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.
Catherine Anne McKenna - This character is an Irish composer who finds it difficult to talk about music.
Mrs. McKenna - This character is a traditional and old-fashioned Irish housewife. She takes care of her family and is devout in her religious beliefs.
Brendan McKenna - This character has a history of drinking too much and is a devout Catholic, but has a falling out with his daughter over her lack of belief.
Granny Boyd - This character sews on a pedal-operated Singer sewing machine. She sings as she keeps time...
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