| Quote #1
"We'd better get home and tell our mamas that we didn't catch any frogs and that Mrs. Clayton could use some tending to." (14.49)
When the girls see Sister Redempta come out from delivering the new Clayton baby, they jump right into action. Even before the town of Manifest starts its healing process, its residents are willing to help each other in times of real need.
| Quote #2
There had never been a town meeting before. Normally, each fraternal order would gather in their own hall and discuss their own business. (22.20)
Was it only the language barrier that kept the 1918 citizens of Manifest apart? Or something more?
| Quote #3
But with the Hungarian woman's words, they suddenly recognized something in each other. They shared the same blood. Immigrant blood. (22.64)
Miss Sadie's remarks at Shady's town meeting wake the townspeople up. What traits do you think all these immigrants have in common? We're guessing she's not talking about actual blood here…