Passage Book Summary and Study Guide

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Dr. Joanna Lander is a young female doctor who is seeking to understand the Near-Death Experience. She enlists the aid of a young male doctor, who has found a biochemical means of simulating NDE's and together, they work toward documenting and understanding of an NDE. Because it is difficult to find subjects willing to undergo the experience on a regular basis, it falls more and more upon Joanna to be both observer and observed. With each encounter with an NDE, finds the experience more fearful.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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