The Heaven of Mercury Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book tells the story of Finus, an old man who has spent his life in a small Southern town. He reflects back on his marriage and his unrequieted love for Birdie. There is a small mystery in the form of the mysterious death of Birdie's husband Earl that Finus unravels as a way of clearing her name while writing her obituary.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   chased obsessively but totally uninterested

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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