The Ghost Book Summary and Study Guide

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A man whose wife leaves him has his job transfered to New York. He gets standed in a small town. An old lady rents him a cottage. He finds a diary of an former owner. She teaches him the meaning of true love and moving toward to new future. It takes place in the presents but also takes you back into time of a former time of long ago. But the past helps a man with the future.
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After the breakup of his marriage, a man returns to the US & ends up renting a special house that was built two centuries before. He finds a set of very old journals written by the woman who lived in the house then. Through the journals, he begins to heal from the trauma of his loss & see's that the best may be yet to come, instead of behind him as he thought. This book is actually two stories in two very different times but is interlinked to show that love is timeless.
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Plot & Themes

Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past traitorous lover

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive    -   engineer Age/status:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   sensitive Unusual characteristics?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   writer    -   librarian Effect of sexing    -   blissful    -   scared Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   rape/molest (yeech!) Focus of story    -   equally on two couples How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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