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 Grey Dahl - This character is a small town, farm girl with a bitter, verbally abusive mother.
Ruben - This character marries Ruth.
May Jenson Grey - This character is a hard woman who does not know how to show emotion.
Aunt Sid - This character is May's baby sister. May resents her advantages in life and they have a quarrel at the time of their mother's death that leaves them estranged for the remainder of May's life.
Dee Dee Foote - This character is a neighbor who lives across the...
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