Away - Part 3: October 5, 1925: Bread of the World Summary & Analysis

Amy Bloom
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Lillian is surprised to discover that the new Mrs. Gilpin is a card player of some skill. She admits she isn’t much of a cook, but Arthur is handy in the kitchen and Lorena Gilpin tells Lillian about her first husband, who she describes as handsome and rich, but boring. They sit together and play Klaberjass on the night before Lillian is scheduled to leave and Lillian realizes that it would be impossible for her to steal from Lorena and Arthur despite how easy it would be.

Lorena tells Lillian that she lost a child to influenza and taking Lillian’s hand, pulls her into her lap. They talk about Sophie and how good Lillian will feel when she finds her, and both women cry over the things that love can make you do.

The next morning Lorena...

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