A Red Bird in Winter Book Summary and Study Guide

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Alexis Smythe moves from her urban existence to the Ozarks. She is a journalist who wants to write a story about a country musician who has slipped through the cracks. With the help of her family and then boyfriend, Karl, Alexis heads to Arkansas. She meets John Webber, the musician and is instantly attracted to him. They have many encounters and finally begin a romance against the odds. Through John's eyes, Alexis begins to understand the mountain culture and the people. However, time proves that the romance is troubled and John begins to believe that Alexis will never fit in to his life.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   city slicker dating a country girl/guy

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   musician Age/status:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

What % of story is romance related?    -   50% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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