A Thousand Acres - Chapters 8-12 Summary & Analysis

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Ginny begins the second book by reminiscing about the Ericsons. She remembers she always had fun at their home because it was more like a petting zoo than a farm. Ginny’s father, though, was critical of Cal Ericson’s farming skills. He believed men like Cal were an embarrassment to the farming community. He also looked down on Cal’s aspirations, which were only to have a happy life with his family. Cal wasn’t set on gaining mass amounts of land or wealth. Instead, he focused on his family.

Later, while Ginny was planting tomatoes, Jess approached her and began talking about the past thirteen years. He had a fiancée who had died in a car accident. The talk led to Ginny telling Jess about his own mother’s death caused by breast cancer. He was never informed about it, though, because...

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