The Patron Saint of Liars - Study Guide Part 3, Son: Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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In chapter 3, Rose returns to work in the kitchen at St. Elizabeth's just three days after Cecilia's birth. Rose has arranged for June to care for the baby during the day to protect the unwed mothers from having to see the infant. Son is unhappy with this because he feels that the baby, whom he calls Sissy, should be with her mother. Sissy brings everyone great joy, but Son questions why Rose decided to have the baby if she is unwilling to spend time with her. As Sissy grows older, she begins to notice that the girls disappear after their babies are born. Sissy asks Rose about it, who tries to explain, but Sissy is too young to really understand. Sissy becomes something of a plaything for the unwed mothers as she grows out of infancy. The unwed mothers like to...

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