|Plot Summary of Poor Mrs. Rigsby|
Multnomah, Jul 2004, 12.99, 320 pp.
Angry with Sam since he divorced her after three decades of marriage to move in with a younger chick, leaving her with a run down house and two teens, Certified Nurse Assistant Sally Cox also hates her work at the Walnut Hills Nursing Center. She detests the patients and the staff though she likes nonagenarian dementia victim Elsie Rigsby even when the elderly woman loses her touch with reality.
During a seemingly lucid moment, Mrs. Rigsby informs Sally that she has stashed away from her avaricious family a fraudulent fortune. She wants Sally to distribute the money to worthy people in need. Sally promises to do so, but the temptation to use the money to get out of her own debt is overwhelming. Yet though her conscience tells her to do the good deed and trust that God will take care of her woes though with the setbacks in her personal life, Sally has lost faith. Kathy Herman provides a deep character study that focuses on faith and greed.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Poor Mrs. Rigsby|
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Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of living:
- rags to riches story
- religious issues
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- Adult or Young Adult Book
- White (American)
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- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- mostly 3rd
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- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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