The Shoemaker's Wife Book Summary and Study Guide

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Two boys are left at a convent by their mother, who is widowed and unable to take care of them. The plot focuses on one boy because he is an especially hard worker, but life is rough for him in poverty-stricken Italy. In time he is forced to move to America, where he finds solace in the Italian immigrant community, and reconnects with a girl he grew up less than a mile away from. He discovers she is his home, not Italy, her. The two have to conquer many struggle in order to be together, and even after they come together, their relationship faces many hurdles.
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Best part of story, including ending: It was very insightful and philosophical.

Best scene in story: I love when the female has to make a choice between America in the life she has built, or the man she has always loved.

Opinion about the main character: I liked him, because he is an exemplary man.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   orphan story

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   10 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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