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True Love Book Review Summary

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In his books, his newspaper column, and at coffee shops in the Seattle area, storyteller and sage Robert Fulghum asked people tell him love stories -- short, true love stories. "I was expecting gooey-sweet greeting-card sentiments but got salty surprises," he writes, "nasty love and crazy love as well." There's pain and disappointment and delicate near-misses here, a soul-lifting glance from a stranger never seen again, as well as incredible tales that will make you laugh and bring a tear to the eye. There's the college boy who sought out the previous owner of the used, marked-up D.H. Lawrence books; the guy who thanks the woman who stood him up on a New Year's Eve date in 1947 so that later that night he met the woman he would marry, and many other stories. This is a wonderful, magical little book.
This report prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!)    -   rekindling lost love/marriage    -   long distance phone/letter/e-mail love Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Loss of...    -   husband/boyfriend/squeeze Lover is    -   of a different social class

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Northeast    -   Midwest    -   Pacific NW    -   California City?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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