Plainsong for Caitlin Book Summary and Study Guide

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Caitlin and her older sister Rebecca live in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1872. When their father and Rebecca's fiance are lost at sea, they are left all alone in the world. Rebecca answers an ad to become a mail-order bride in Nebraska. Caitlin is the one that falls in love with Nate, but he marries Rebecca out of a sense of obligation. Caitlin knows she can never be with Nate but she still loves him.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one man-two women Who:    -   sister Family focus?    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   farmer Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   a teen Profession/status:    -   unemployed Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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