The Color of Water - Chapters 21 and 22, A Bird Who Flies, A Jew Discovered Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 21 and 22, A Bird Who Flies, A Jew Discovered Summary and Analysis

In the summer of 1941, while Ruth is still staying with her family in Suffolk, her grandmother passes away in New York. Ruth's father asks her to tell her mother about the death. Tears roll down her cheeks but she never makes a sound.

Ruth feels that she needs to get back to Andrew in New York, so she leaves Suffolk for good some time that summer. Her mother and Dee-Dee don't want her to leave, but she does. Ruth never sees Dee-Dee again. Her father tells her that if she marries a black man she will never be welcome home again.

Back in New York, Ruth gets a job at a glass factory. In early 1942, Ruth gets a message from her Aunt Mary that her...

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