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The Burgess Boys - Book 3, Chapters 1 through 7 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Book 3, Chapter 1

In the first chapter of Book 3, we lean that Susan had always wanted a girl and was devastated when she miscarried her first child, who was a daughter. She then felt guilty when Zach was a boy and was always an odd-looking, strange child. He suffered from teasing and was often beaten up, and his father, Steve, accused Susan of turning him into a weenie. She looks for job and volunteer opportunities for Zach, but Charlie Tibbetts vetoes most ideas because he would run into Somalis. The holidays come and go, and Zach's case is moving slowly when they get a call saying that the Office of the Maine Attorney General has filed a civil rights action against him.

Book 3, Chapter 2

In Chapter 2, Helen loses the diamond in her engagement ring and Bob comes to help her look for it...

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