The Book of Harlan - Chapters 33 - 36 Summary & Analysis

Bernice L. McFadden
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In Chapter 33 McFadden introduced Ethel. Ethel looked at the newspaper headline about Bessie Smith's death not interested in the news, she moved it aside and called for her daughter, Gwen. Ethel was making breakfast as she recalled that it had been ten years since she and her family came from Barbados. She remembered being on the ship with her two daughters waving at the people on the shore. Her children were too young to understand the reason for her being sad about leaving her home. The voyage took two weeks to reach New York City, she recalled the cold weather upon their arrival and that Gwen was only four years old.

In Chapter 34, Aubrey Gill wore his best suit to meet his wife and daughters at Ellis Island when their ship arrived. Aubrey had left Barbados for America when Gwen was an infant...

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