Willa Jo - She is a thirteen-year-old girl who has to be strong and brave for her fragile and grieving mother who is obsessed with painting pictures of her lost baby.
Aunt Patty - She travels to her sister's house to help when the sister's baby dies suddenly.
Little Sister - She is a seven-year-old girl who temporarily loses her ability to speak after her baby sister dies.
Noreen - She is the mother of three girls who is grieving the loss of her youngest child.
Baby - She drank contaminated water at a carnival, was sick through the night and died in her mother's arms the next morning.
Uncle Hob - When Willa Jo and Little Sister are on his roof and refuse to come down, he gets dressed up, brings them food and drink and joins them.
Liz Finger - She is the oldest child...
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