|Plot Summary of When Sisterhood Was in Flower|
|"Isobel Fairfax, a traditional conservative, has left her Deep South family home to "gather experience" for her intended career as a writer. She heads up north to Boston, where she observes (but cannot get involved in or even understand) the activism and hedonism of the late '60s with some amusement - until one day the wall dividing her apartment from her next-door neighbor's comes down and Isobel finds herself rooming with the world's most liberal feminist - Polly Bradshaw. Isobel is drawn to Polly despite herself, and they head off to set up a women-only commune in California. Along the way they take in a number of women from various walks of life and Isobel develops her writing craft (well, she goes from writing romance novels to writing explicit pornography). The book is truly, unbelievably hysterical, and a marvelously caustic commentary on the Era of Love, feminism, and life. "
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|Review Analysis of When Sisterhood Was in Flower|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- general liberal/left wing activism
- women fighting for rights
Life of a profession:
- family young v. old guard
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American American
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- 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
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- Deep South
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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