After the Rain - Study Guide Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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When Rachel gets home, her parents have already eaten, and they are annoyed that Rachel didn't leave them a note. When Rachel tells them about Grandpa Izzy's fall, they demand the details but keep interrupting her. Shirley fixes Rachel a plate of dinner and urges her to eat. Manny calls Dr. North's answering service. When the doctor calls back, Manny hands Rachel the phone and lets her explain her grandfather's condition. Dr. North says Izzy's fall was caused by his breathing difficulties and will probably happen again.

At school the next day, Rachel manages not to think about her grandfather. Instead, she has a good time, flirting with Lewis in study hall. After she gets home from school, she starts to feel guilty about Grandpa. Rachel calls just to check on him. She asks whether he was bruised in his fall, and he tells her about all...

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