What is Anne's purpose in keeping the diary about Sam's first year of life? Who is the diary written for--Anne or Sam? Is this an unusual practice or something quite natural to a writer like Anne? Explain.
Explain Anne's feelings about becoming a mother. How are her positive feelings tempered by the fact that she will be a single parent?
Write a brief character sketch of Anne. Provide some history on her life. What is her family situation? What addictions continue to haunt her? What motivates her?
Explain Anne's conflict of not having a husband during the early days of Sam's life. What does Anne realize about the lack of a father figure for Sam? What actions does Anne take to increase Sam's emotional support system?
Explain Pammy's role in Anne's life. What is the nature of their friendship? Which one is more nurturing in the relationship? How...
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