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What is the method used for telling this story? Who is the narrator? Is it effective? Why or why not?

Who do you consider the main character? Why? Name three of the most important secondary characters and explain their roles and importance to the story.

What are the events that keep Edith Goodnough from leaving the farm? What is it about Edith's character that keeps her there? Which is stronger, circumstances or her character? Support your answer.

What are the chain of events that occur during the day of the fire at the Goodnough house? Which of those events come to be used as a reason to charge Edith with the murder of her brother?

What is the relationship between Edith and Lyman? Support your answer.

Who is Leona? Mavis? Barry and Buster? What is the family relationship between John, Sandy, Rena and Hannah...

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