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NOTE: "Mama Day" does not have regular chapters. It is written in rotations of points of view: Cocoa and George in dialogue, and the Narrator (who tells Mama Day’s story). For convenience here, each section is broken into one group, approximately 30-50 pages each. Due to differences in editions, page numbers, when given, are approximate and based on the 1988 hardbound edition: Ticknor & Fields, Publishers.

The facing of the book: a family tree depicting the Day Family. At the top, Sapphira Wade b. 1799. Beneath her are listed seven sons, the last of which is Jonah Day. A note states, ”God rested on the seventh day and so would she.” This is the first usage and origin of the surname. Under Jonah Day are also listed seven sons, the last of which is John-Paul. Beneath John Paul’s name are listed three daughters: Miranda (Mama Day) b...

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