Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table - Chapters 5 & 6 Summary & Analysis

Ruth Reichl
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Chapters 5 & 6 Summary and Analysis

In Devil's Food, after three years at the French school in Montreal, Ruth longs to finish high school in New York. When she returns, however, her parents have other ideas. Mother sells the family's weekend home in Wilton, Connecticut and buys a suburban house within commuting distance of New York. Ruth has matured into an awkward rebellious teen and her parents are accustomed to their freedom. Soon, she is living by herself in the Connecticut house while her parents stay in the New York apartment all week. Mom and Dad return only for the weekends, believing Ruth is mature enough to stay in the house alone during the week.

Ruth's home immediately becomes the party house. She cuts class regularly to hang out at her home with her unsavory friends. Ruth is plump and not funny or talented. She is not...

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