The Silent Sister Symbols & Objects

Diane Chamberlain
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Music

Music is a symbol of belonging, especially for Lisa/Jade. This is evident when she buys a secondhand violin in San Diego and finally feels at home when she plays through all hours of the night. Although her father told her never to play the violin again, or "her talent will be recognized," Jade can't stay away, even going as far as studying music education in school. It is her great gift and talent, and using it is almost healthy for her. She is finally able to use her gift when she starts a bluegrass band with her girlfriend Celia and Celia's cousins.

Franciscan Ware Dishes

Riley's "mother's" dishes symbolize a sense of loss and yearning for the past. These dishes, with their recognizable hue and apple pattern inscribed on its edges, are mentioned several times in this story. Riley tries to feed her brother on...

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