This is the Place Book Summary and Study Guide

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The young lady is the product of a mixed marriage between a morman and a non-morman in a small Utah town in the 1950s. The plot revolves along family realations, prejudice, love-hate relationships. This lady is coming of age, feeling trapped to the land she loves, and explores how to find her own freedom.
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The review of this Book prepared by David Leonhardt

A young journalist realizes that because she is half Mormon and half Protestant she is not suitable material for love--in the state she lives in, in the town she calls home and even within her own family. She delves into her Mormon heritage and journals her way through prejudice into redemption. This novel, set in Salt Lake City in the 50s, reveals not only complexities for the heart but the secrets of what some consider a mysterious place and culture.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting discrim. (other than racial/gender)    -   religious issues Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American West Strong "rags to riches" component?    -   Yes Family, loving relations    -   Yes 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:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Desert?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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