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Open House Book Review Summary

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This is a story of a woman who has been married for many years, and he husband suddenly leaves her. She has been a homemaker, and so needs to find a way to support herself. She meets a man who is a very unlikely match for her, but she befriends him. Relationships with her mother, son and ex-husband are also examined. She learns a lot about herself and her mother. It is actually a very uplifting story, and made me feel good. Elizabeth Berg is very good at creating characters that you care about.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   playing footsy while inconveniently married Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Mother (or standin) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes Lover is    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   40's-50's Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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