Abigail’s mother Lynn is loud and larger-than-life, and her appearances at the Salmon household, though rare, are always fraught. Though outlandish, superficial, and slightly self-absorbed, Grandma Lynn cares deeply for her daughter, Jack, Lindsey, and Buckley, and does all she can to help them put their lives back together in the wake of Susie’s death. Grandma Lynn senses that her daughter is having an affair, but is ultimately powerless to shake Abigail out of it. Once Abigail leaves for California, Grandma Lynn comes to stay, moving into Susie’s old room and taking on the role of the Salmon family matriarch in her daughter’s absence.
Grandma Lynn Character Timeline in The Lovely Bones
The timeline below shows where the character Grandma Lynn appears in The Lovely Bones. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...the church door, dressed in all black. His older brother Hal stands beside him. Grandma Lynn introduces herself to Samuel as “the evil grandma,” and then the Salmons, together with the... (full context)
...Ray. She was afraid of what she wanted most—his kiss. Susie remembers talking with Grandma Lynn on the phone about kissing—Grandma Lynn described one’s first kiss as “destiny knocking.” Susie revealed... (full context)
...changed—but she notes that it will change again and again, endlessly, over the years. Grandma Lynn offers to make everybody drinks while Hal teaches Buckley the drums. As Lynn places ice... (full context)
...gift of something to marvel at. Susie’s parents eventually give her possessions, along with Grandma Lynn’s, to Goodwill. They don’t let go of Susie entirely, and continue to share with one... (full context)