Sea Glass Book Summary and Study Guide

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Anita Shreve writes of a love that exists between a married woman and a soul-mate she encounters too late in life. The story builds around the drama that escalates around the union strikes and organizations that began in the 19th century. The protagonist, a woman, is a strong and independent lady who can best be described as someone ahead of her time. Through a series of unfortunate events, the reader learns to sympathize with the protagonist and the love that cannot be.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   inconveniently married while playing footsy If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   unemployed Unusual characteristics?    -   Very naive/shy - Doesn't know where to put weiner

Main Female Character

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


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   40% Focus of story    -   equally on 3 in a l-triangle How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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