Consider the Oyster Book Summary and Study Guide

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Fisher's second book, dated 1941, is slim and specific: It's about oysters. How they live, where they're found, but mostly how many different ways one may eat them. There are lots of recipes (even one on how to make a pearl!), and a few anecdotes relating to oysters' reputation as aphrodisiacs, supposed source of poison death, etc. All related with Fisher's usual pleasantly witty and sophisticated voice, but one of her slighter efforts. Recommended mainly for Fisher fans and people who are nuts about oysters.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Water?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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