The Stone Diaries Book Summary and Study Guide

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Daisy Goodwill Flett has neared the end of her life, and, facing her impending death, reflects upon the entirety of her life spanning the 20th century. She is introspective and retrospective. She tells stories of being a daughter, being a wife, being a mother. More than being about particular events in one woman's life, this book is about memory, life, and morality.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   60's-90's


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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