The Path of Minor Planets Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book tells the story of a group of astronomers, their spouses and children, starting with a comet viewing and meteor shower in the South Pacific in 1965 and tracing their lives over the next twenty years in terms of the comet's regular returns. Eli is a young married scientist who finds himself falling for Denise, a single astronomer whose life until this point has been consumed by the stars. This is a story of lost and found love, of age and regret, as seen through the eyes of characters of various ages and backgrounds.
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Plot & Themes

Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   scientist/scholar Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   long lived adults Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Pacific Islands Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Pacific Islands

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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