They Stay The Same Book Summary and Study Guide

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The Italian Catholic, Al, and the Russian Jewish immigrant, Jake, come from their birth countries and upon arriving in America become business partners and steadfast friends. Their families always celebrated all religious holidays together with their children trimming Christmas trees, dyeing eggs for Easter, kneading dough for challah and lighting the Hanukkah Menorah. When the unthinkable happens, i.e., the kids fall in love and marry, there is a schism within the families, which permeates throughout the next generations leading to a completely unexpected ending.
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Plot & Themes

Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   different religions

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   nurse Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   40% How explicit is the sex?    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   many multiple characters How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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