The Sweet Hereafter - Study Guide Chapter 1 - Dolores Driscoll Summary & Analysis

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Dolores Driscoll is a bus driver in Sam Dent, New York and has been for over twenty years. She maintains her 50-seat school bus herself and enjoys getting up early every morning to pick up the kids of her town and take them to school. Her husband Abbott is an invalid who suffered from a stroke many years earlier. Though Abbott has a small range of motion and speaks slowly, Dolores finds her husband interesting and does not complain about his disability. When Dolores’ story begins, she is getting ready to begin her bus route on January 27, 1990. According to her thermometer it is seventeen degrees below zero. Dolores declares it’s too cold to snow but her husband, speaking in his usual slow way, replies it’s never too cold to snow. Dolores explains she takes pride in maintaining the school bus herself and she...

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