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Carolina Girl Book Review Summary

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Ballantine, Jan 2005, 6.99
ISBN: 0804119848

In Springfield, Missouri Mame suffers a heart attack that sends her nephew radio talk show host “Doc” Elliot Roth scrambling fromm St. Louis to insure she is okay. Mame, owner of Mame's School of Alternative Life Lessons, worries about Elliot who she feels never fools around. He works out continuously and he only eats healthy foods. Elliot remains traumatized because his father died from a heart attack at thirty-five, the same age Elliot is now.

In the hospital Elliot trips over Mame's disciple, Alys Seagraves, whose husband died last year from cancer and both her parents are dead. Mame fakes out Elliot and steals his car from the hospital lot. He worries about her and visits Alys for information. She also is concerned as she and Mame were going to go together to New Mexico. Elliot decides to follow his Aunt Mame, but Alys forces her way onto the trek. Like two pigeons, Mame has maneuvered her two favorite folks; as if on cue these opposites fall in love, but both fear commitment because people they knew died.

Harriet Klausner

This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over dead lover    -   angst over past dead relative(s) Matchmake, (will/family)    -   Yes Matchmaker...    -   matchmake by aunt/uncle

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   entertainer Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   teacher

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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