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A Gathering of Days Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Joan W. Blos
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Mr. Hall is adamant about not remarrying when talk abounds as Aunt Lucy arrives. He returns from a trip to Boston shortly thereafter when he announces his intention to marry Ann Higham. Explain his change of mind.

Explain how Catherine feels about her father's remarrying.

During the Fourth of July celebration in 1831, the militia march in the parade. Another activity that takes place in the parade is the reading of the Declaration of Independence. If the Declaration of Independence was read during modern-day parades and celebrations, would this make an impact on patriotism? Explain your answer.

Create a Venn diagram that illustrates the similarities and differences Catherine and Ann share as their new family forms.

Catherine vowed not to call Ann "Mother." Explain how Catherine comes to call Ann "Mammann." How is this different than "Mother"?

Define these terms used in this work: buttery, foolscap pages, receipt...

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