The Bean Trees - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Despite Taylor's trepidation about exploding tires, she accepts a job at Jesus Is Lord Used Tires. It is not Taylor's first choice as a place to work. It is only due to Mattie's refusal to accept a "no" that Taylor is working there. Mattie had to sweeten the offer with two new tires, twice the hourly pay as the Burger Derby, and a promise to show Taylor how to fix her ignition. It is a perfect arrangement for Taylor because it is close to home and she is allowed to bring Turtle with her when Lou Ann is unable to baby-sit. Mattie's place is busy, not just due to tire customers, but because there is a continual stream of Spanish-speaking people passing through and staying upstairs for a few days at a time. When Taylor questions Mattie about these short-term guests, Mattie alludes to something...

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