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.
Lyman Ward - The narrator of the story, a man confined to a wheelchair who is choosing to explore his family's past rather than face the situations of his present life.
Susan Ward - An artist and writer who honors her commitments to family and friends yet yearns for a life completely different than the one destiny provides her.
Oliver Ward - A good and decent man who fails to live up to the expectations of his wife but works hard and honorably throughout his days.
Shelly Rasmussen - A rebellious...
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