|Plot Summary of The Path of Minor Planets|
|"This book tells the story of a group of astronomers, their spouses and children, starting with a comet viewing and meteor shower in the South Pacific in 1965 and tracing their lives over the next twenty years in terms of the comet's regular returns. Eli is a young married scientist who finds himself falling for Denise, a single astronomer whose life until this point has been consumed by the stars. This is a story of lost and found love, of age and regret, as seen through the eyes of characters of various ages and backgrounds."
Deidre Woollard, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Path of Minor Planets|
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Kind of romance:
- GENERAL--no other subplots apply
Life of a profession:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- long lived adults
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- healthy but a geeky weakling
- natural phenomena
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- Pacific Islands
- Pacific Islands
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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