Storming Heaven: A Novel - Chapter Three Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Three Summary

Carrie Bishop has fond memories of her Kentucky birthplace, which is a farm that the family calls the Homeplace. She remembers a time she overheard her Aunt Becka saying she was physically unattractive, and she ran to her grandmother, who she called Aunt Jane, for comfort.

Carrie remembers when Ben Honaker arrives as the new schoolteacher. Carrie's older sister, Flora, is sixteen and Ben quickly becomes fond of both sisters and has a romantic interest in Flora. He lends the girls books and Ben soon begins spending time at the Homeplace.

Carrie's brother Miles does not like farming or hunting and he often gets into conflict with his father. In an effort to help Miles, Carrie asks Miles to teach her how to shoot, and she begins doing the hunting. Miles finishes high school, and though his father expects Miles to...

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