Sweetbitter Book Club Discussion Questions

Synopsis:

“You will develop a palate. A palate is a spot on your tongue where you remember. Where you assign words to the textures of taste. Eating becomes a discipline, language-obsessed. You will never simply eat food again.”

These are the words that introduce us to Tess, the twenty-two year old narrator of Sweetbitter.

Shot from a mundane, provincial past, Tess comes to New York in the stifling summer of 2006. Alone, knowing no one, living in a rented room in Williamsburg, she manages to land a job as a “backwaiter” at a celebrated downtown Manhattan restaurant. Continue reading “Sweetbitter Book Club Discussion Questions”

A Gentleman In Moscow Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.Having read A Gentleman in Moscow, who would you recommend it to?

2. Did you like the premise of the book? Was it believable that an aristocrat was under house arrest for more than 30 years?

3. Why do you think that the author made the protagonist an aristocrat? How does the title of the book tie into that? Continue reading “A Gentleman In Moscow Book Club Discussion Questions”

The Underground Railroad Book Club Discussion Questions

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The Underground Railroad

Discussion Questions:

1. The Underground Railroad focuses on freedom. We see that freedom is a perspective that changes with the person and the time. What exactly does freedom mean to Cora? How does she react when she first gets to North Carolina? How does her view later change? Is her reaction what you’d expect from being a slave? Continue reading “The Underground Railroad Book Club Discussion Questions”

The Paris Wife Book Club Discussion Questions

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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Discussion Questions:

1. Did you enjoy The Paris Wife, and would you recommend this book?

2. This is a fictionalized account of Ernest Hemingway’s marriage to Hadley Richardson written from mainly Hadley’s perspective. Knowing that Hadley was the first of the one of four wives, you find her narrative convincing and believable? Were you sympathetic towards her? Continue reading “The Paris Wife Book Club Discussion Questions”

The Last Painting of Sara De Vos Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1. The setting of The Last Painting of Sara De Vos took place in various locations and time period. Did you find Smith’s method of going back and forth and between the different time periods and locations a success to keeping you engaged? Continue reading “The Last Painting of Sara De Vos Book Club Discussion Questions”

The Little Red Chairs Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.We meet Dr. Vladimir Dragan at the beginning of the book appearing like a holy man in white gloves and white hair. What does his appearance signify? Continue reading “The Little Red Chairs Book Club Discussion Questions”

A Man Called Ove Book Club Discussion Questions

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

1. Ove acts on principles all of his life. Do you think that having such strong principles make him so inflexible and annoying to others? What advantages do you see for having such strict principles.

2. Did you enjoy A Man Called Ove and who would you recommend to read it? Continue reading “A Man Called Ove Book Club Discussion Questions”

A Spool of Blue Thread Book Club Discussion Questions

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A Spool of Blue Thread Book Club Questions

 

 

 

1. A Spool of Blue Thread focuses on the three generations of the Whitshanks and their stories. There are many themes that pop up such sibling rivalry, love, death,  etc. Which theme had the biggest impact on you? Continue reading “A Spool of Blue Thread Book Club Discussion Questions”

Inferno Book Club Discussion Questions

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Inferno Discussion questions1. Did you find Inferno a page-turner? Would you recommend it to a friend?

2. What did you enjoy the most in the story?

3. The novel is based on the masterpiece The Divine Comedy written by Dante Alighieri, did it inspire you to want to read this famous work?

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