|Plot Summary of Cape Light|
Berkley, Mar 2003, 13.95, 359 pp.
Life in might seem idyllic to Bostonians, living one-hour drive to the small coastal town's south. People know each other and even greet one another as family and friends are important to the residents.
Thirtyish Jessica Warwick takes a leave of absence from her Boston banking job to return to her hometown to help her older sister, the village mayor Emily, care for their mother, recovering from a stroke. Jessica is bored of the limited social life whose activities either centers on the church or the Clam Box diner. She cannot wait for her duty to end so she can rush back to the exciting big city and her developing romance with cultured Paul Copperfield. Meanwhile the Clam Box owner Charlie Bates decides to run against Emily in the upcoming mayoral election for he believes Emily is a poor leader. Surprising even to herself, sophisticated Jessica is attracted to Sam Morgan, a church attendee handyman. With all this engulfing the two siblings, Cape May remains a haven to most of the villagers.
CAPE LIGHT is a tale that brazenly tries to persuade readers into wholesome living through Christian messages. The story line contains numerous subplots focused on the trials, tribulations, and inner beliefs and strengths of several residents (more than just described above).
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Cape Light|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of romance:
- GENERAL--no other subplots apply
Family, caring for ill
Who is sick?
because he/she is
- physically ill
Special relationship with
- religious issues
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American Northeast
If story of urban/rural...
- Small town life
- from very different culture
- business executive
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- a lot of stream of consciousness
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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