Faithful: A Novel - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Shelby spent the last few moths at her mother’s house. They spent every minute of every day together. Now Sue is dead, and Shelby does not want to deal with talking to all of the mourners. Dan brings his girlfriend, Patti, to the funeral, which upsets Shelby a lot. Maravelle and Mrs. Diaz also attend, and they offer for Shelby to spend the night with them. Shelby avoids the funeral by burning all of her childhood books in the barbecue. Buddy comes outside. He is cold and lonely and grieving. Shelby takes him her arms and holds him tight. As she carries Buddy away from her house, Shelby checks the mailbox and finds another postcard. This time, the card is blue and has an illustration of, what Shelby describes as, heaven. The card simply says, “Remember someone” (179).

Shelby takes Buddy with her to...

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