Unformatted text preview: bothersome after a while. In addition, her unwillingness to take risks and reveal her true thoughts for practically the entire book was too prolonged. Ruby writes in her “single girls on the edge, ledge, verge” column, at the end of the novel, that “. . . until I met him [Doug], my life’s goal was self-preservation. And that when I met him, self-preservation felt genuinely lonely” (Davis 244). Her life was miserable when she took what she could get without endangering herself. She makes frequently makes comments about how others are living a fulfilling life and seizing opportunities, which stem from taking chances. This disbelief in herself causes the reader to sympathize with her....
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- Spring '08
- Oprah's Book Club, Jill A. Davis, Ruby Capote