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The Things We Keep: A Novel - Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

Sally Hepworth
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In Chapter Five, Anna takes a long time to get used to being at Rosalind and spends a lot of time in her room and not taking part in the planned community activities. Anna is embarrassed by living in an assisted care facility, and especially for needing someone to help her shower. One day, Anna forgets about the specified shower time, and tries to get out of the humiliation of the nurse trying to make her shower. Luke ends up coming to her aid by dropping something outside to help distract the nurse, allowing Anna to take a shower on her own.

Luke’s attention reminds Anna of her ex-husband, Aiden. She remembers how they met, how she and Aiden went on motorcycle trips around the country, and how she convinced Aiden to marry her, which was not easy. At the beginning of...

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