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The Bark of the Dogwood: a Tour of Southern Homes and Gardens Book Review Summary

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This is a tale of someone searching for their roots and who they are. The main character works for a "house and garden" magazine in NYC and is asked to write a series about the homes and gardens of the South. In stead of the obvious mansions and plantation homes, he chooses to write about the homes he visited or grew up in, and in the process discovers horrible secrets about his family.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American South Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   New Orleans Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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