When Women Were Birds - Chapters XXXV-XXXVIII Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter XXXV, Williams describes a photo of her mother. She wonders what her mother saw when she looked at her.

In Chapter XXXVI, Williams writes about the tough women in her family. Her great-grandmother was among those who sought refuge in Mexico after the persecution of Mormons for polygamy began. In 1911, however, the Mormons were forced to leave Mexico. They had to leave so quickly that her great-grandmother left a cake baking in the oven.

After the death of her mother and grandmother, Williams felt she had to go to a family reunion hosted by Bea. At the time she was writing a book from which she didn’t want to take a break and she also didn’t want to have to face questions about her lack of children. When Williams told Bea she was writing a book about her mother...

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