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Where or When Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Where or When

"Where or When" by Anita Shreve is a story about a man and woman who first experienced love at age 14 and became reacquainted after 31 years and rediscovered the love they had as teenagers. Both are now married however with families. This story tells of their love affair, then and now, with many interspersing flashbacks. It has a most surprising and thought provoking ending.
This report prepared by Barbara Ashworth








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   playing footsy while inconveniently married    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk! Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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