A Summons to Memphis - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Peter Taylor
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Chapter 2 Summary

Phillip Carver describes his mother as being from the old school, but also being witty and risqué at times. She was born and bred in Nashville, but had influences of Richmond, where her mother grew up.

She admitted to Phillip that she feared the move to Memphis would be like "The Trail of Tears." Later, he speculated she was developing a whole new personality in Memphis. She had to find new friends, new parties, and new clubs to join. The children were older and she had more freedom to do so, but was torn from the past.

Betsy's beau, Wyant Brawley, is traveling with the caravan to Memphis. Betsy and Wyant stay behind at a restaurant to visit with some people their own age. Father gets back on the road and gets angrier as the miles pass and he does not see...

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