Little Earthquakes Setting & Symbolism

Jennifer Weiner
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The Park

The Park in Philadelphia is where Lia first sits, watching Becky stroll through. This park figures largely in the lives of the four friends, as they take walks here together, later pushing their babies in strollers and sitting on park benches, talking together of their struggles and problems. It's a place where they agree to meet and is also where they have their tearful goodbye as Lia goes back to California.

A silver rattle

After Lia's baby dies and she comes back to Philadelphia, she sees Becky in the park and slips the rattle into her diaper bag. Becky is mystified as to where it came from.

Mas

Mas is the trendy, upscale restaurant co-owned and managed by Becky Rothstein-Rabinowitz and Sarah Trujillo. Located on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, it's small but successful. The friends meet there sometimes to talk. After Becky gets to know Lia...

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