The Bean Trees - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

When Chapter three opens, Taylor crosses the border from Texas into Arizona. It is January 2. Taylor had stayed at the tiny motel, Broken Arrow in Oklahoma for the Christmas season, earning enough money to finally move on. It starts to hail when Taylor is on the outskirts of Tucson. Taylor exits the interstate and seeks shelter under the overpass. Once the storm has passed, Taylor jump starts her car, but discovers her two rear tires are flat, due to some glass scattered on the off ramp. Taylor drives her car several blocks until she spies a huge pile of tires and a sign, which reads Jesus Is Lord Used Tires. As Taylor pulls up to the tire store, an older woman, Mattie, appears and tells Taylor to pull onto the rack so Mattie can remove the rear tires and repair the holes.

Taylor's face drops when Mattie...

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