Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the scene that is presented at the beginning of Chapter 1.
2. Why are Codi and Hallie so tired in Chapter 1?
3. What decision does Homer make while watching Codi and Hallie sleep?
4. What about Codi and Hallie touches Homer's heart as he watches them sleep?
5. Why has Hallie left Tucson?
6. Why does Codi come to Grace in Chapter 2?
7. Summarize the ten-year relationship between Codi and Carlo.
8. Where did the peacocks in the orchards come from?
9. In Homer's flashback, in Chapter 3, why are Codi and Hallie stuck in an arroyo?
10. What do Codi and Hallie ask their father when they get home after being rescued from the arroyo?
11. Describe Emelina's family.
12. Why did Codi quit practicing medicine?
13. How have Homer's attitudes about the people in Grace affected Codi's life?
14. What happened to Codi's mother?
15. What happened to Codi when she was fifteen?
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