The Bean Trees - Study Guide Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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After leaving the lawyer's office, Taylor, Esteban, Esperanza and Turtle start the search for the sanctuary church where Esteban and Esperanza will stay. After locating the address Mattie had given them, they discover the church had moved. They finally find the newly built church and meet the Reverend and Mrs. Stone. The couple had been somewhat worried about Taylor and her passengers because they had expected them several days earlier.

Turtle was sound asleep as the others unloaded and sorted possessions. Esteban and Esperanza thought Turtle should just sleep, since they had really said their goodbyes in the lawyer's office, but Taylor was adamant that Turtle see the church where Esteban and Esperanza were staying and see that they were fine. Taylor explained her belief about waking Turtle by saying that Turtle had had too many people disappear in her life without saying goodbye. Turtle groggily waves...

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