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.
Narratorappears in River of Names - This character tells childhood stories of death and abuse concerning the entire extended family.
Walterappears in All the Way in Flagstaff, Arizona - This character is an alcoholic whose relationships with family members are unhappy and destructive.
Nickappears in A Vintage Thunderbird - This character is involved in a failing love relationship which is symbolized in the story by an old, classic car.
Emilyappears in Talk of Heroes - This character is called upon at a meeting to speak for the guest speaker who is...
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