The Question and Answer section for The Bean Trees is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
She didn't pull it, she just held on to it like a lifeline.
The people are generally brought and taken away by the priest in blue jeans she had seen the first day, Father William. When Mattie introduces Taylor to Father William, she says "You are old, Father William" despite his youth, simply because it...
Estavan differes from any other male character. He is kind and empathetic. Lou Ann compares this with the cruel Angel. She notes that Angel would have tried to run over the baby birds where as Estevan slams on the brakes to save them.