Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families - Chapter27-28 Summary & Analysis

J. Anthony Lukas
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Chapter27-28 Summary and Analysis

Cassandra Twymon is uncomfortable at Charlestown High. Her teachers feel that she is not working up to her potential but find it difficult to motivate her. Within a few weeks, both Cassandra and Rachel pack a suitcase and leave home. Both move into apartments with friends but come to the July 4 party at Alva's. Alva picks up Rachel and returns both girls to their mother. Since Rachel would not change her strict rule, the girls leave with Alva. The next day Rachel's son Frederick is arrested and sentenced to two and half years in Concord Prison. He is paroled on May 7, 1976, eight months later.

He returns to live at Rachel's and holds a series of short jobs. Rachel institutes legal action to have Cassandra and Rachel placed in a home by the Department of Public Welfare. The girls remain...

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