Hazel Barnett is an older woman who is Robin’s neighbor in Kentucky. She lives with her adult son Sam and daughter Janie, and she bonds with Robin over their love of plants, cooking, and household projects—and a mutual sense of exile and longing for home. Robin and her daughters decorate Hazel’s old house for Christmas one year and throw her a party, offering the experience as a gift of homecoming.
Hazel Barnett Character Timeline in Braiding Sweetgrass
The timeline below shows where the character Hazel Barnett appears in Braiding Sweetgrass. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.