Pearl Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Pearl

Pearl Dickenson has been working as a librarian. But when she inherits a house in a small town in Maine, she abandons her career. In Nodd's Ridge, she'll take over the downtown diner. At first, the people of the town mostly gossip about her (she's one of the only black people in town), but over time they come to love her not just for her fried chicken but her big heart. Eventually, she starts romances with two very different men. Reuben Styles is the gentle giant who runs the local garage. David Christopher is a poet. When David's teenage daughter begins to get out of hand, problems will start.
This report prepared by Ann Gaines

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Chapter Analysis of Pearl

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Inside culture (main char)    -   Black Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book If story of urban/rural...    -   Small town life Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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