Study Guide

One Came Home Characters

By Amy Timberlake

Georgina "Georgie" Burkhardt

Ever heard of the five stages of grief? At Agatha's funeral, Georgie gets stuck on stage...

Billy McCabe

Or maybe just heartbreaker, unless your dream is to homestead in Minnesota, in which case good...

Agatha Burkhardt

Agatha is the most important character who never actually makes a real-time appearance in the...

Grandfather Bolte

Grandfather Bolte is Georgie and Agatha's grandfather and Ma's father. The truth is, though, he...

Long Ears (Frederick)

Georgie renames Frederick the mule Long Ears, and other than Billy, Long Ears is her most...

Ma (Dora Burkhardt)

Wow, do we ever feel sorry for Ma. She loses her husband to the Colorado Gold Rush and never...

Mr. Benjamin Olmstead

Okay, so a thirty-five-year-old hotel owner is perhaps not our pick for Most Romantic Lead Ever,...

Mr. Blair Garrow

Mr. Blair Garrow is what we might call a piece of work. His aw-shucks, neighborly attitude goes...

Mrs. Garrow

When Georgie sees Mrs. Garrow, she thinks, "A useful woman—that's what Ma would say. There...

Minor Characters

Sheriff McCabe is Billy's father, Placid's lawman, and eventually, Georgie's stepfather. He's...