Our very last glimpse of Manifest comes in one of Hattie Mae's newspaper articles. But this time, she's signing off for good, and announcing her replacement: Abilene Tucker. Not only has Abilene cemented her place in her new home, she's become a leader, someone everyone will turn to for years to come "for all the whos, whats, whys, whens, and wheres" (43.12).
And by writing the News Auxiliary column, she's once again connecting Manifest's past and future. Think about it:
This column is precious to Abilene and the entire town, so what better way to end the story? And what do you think: how will Abilene keep guiding the town towards community in her new column?