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vivico1
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MIDBOOK: JACK AND RUBY,THE GRANDPARENTS

In the middle of the book, Joe's parents come back. We have a thread where we talked some about how Marian pulled herself together enough to come down while they were there. Jack and Ruby seemed to make everything go better. Why do you think this is? Alice sure wanted them to stay, she saw the difference but her dad really wanted them to go, why? Should they have stayed until the ranch was back on its feet? If they had asked, do you think Alice would have went with them and left, just as Nona left?

(Whats happening in this part of the book. No spoilers please to any later revelations in the end of the book about them when you learn things about just about everyone.)
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I like the grandparents. Jack is funny and capable. His brainless dog remark is funny and I can hear half the men I knew growing up say something just like that. Ruby is loving and makes Alice’s life easier, but they are gone too soon.
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Re: MIDBOOK: JACK AND RUBY,THE GRANDPARENTS


LeftBrainer wrote:
I like the grandparents. Jack is funny and capable. His brainless dog remark is funny and I can hear half the men I knew growing up say something just like that. Ruby is loving and makes Alice’s life easier, but they are gone too soon.


Do you think Alice would have left with them, if they had asked? or do you think she felt too much responsibility for the ranch and her dad and her mom, that really shouldnt be on her shoulders? I think that would have been a hard choice for her to make with just the facts she has now, dont you? Not that it was a choice but since she really wanted them to stay, what if they had asked her to go?
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Re: MIDBOOK: JACK AND RUBY,THE GRANDPARENTS

I think maybe she would have gone. She did feel responsibility toward the ranch and the horses, but I think she knew her father ignored her and would have gone with the grandparents given the chance.

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