Lick Creek Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book, set in the West Virginia hills, pits a teenaged girl, who has already lost a brother, father and young love to a mine explosion, against the electric company which is installing lines through her family's property. She has an unfortunate sexual encounter with an executive and later falls in love with a Jewish worker. Their romance sets up a confrontation with the executive and the heroine takes her revenge. Forced to flee together, the couple begins a promising life but she is killed in an accident. We get a glimpse of her husband's later life as he remembers his spirited first wife.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   farm poverty    -   general poverty story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () City?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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