The Question and Answer section for That Was Then, This is Now is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Cathy is of course beautiful but cares about others and has an independent spirit.
Mark and Bryon go to visit their/Bryon’s mom in the hospital. They are so poor that even after selling their car and other amenities, they are still short of money to pay for their mother’s recent operation.
Bryon gives Charlie his car back and finds out that Charlie received his draft letter for the Vietnam War. Mark asks Bryon to read a book to him, and they reminisce about how Bryon used to read to Mark all the time when they were little; Mark has...