A Cure for Dreams: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

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Bell County

This area in southeastern Kentucky is where Lottie and Charles are from.

Quaker

This Protestant variety of Christianity is the religion of Charles's family. Charles is able to avoid service in World War I because Quakers are known for pacifism.

Galway

This is the name for a city and county located in western Ireland where Lottie's parents are from.

The Great Depression

This economic depression begins in the United States in 1929. At its worst, nearly one fourth of the workforce in America is unemployed.

Milk Farm Road

This is the name of the rural area where Lottie and Betty live in North Carolina.

Porter's Store

This general store in Milk Farm Road also serves as a social center. The women play cards here.

W.P.A.

The Works Projects Administration provides jobs for millions of people during the Great Depression. The government employs workers to perform...

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