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Heartburn Summary
Nora Ephron

Everything you need to understand or teach Heartburn by Nora Ephron.

  • Heartburn Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Heartburn Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Heartburn Summary

Plot Summary

Heartburn, by Nora Ephron, is a novel based on six weeks in the life of Rachel Samstat. Rachel is married to Mark Feldman and they have a two-year-old son, with another child on the way. At seven months pregnant, Rachel learns that her husband is in love with another woman. Heartburn is Rachel's narrative of the events that follow this revelation.

Rachel Samstat is stunned to learn that her husband Mark is involved with another woman. The fact that she learns this after reading a loving inscription in a book, an inscription which mentions her son, is just another blow. Confronting Mark, Rachel is devastated when Mark tells her that he loves Thelma Rice, and that he believes Rachel to be a nag and a shrew. Despite this, Mark expects Rachel to stay with him, as they have a son and are expecting another baby. Rachel flees to...

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Study Pack

The Heartburn Study Pack contains about 51 pages of study material in 3 products, including:

Heartburn Study Guide

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Heartburn Lesson Plans contain 126 pages of teaching material, including:

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