Gap Creek - Chapter Eleven Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Eleven Summary

Both Hank and Julie begin to suffer in the cold winter with their lack of food supplies. Hank worries that Julie isn't eating enough to sustain the growing baby, but there simply isn't enough food to last the winter. If she doesn't stick to the strict rations, they'll all starve. The one thing Julie craves throughout her pregnancy is fruit jam. Her sisters had brought a few jars when they visited earlier in the year, but those have long been eaten. Two women from church stop by with gifts for Julie's baby - used clothing, booties, and blankets. No one in the valley has much money, so these gifts are a touching gesture of community. Julie feels near tears as she accepts the gifts, and is overwhelmed with joy when one of the women produces a small jar of fruit jelly as her last gift...

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