Side Canyons Book Summary and Study Guide

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Five Star, Oct 2004, 26.95, 258 pp.
ISBN: 1594141150

In their mid forties, the two college friends Angie and Laurie agree to go rafting on the Colorado through the Grand Canyon. Angie is the catalyst behind the trip as Laurie, although unhappy, has doubts about the venture. She does not want to hurt her taciturn rancher spouse John by going off after just returning from a trip. Also joining them on the trip are Ava, Helen, and Gina.
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At the Grand Canyon, Robb is the guide who will take the women on their voyage down the rapids. Shockingly, Laurie freed from her husband even temporarily, flirts outrageously with the younger handsome hunk while the others take in the adventures of a nine day escapade.

SIDE CANYONS is based on a real account of a woman who made the trek. The descriptions of the rafting bring out the beauty of nature while also forging a tight sisterly relationship between the women. Though the inclusion of poetry and other asides add to the feel of a journal, those entries also seems intrusive as it slows down the trip on the Colorado River. It is when the individuals ponder life in front of the grand scale of nature that fans will appreciate the expedition.

Harriet Klausner
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   water adventure GROUP of women story?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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