The Stone Diaries - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Chapter six, Work, 1955-1964, is composed exclusively of letters received by Daisy over the past several years. Daisy's husband, Barker, has recently died of a brain tumor, soon after Daisy's father's death, and there are affairs to get in order. Barker himself has left her a letter, which expresses love and regret for the years when they left so many things unspoken. Cuyler's wife, Maria, disappears after his death and has yet to be heard from during the nine years that span this chapter.

Living with Daisy is Barker Flett's niece, Beverly, who came to Daisy unwed and pregnant, and Beverly's child Victoria. Daisy's girlhood friends, Beans and Fraidy, are both single again, and Daisy rekindles her friendship with each of them through letters and yearly trips. During this period, Alice, Daisy's oldest child, grows from a college brat to a mature, young...

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