The Bean Trees - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter eight begins with the announcement that Taylor's mom is marrying Harland Elleston. Taylor's tone when she reveals this to the reader clearly indicates she has some reservations about the situation. Taylor is disappointed because she has secretly hoped to convince her mom to move out to Arizona. Lou Ann sets Taylor straight telling her that Taylor's mom deserves happiness. Lou Ann chides Taylor pointing out that Lou Ann thinks Taylor may actually be jealous. Lou Ann goes on to explain that her brother moved to Alaska and married an Eskimo woman. At the time it happened, Lou Ann felt her brother had deserted the family. Lou Ann relates that her mother's name and date of birth is already on the double headstone on her father's grave. Lou Ann believes that it implies her mother should just wait around until she dies and joins her deceased husband...

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