Ruth’s only childhood friend from Suffolk. Frances wasn’t Jewish, but unlike many people in the community, she didn’t care what religion Ruth was. She was gentle, quiet, and kind, and did her best to make Ruth feel welcome in her house and in her town. The two reconnect decades later when James takes his mother back to Suffolk.
The timeline below shows where the character Frances Moody appears in The Color of Water. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9: Shul
Chapter 15: Graduation
Chapter 20: Old Man Shilsky
Chapter 25: Finding Ruthie
...she comments that “nothing’s changed.” The two of them are looking for Ruth’s childhood friend Frances, whose address they find in the Suffolk town library. Together the pair drive to Frances’s... (full context)