Small Great Things - Chapters 5-7; Stage One: Active Labor, Kennedy, Turk, and Ruth Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 is titled “Kennedy.” Kennedy McQuarrie is a defense attorney married to Micah. They have a young daughter named Violet. Kennedy's mother, Ava, grew up in the “debutante circuit” of North Carolina (75). When both Micah and Kennedy work late, Ava takes care of Violet. Kennedy and Micah plan to go out for dinner one evening, but Ava has plans. Kennedy takes Violet along. Violent remarks on their waiter's turban. When Kennedy says he is Indian, Violet says he does not look like Pocahontas. Kennedy is embarrassed and distracts Violet. She asks Micah if the waiter will label them bad parents because of Violet's comment. She then worries that she should have handled the situation differently.

Chapter 6 is titled “Turk.” Turk and Brittany's dad, Francis, are dismantling the nursery before Brittany comes home. They paint the...

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