The Stone Diaries Characters

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Daisy Goodwill Flett

Daisy Goodwill was born in rural Tyndall, Manitoba to a mother who died in childbirth, never having known she was pregnant. Daisy's father grieved his wife's death and was unable to care for her, so Daisy was named and raised by a neighbor named Mrs. Flett, who died eleven years later. When Daisy was a child, she became ill with the measles, and in her sickroom she developed her vivid imagination, which served throughout her life as a vehicle for reshaping her life experiences. Daisy did, at eleven, become reunited with her father and move to Indiana, where her father became a successful businessman.

As a result, this portion of Daisy's life was spent in relative prosperity, including private schools and college. She married a young man of similar education, but he died tragically on their honeymoon. Many years later, Daisy traveled to Canada and remarried...

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