Study Guide

Out of the Dust Chapter 77

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 77

Motherless

  • Billie Jo makes the unsurprising statement that she wants to leave home. She adds, though, that if her mother were still alive, it would make it a more difficult choice.
  • In Ma's absence, she realizes that even though she wasn't really the touchy-feely type, Ma still loved her and had her own way of showing it.