What She Left Behind - Chapters 17-18 Summary & Analysis

Ellen Marie Wiseman
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Izzy recollects how fast her romance with Ethan is going. She keeps a Green Day button she found in his jacket pocket as a charm for him. Peg and Harry have breakfast with Izzy. Peg tells Izzy the good news is that they have located a nurse who knew Clara at Willard and who is willing to talk about her. But the bad news is bad, indeed. Izzy's mother has slipped into a coma from a stroke while still in prison and is now expected to die any day.

Devastated, Izzy withdraws to her room, reading old letters from her mother she has never read. One of them reveals why her mother shot her father. Her mother caught her father trying to molest a child Izzy, and shot in self-defense. Izzy finally understands her mother's actions. Izzy asks Peg to take her to...

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