A Lesson before Dying - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

Vivian's arrival surprises and pleases Grant. Her children are with a sitter. Grant asks her why she has decided to visit, and Vivian replies that she just wanted to see him. Grant apologizes for the shabbiness of the home, but to Vivian it is rustic and pastoral. They move into the kitchen and share coffee and cake. Vivian notes the peace of Grant's home; but Grant says Sunday is a sad day. Vivian suggests that Grant attend church to pass the time. She says she knows that he believes, even though he may not want to. After they are done eating, Vivian insists that they wash the dishes; as leaving them would not be fair to Tante Lou. When they finish, Vivian agrees to a walk.

Although Vivian and Grant can hear Reverend Ambrose singing, the neighborhood is very quiet; as most people...

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