Watermelon Book Summary and Study Guide

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Claire Webster is delighted upon the birth of her daughter Kate. However, that same day she her husband, James tells her that her is leaving her for another woman. A devastated Claire takes Kate, and returns to her loving, but eccentric family's home in Dublin. Claire spends time with her soap-opera obsessed mother, her bickering sisters, and her father, who is perpetually bewildered by the women that surround him. Here Claire begins the slow process of healing from her broken marriage, and she meets a new love, her sister's friend, Adam. When James decides that he wants Claire back, and unexpectedly arrives in Dublin, Claire must choose between her new life and her old one.
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The review of this Book prepared by fran laniado

Clair has just given birth to her first child when in walks her husband to tell her he is leaving her for the "downstairs cow"... Claire takes her unnamed baby the only place she can think of, home to Mom and Dad (and two sisters) in Ireland.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   husband/boyfriend/squeeze

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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