In Walk Two Moons, what happened to Sal's mother? What are some clues that help readers infer the ending?
It is not until Chapter 42 that the reader discovers the reason that Sal’s mother is not coming back is because she was killed in an accident. She was travelling by bus to Idaho to see her cousin when the bus swerved off the road at a sharp turn. The bus went over the edge, and the only survivor was Margaret Cadaver, who had been sitting beside Sal's mother and had become friends with her as they traveled together. Sal's mother told Margaret all about Sal and her husband. This is how Sal's father knew Margaret and talked so much with her. While Sal tried to convince herself that there was a romance brewing between Margaret and her father,in reality it was only her father clinging to the last person who had talked to his wife before her death. Margaret wanted to talk to Sal about her mother, but this was too "real" for Sal, who had not yet accepted the fact that her mother was not coming home.
There are some hints and clues, but at no time until this chapter does the reader clearly...
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