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.
Ruth Stone - She is the first person narrator, dark-haired, thin, tall, awkward, and shy. She is haunted by her mother's suicide and her grandmother's sorrow.
Lucille Stone - Ruth's younger sister, she is red-haired and more outgoing. During their early years, they were inseparable allies.
Sylvie - She is the youngest sister of Helen, is about thirty-five, brown-haired, tall, narrowly built, and always walking looking down and to one side as if listening to a soft-spoken conversation no one else can hear.
Sylvia Foster - Ruth and Lucille's grandmother is...
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