Main Street - Chapters 7, 8, and 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7, 8, and 9 Summary

Winter formally arrives in Gopher Prairie, and the whole town is digging in for the season. Local handyman, Miles Bjornstam, services the furnaces of most of the town's homes, and the sight of storm windows being installed all over town is a common one.

Carol delights in organizing skating and sledding parties for the Gopher Prairie smart set, but the residents are not interested in more than one outing. Carol buries her disappointment in rabbit hunting trips with Kennicott but longs for some opportunity for mental stimulation.

Carol joins the Jolly Seventeen social group but does not fit in with the other women, who are content to gossip and do not appreciate Carol's progressive thinking and avant garde style. Vida shares with Carol some of the comments women in the Jolly Seventeen have made about Carol. She is devastated to learn that the women consider...

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