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Angle of Repose Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 8, Chapter 3 Summary

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Book 8, Chapter 3 Summary

In seven letters to "darling" and "dearest" Augusta, Susan Ward describes her difficult life in Idaho and her attendant doubts and insecurities. She idealizes Augusta and Thomas, and their marriage. She tells of her son, Ollie, leaving to attend St. Paul's School without first seeing Oliver, who is too busy with launching his long-delayed company. Susan tells Augusta of Oliver's efforts to get her to socialize with other women in Boise, which she doesn't want to do, and of his iron determination to complete his 1,000-acre irrigation demonstration project. Susan says that after 14 years of marriage she can trust neither her husband nor herself. She tells of the completion of the first 15 miles of the Susan Canal, which was named for her, and of a ceremony with the Idaho governor to mark its finish. Then she tells of bad news in...

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