Glass Beach Book Summary and Study Guide

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After the sudden death of her abusive husband, Franklin, Elizabeth thought with Mauna Noe, the ranch she and Haley, her little sick daughter could inherit, their lives would see the brighter days. Much less to her awareness, Franklin had put Spence Laamea, his illegimate and long forgotten son who was unknown to Elizabeth, in his will as the guardian of Hadley and Mauna Noe until the day Hadley turned 18.
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After being betrayed by her first love, her greedy relative and suffering her husband's brutality, Elizabeth came to trust no one and was overprotective towards Hadley. However, Spence with his tenderness and healing hands gradually earned Hadley's trust and made Elizabeth let all guard down before him.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over abusive past lover If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   homemaker Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   confident    -   blissful    -   scared


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Pacific Islands Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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