The Bean Trees - Study Guide Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 opens in Tucson, Arizona, introducing a new character, Lou Ann Ruiz, who is also a transplanted Kentuckian. She is pregnant with her first child and due in two months. There is a car shop named "Jesus Is Lord Used Tires" across the park from Lou Ann. Whenever Lou Ann spies the shop name, feels nostalgic for Kentucky because she thinks it sounds like a name you would see in some small Kentucky town. The adult porn shop next door has the opposite effect on Lou Ann. When she looks at the crude painting of a scantily clad, buxom blond on the door, she shivers. When someone opens the handle, it looks as if the person is pushing his hand in the painting's crotch. Lou Ann always hurries past the picture.

On her way home from the doctor visit, Lou Ann has been planning her...

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