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Cape Light Book Review Summary

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Berkley, Mar 2003, 13.95, 359 pp.
ISBN: 0425188418

Life in might seem idyllic to Bostonians, living one-hour drive to the small coastal town's south. People know each other and even greet one another as family and friends are important to the residents.

Thirtyish Jessica Warwick takes a leave of absence from her Boston banking job to return to her hometown to help her older sister, the village mayor Emily, care for their mother, recovering from a stroke. Jessica is bored of the limited social life whose activities either centers on the church or the Clam Box diner. She cannot wait for her duty to end so she can rush back to the exciting big city and her developing romance with cultured Paul Copperfield. Meanwhile the Clam Box owner Charlie Bates decides to run against Emily in the upcoming mayoral election for he believes Emily is a poor leader. Surprising even to herself, sophisticated Jessica is attracted to Sam Morgan, a church attendee handyman. With all this engulfing the two siblings, Cape May remains a haven to most of the villagers.

CAPE LIGHT is a tale that brazenly tries to persuade readers into wholesome living through Christian messages. The story line contains numerous subplots focused on the trials, tribulations, and inner beliefs and strengths of several residents (more than just described above).

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Family, caring for ill    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Mother because he/she is    -   physically ill Special relationship with    -   sister Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   religious issues Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   American Northeast If story of urban/rural...    -   Small town life Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Lover is    -   from very different culture

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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