This Tender Land Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1. This Tender Land is a coming of age book that has spirituality as one of its main theme. What did you think about the spiritual path of the book? Did you find it too much? Did it put you off?

2. Were you surprised that Albert, Odie and Mose agreed to bring Emmy along with them on their escape? Did you agree with that?

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American Dirt Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.The book starts off with the brutal killing of 16 members of Lydia’s family at her mother’s house for her niece’s quinceanera party. Did you think the horrific scene would set the tone for the book? How did this tragedy impact you and your reading experience?

2. In Chilpancingo, Lydia asks Sebastian’s friend Carlos for help. Carlos’ wife Meredith was reluctant to help transport Lydia and Luca on the missionary bus. Meredith is the chief organizer for the church that is hosting the missionaries from Indiana and responds with ” I also have to weigh my moral responsibility here.” What do you think about Meredith’s reluctance to help Lydia and Luca with the bus ride to Mexico city? What do you think about her moral responsibility?

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The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.What did you think of Evelyn Hugo? Did you admire or disapprove of her behavior? Why?

2. Did you find the book engaging right away, or did it take some time to engage you? Was it a page-turner?

3. Who was your favorite character? Why did you like them the most?

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The Liar’s Girl Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.Alison found out that her boyfriend Will was a serial killer. He killed other women as well as her best friend Liz. Alison left the country when he was caught and confessed to being the ‘Canal Killer’. What would you do if you found out that your boyfriend was a serial killer?

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Pieces Of Her Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.What did you think of Andy at the beginning of the book? Did you think she was coddled by her mother? Did your opinion of Andy change by the end of the book?

2. Andy left New York and returned to Belle Isle when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Why did she do that? What does that show about her?

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The Life We Bury Book Club Discussion Questions

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1.What did you think of Carl Iverson initially? How did your opinion of him change as you got to know him?

2. At what point in the story did your opinion change about who killed Crystal Hagen?

3. Carl Iverson had a ‘dying declaration’. Do you believe that people tell the truth before they die? Why or why not?

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Eight Perfect Murders Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.Do you think that there is such a thing as a perfect murder?

2. Have you read any of the following books that was listed on Mal’s blog post Eight Perfect Murders?

  • The Red House Mystery by A. A Milne (1922)
  • Malice of Forethought by Anthony Burkley Cox (1931)
  • The A. B. C. Murders by Agatha Christie (1936)
  • Double Indemnity by James M. Cain (1943)
  • Strangers On A Train by Patricia Highsmith (1950)
  • The Drowner by John D. McDonald (1963)
  • Deathtrap by Ira Levin (1978)
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt (1992)
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Dear Edward Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.Which character’s story on the flight list did you enjoy the most? Who did you relate to the most?

2.Why did people write letters to Edward? What purpose does it have for the people left behind? Which letter did you like the most?

3. Edward said that he would not commit suicide. He said that he would not do that to the people he loves because he knows what it feels to be left behind. This part was emotionally charged and moving. What part in the book affected you strongly?

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Olive, Again Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1. Olive, Again had many humorous parts, which part of the book did you find the most funny?

2. There were many themes in the book. One of the main themes relates to old age and the problems older people face. Did it make you more aware of what you may have to face when you reach the 70s? Did you relate to these themes?

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