Short Essay Questions
1. What is exciting about the trailer that pulls into town in Chapter 1? Why is it exciting?
2. Why does Miss Myrtie Mae appear when the crowd starts to form at the trailer when it arrives in Chapter 1?
3. Other than the emotional attachment Toby has with his mother, why does he miss her so much?
4. Why does Toby take Scarlett's sister to see the sideshow?
5. Why is there often a dog in the sheriff's car?
6. Why does Toby believe that Cal is good with kids?
7. What questions does Cal ask Zachary the first time he meets him?
8. Why does Toby quickly march Tara out of the sideshow trailer on their first visit there?
9. Why has Antler's population dwindled?
10. What are Antler's major downtown businesses?
11. What is a unique effect the cotton gin has on Antler?
12. Discuss the development of Gossimer Lake.
13. Why does Cal always get up so early?
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