Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families - Chapter 29 - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

J. Anthony Lukas
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Chapter 29 - Epilogue Summary and Analysis

Judge Garrity and his wife move to a townhouse a block away from the Divers. His townhouse is robbed and there are a variety of crimes in the area. They ask for increased police presence and officers sit in front of the houses of two judges. When the area protests too much, there is a burst of traffic tickets in their area.

Joan Diver becomes active in the fight against crime, finally writing a letter to Mayor White. Police patrols increase and arrests are made.

The Divers are also unhappy with the situation at the Bancroft School. The school district boundaries are changed and the school is overcrowded. They entertain the notion of leaving the South End. They begin to look at houses. They decide to bid on a house in Newton Corner. When their bid is...

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