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Angle of Repose - Book 8, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Book 8, Chapter 7 Summary

Using newspaper clips, personal notes and later correspondence, Lyman Ward relates that his grandmother left by train to take his father to school and his aunt Elizabeth to visit relatives on July 22, 1890. He wonders why they left a month before school opened. Apparently, Susan Ward intended to rent space in New York City for herself as a studio and apartment, and not to return to Oliver. She does return to Idaho, however, although her husband is gone most of the time working various mining jobs and sending her regular checks. The narrator finds a crucial bit of missing information in his grandparents' story in a newspaper clipping dated July 7 reporting the drowning of Agnes Ward, Susan and Oliver's youngest child, in the Susan Canal. Then there is a July 11 newspaper clipping reporting the suicide of Frank Sergeant. The narrator imagines a final meeting between Susan...

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