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The Bean Trees Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 4 Summary

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Chapter 4 Summary

Lou Ann's mother and paternal grandmother, Granny Logan, are visiting Lou Ann to help her with her son, Dwayne Ray, born January first. Angel, Lou Ann's estranged husband, agrees to move back into the house while the two women are visiting to give the impression that Lou Ann and Angel are still married. Even though Angel is ostensibly staying at the house, Lou Ann's family is doing everything possible to avoid interacting with him. The chapter opens with Lou Ann's family packing to return to Kentucky. Lou Ann tries to convince her mother to stay longer, since they have barely had an opportunity to talk to Angel. Her mother insists that the dry, hot climate of an unseasonably warm Arizona winter is unhealthy for Granny Logan. Lou Ann questions her mother's solicitousness of Granny Logan in light of the fact that the two women are not speaking...

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