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The Shipping News

Annie Proulx

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Who baby-sits Bunny and Sunshine?

Why can't Dawn Budgel eat any lobster?

Nutbeem based his boat on what country's boats?

Who is the tall and quiet woman?

Who likes to keep his father's grave freshly painted?

Which of the following is characteristic of Nutbeem?

What does Tert Card resemble?

What does Wavey bring Quoyle before she comes over to spend the night?

What is Jack trying to harvest when he falls into the sea, nearly drowning?

What does Alvin Yark inevitably do while he works?

What attracts Quoyle initially about Wavey?

What is in the suitcase that Quoyle and Billy find on the way back from Gaze Island?

What does Petal ask Quoyle to do for her over the phone?

What secret is never revealed to Quoyle?

Who encouraged the aunt to go to upholstery school?

What is the Mariner's dictionary definition of a "cousin"?

What is the physical characteristic that seems to embarrass Quoyle most?

Who is the star of the Christmas pageant?

Who does not have a warm and welcoming home?

What did Billy Pretty's dad make sure all the people of Gaze Island could do?

What place calls up bad memories for the aunt?

What does Partridge love?

What happened to the Quoyle's house at the end of the 19th century?

Who prompts Quoyle to yell at Tert Card?

What would have prevented Jack Buggit's knife from slipping?

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by Anki145, August 23, 2012

Why doesn't the "The Sun Clouds Over" chapter have a "Chapter 30:" in front of it like all of the rest of the chapters do?

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by serg06, February 26, 2014

Chapter 36, second paragraph, first sentence: "diromg" instead of "during".

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by serg06, February 26, 2014

Chapter 37, paragraph 3, sentence 2: "turn7"

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