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Our Kind: A Novel in Stories - Back When They Were Children Summary & Analysis

Kate Walbert
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Back When They Were Children Summary

Canoe is inspired to lead the group with their daughters to their new phase of creativity, as she puts it. In the thirties and early forties a paradigm shift often occurs she claims. The group plans to assemble at Fleishmann's for craft classes by Jean Weiss, the owner of Brush & Palette. She will even open her gallery for a special show like they attend for Esther's exhibits and last for what remains in her studio after her death.

Canoe brings the eight straw hats and decorations she bought. She proclaims one must express what one feels on the inside. Anne looks down, embarrassed or excited, by the birthday party and activity her mother plans. When they're done decorating Canoe drives them to town where Jean selects the winner. She is the fairest and not the mother of any of...

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