Land That Moves, Land That Stands Still Book Summary and Study Guide

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Recently widowed Mattie Remmel who lives with her college student daughter, Shelly, on a farm in South Dakota hires a ranch hand named Dawn who settles in a tent on the property. They are joined by a 14 year old Native American boy named Elton who has run away from his home. This unlikely family courageously face the problems of farm life, machinery in need of repair, difficult people like the Pollards, and neighbors both boorish and tending to thievery.   Dawn's former boyfriend finds her and tries to kill her but Elton kills him. Elton is scared and runs away. Shelly's insecurity sends her searching for love.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   farm poverty Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Prairie?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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