Out of the Dust - Winter 1934, Summary & Analysis

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Winter 1934, Summary

Beginning: August 1920: Billie Jo is born in 1920 in a cabin in Oklahoma. She has a fondness for apples and piano. Her Ma has tried to have other children, but none have lived. She is now pregnant again. When Billie Jo was born, Daddy wanted a boy. Their only family is Aunt Ellis and Great-Uncle Floyd. Billie Jo will be fourteen when the baby comes.

Rabbit Battles: Mr. Noble and Mr. Romney have a contest to kill rabbits because they're eating up the crops. Billie Jo hates it. She can't blame the rabbits for needing food. She thinks the men are stupid for getting so angry with each other over it. At least the meat goes to hungry families.

Losing Livie: Livie is Billie Jo's best friend since first grade. She's moving to California, "out of the dust...where the wind takes a rest sometimes." Livie gives Billie...

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