Hope Was Here Setting & Symbolism

Joan Bauer
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Pensacola, Florida

Before moving to New York City, Hope and Addie worked in a restaurant in Pensacola, Fl.

Atlanta, Georgia

When Addie took a job in another city and she and Hope had to move out of Atlanta, Hope went and hid at a friend's house. But she got scared and ran back—she didn't want Addie to leave her.

St. Louis, Missouri

Hope and Addie worked at a restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri. Deena, Hope's biological mother, lived in St. Louis.

New York, New York

The manager of the restaurant that Hope and Addie worked at in New York City ran off with all the money and forced the restaurant to close down.

Mulhoney, Wisconsin

After Hope and Addie lost their jobs in New York City, they accepted positions in a small town in Wisconsin called Mulhoney.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

When G. T. and Addie married, they went on a short honeymoon trip to Milwaukee.

Welcoming Stairways Diner

The name of the diner that G. T. Stoop owned in Mulhoney, WI, was the Welcoming Stairways. G. T. named it after a dual stairway that led both left and right. He wanted everyone to feel welcome.

The Real Fresh Dairy

The Real Fresh Dairy was the largest employer in Mulhoney, WI. The dairy owner bribed the mayor and the sheriff so that they could break laws and get out of paying taxes.

Dads Scrapbook

Hope always fantasized about her father. She kept a scrapbook of pictures from magazines that in her mind depicted the perfect, caring father that she craved.

Hope's Scrapbook

Hope kept a scrapbook of photos, letters, menus, souvenirs and other items that told the story of her life. She kept it so that when she found her father she could fill him in on her life.

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