The Bridges of Madison County Book Summary and Study Guide

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Francesca Johnson, a farmer's wife, gave up all her girlhood dreams a long time ago to fit into her new life in a small Iowa town. Robert Kincaid, a photographer, is on a journey to look for covered bridges. Who knew that these two people were meant to be star crossed lovers?
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This is a story of self discovery and the love that should have been. We all can relate to the novel, for everyone has had a deep romance that for one reason or another could never be. You will feel yourself jumping into the characters for a hard realization of the true powers of love.
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Robert Kinkaid falls in love with a married woman named Francesca Jhonson. The love affair ends with a good-bye. She stays with her family he goes.
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A good story and an easy read. I read this book in one day although I was given the book to read and wasn't sure I would like it, I was surprised. This story touches on the lives of 3 people. A husband, a wife, and the man that drifted into town. It made me feel a range of emotions while reading this book; I got angry, smiled to myself, and cried and cried. This book isn't to deep, not a real thinker. A good beach book.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   seduction of someone else's wife

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   journalist Age/status:    -   40's-50's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   40's-50's Profession/status:    -   homemaker Effect of sexing    -   confused Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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