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After the Rain Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 44 Summary

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Chapter 44 Summary

Life is back to normal for Rachel--school, Helena, Lewis, writing--but she feels as if she is just going through the motions. She constantly feels like she should be with Grandpa Izzy. Sometimes at night, she dreams she's at the hospital with him, or they are playing Scrabble and he's winning. She remembers the walks, the games, the maple walnut ice cream, and the white dog.

After a few weeks she isn't reminded constantly any more. She tries to write a short story about an old stonemason who searches for his handprint in a bridge, but he dies before he finds it. She complains to Manny that they never talk about Izzy now.

One drizzly, dirty day in March, she walks up and down West Creek Street counting the bridges. Later she calls Lewis and asks him to help her. On Saturday, they spend the entire day looking...

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