The Book of Ruth - Study Guide Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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In chapter 5, Ruth begins working for Miss Finch. Miss Finch lives down the road from the Grey's and lost her sight in her old age. Ruth is hired to set up books on tape for Miss Finch to listen to while her son is at work in the evenings. Ruth does not intend to stay the first few times she goes to Miss Finch's, but she finds herself becoming interested in the books to which Miss Finch listens. Some of the books are non-fiction, but many of them are classic literature, such as Charles Dickens' Bleak House and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. After a while, Miss Finch becomes a friend to Ruth. They often share personal stories, and sometimes Miss Finch talks about her husband and their travels together. At other times, Ruth reads snippets of the letters she receives from Aunt Sid. During...

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