Nights In Rodanthe Book Summary and Study Guide

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Nights of Rodanthe opens with Adrienne, a mother in her fifties and Amy, her daughter. Adrienne, trying to help Amy cope with the death of her husband, decides to tell her about a story long ago, her story of loss. Adrienne's story begins at an inn in Rodanthe, North Carolina where her and Paul Flanner, both divorcees, find each other. Both reeling from the pain of their divorces, they find an outlet within one another. The novel takes you through the tumultuous relationship the two share in a weekend at the oceanfront town. At the end of the stay the two must part, planning to meet again, never knowing if it will truly happen. Through the telling of her own love loss, Adrienne hopes that she may help her daugher go on living without her beloved.
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The review of this Book prepared by Abbie

Andrienne and Paul, in their mid-life, search for solace at a Bed in Breakfast in Rodanthe, North Carolina. She, a divorcee with an empty nest is searching for meaning in her life. Paul, a successful doctor, but not so successful husband and father, searches out a patients family to give them closure. The two meet and come together in Rodanthe.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   inconveniently married while playing footsy

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   doctor Age/status:    -   40's-50's Sex makes him    -   blissful    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   40's-50's Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   homemaker Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   blissful


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   80%    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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