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The Face on the Milk Carton Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9 Summary

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Chapter 9 Summary

After a prolonged silence, Janie's parents reveal that they are in fact her grandparents. Janie is relieved that they are still related by blood. Frank and Miranda tell the story of their daughter, Hannah, who joined a religious cult when she was sixteen years old. They wrote to Hannah after she moved to California to live with the Hare Krishnas. A few years later, a letter informed them that Hannah had wed another man in the cult. Then, one day, Hannah arrived at her parents' front door holding Janie's hand. Despite trying to escape, Hannah ultimately decided to return to the cult, leaving the Johnsons to care for Janie as their daughter. The Johnsons realized that the cult would look for them, so they moved constantly for several years before settling into their current home. In an attempt to disguise their identity, they changed the family name...

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