paul - This character has varied interests that include writing music, riding a motorcycle, and attending...
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