She Walks These Hills Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jeremy Cobb, a college professor, is obsessed with Katie Wyler, an early settler in the hills of Tennessee. Katie's family was killed by a group of Native Americans. Only her younger brother Andrew was able to get away. Katie was taken captive to Ohio territory. Eventually she was able to escape and made her way on foot back to Tennessee. Jeremy decides to follow a portion of the path Katie may have taken on her trek home. With no hiking experience, Jeremy fills his backpack with unnecessary items. He discards most along the trail, becoming very ill and lost on the mountains.
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Meanwhile, Harm Sorley, age 63, convicted murderer, escapes from the local penitentiary. In his deluded mind, he heads home to the Tennessee mountains. Twenty years after the murder, no one is very concerned about the escape of an old, sick man. Until, that is, Harm's ex-wife is found dead and a baby from a local family goes missing.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   being chased through wilderness Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Terrain    -   Forest

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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