The Silent Lady Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the story of a woman who ran away from her matrimonial home to escape her husband's violent behavior. Mrs. Irene Baindor ran away from her comfortable home after her husband gave her a beating, which left her with mental problems. She left her son behind and lived in the streets for days before she came across Bella's house. Bella was a kind woman who had other people in her custody.
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The arrival of Irene in the house changed everything, despite the fact that she was a bit weird. She never used to talk much, feared men but had ideas that ended up giving Bella a fortune. She pioneered the construction of an inn that would house travelers. Irene made a lot of sacrifices for Bella, including pawning her expensive jewelry and giving Bella the cash for food and other household needs. She became a member of the house and everyone loved her, despite her anonymity.
Irene's son grew up and became a medical doctor and at one time she heard Bella mentioning his name. She went out to look for him and after 26 years, she found her way back to her real life. By this time she was and was taken into a nursing home where she was looked after by some of her old friends.
Best part of story, including ending: I like this story because it shows how love can change people's lives

Best scene in story: My favorite scene is where Irene buys Christmas gifts

Opinion about the main character: I like the fact that Irene maintains a warm heart even after the kind of cold treatment she received from her husband

The review of this Book prepared by Zipporah a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Husband Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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