Bookends Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jane Green captures the essence of being “thirty something” when Cath, a singleton, decides to turn in her well paid job to start her own book cafe with her dear friend-come-business-partner, Lucy. Issues of friendship, relationships and trust are tested among Cath, Lucy, her husband Josh, and their mutual friend Si, as the enigmatic and unsettling Portia re-enters their group after a 10 year absence.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage    -   fighting matchbreaker (parents/authorities) Life of a profession:    -   businessman, small Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   two guys doing it Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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