|Plot Summary of Plant Life|
|"Laurel's marriage has failed, although she's loathe to admit it until she runs into the new wife at the grocery store -- and she's obviously pregnant. Upset and confused, Laurel makes the journey home to the small North Carolina textile mill town where she grew up.
Life isn't much better there. Laurel's parents are going through changes of their own thanks to the march of time. Her mother's friends, who are also her co-workers at the mill, have their own life crises. Laurel goes to work at the mill and is placed in charge of working on a history for the anniversary of the mill's opening. As she talks to the women and sorts through the documents (and as she finds some other memorabilia at her parents' house), she begins to piece together a picture of some very strong women.
The story is told in shifting viewpoints. There are quite a number of characters for the reader to keep track of although Laurel and her family serve as the focal point for the narrative action."
ldpaulson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Plant Life|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of romance:
- marriage/relationship going to pieces
Life of a profession:
- blue collar worker
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- rotating 1st
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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