The Best of Everything - Chapters 18 - 21 Summary & Analysis

Jaffe, Rona
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In Chapter 18, the author describes why the young women go to work each day. Some are career-minded and are working to establish themselves. Some need the money and some just go to work because it is something to do. The author describes the typing pool as “a limbo for single girls who are waiting for love and marriage” (277). April begins planning her wedding, though Dexter refuses to talk about it. April wants to become better acquainted with Dexter's mother and calls to invite her to lunch. Mrs. Key does not recognize April's name and puts off the invitation, saying she will call if she has some free time. The encounter makes April think Dexter has not talked to his parents about her at all. When April asks Dexter about his mother, Dexter says he has no intention of ever marrying April. April decides...

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