Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Sense of Place, Home
We will have to talk about the widow's thoughts on "home." Boy, that comes up a whole lot in the first 200 pages. One little thing that was interesting was how "worldly" she got to be after her 10-day honeymoon away from Falls. So far, it doesn't sound like she ever really leaves Falls again in any significant way, but when she got back from that trip, she understood something: "might Lucas' [dear old All-Round Store] seems so logically well-stocked because the other Falls' stores offer next to nothing?" She'd seen a "good-sized store" in Atlanta that sold ONLY straw hats -- FOR MEN! Any of you who are reading along have thoughts about Lucy's and Cap's homecoming after the honeymoon?