Today Will Be Different Symbols & Objects

Maria Semple
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The telescope

Eleanor suspects that Joe's telescope is aiming at something specific in the bay or in the city, but Jo was using it to look out into the sky. Eleanor's assumptions often prove wrong, and in this case, it represents a fundamental difference in how she and Joe appreciate their settings. Eleanor is obsessive and detailed, while Joe is learning to be more open to the world around him.

The Flood Girls

Eleanor's short graphic novel is a documentation of her and Ivy's lives much in the same way that Bucky's family history is. The inset indicates how important artwork is to the narrative, and reflects the stated care Eleanor put into its creation. That it is what Eleanor gives to Ivy as a wedding gift is a reminder of their childhood link and their family identity, even though Ivy ultimately rejects both and returns the...

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