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Discussion Questions for
THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Book Clubs | Comments Off on Discussion Questions for
THE VIEW FROM PRINCE STREET

  • Could Faith have found another way not to give up her son?
  • Since Rae gave Michael up for adoption, Rae lives to avoid further mistakes. Is it possible to live a full life when you aren’t living to win, but to not lose?
  • Lisa appears to be very open about her alcoholism and is never afraid to speak her mind. However, is she as trapped as Rae, who keeps all her emotions hidden? Is redemption obvious when it is offered?
  • As Rae and Lisa stare at the witch bottles in the Shire Architectural Salvage yard, each is at a crossroads. How would their lives have been different if they chose another path?
  • Were you surprised when Rae broke her witch bottle? What do you think about Lisa’s secret?
  • Do you think Faith’s curse is real? Do you think Lisa actually heard Jennifer, or was the voice a part of her imagination?
  • What constitutes a real mother?
  • Do you believe in being careful what you wish for?
  • What would your witch bottle include and why?

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Discussion Questions for
AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Book Clubs | Comments Off on Discussion Questions for
AT THE CORNER OF KING STREET

  • The novel alternates between the eighteenth century and the present time. Does this enhance the storytelling? How do the historical passages shed new light on the contemporary story?
  • Toward the beginning of the novel, Addie says of Shire Architecture Salvage, “For every item we were a second chance for some kind of life.” How does the salvage shop represent the Shire family, past and present? Why do Grace and Addie gravitate toward this business?
  • Why didn’t Addie tell Scott about her past? Was she right to keep it from him? How might their relationship have changed if she’d been open about her family early on?
  • Graces tells Addie, “I’ll smash this life to bits. No Shire woman gets a free ride.” Do you think she’s justified in demanding that Addie step in? Are we bonded to our family even if they’ve caused us pain?
  • How is Grace different from Addie? Why does she believe she failed her family—and why does she think Addie can prevail?
  • The characters create their own modern-day witch bottles, filling them with their hopes and dream. What would you put in your witch bottle?
  • Was Scott’s interfering in Carrie’s custody warranted? What would you have done in his situation? What about in Addie’s or Janet’s case?
  • Do you think the curse was real? And has it been broken now that Addie and Janet have mended their relationship?
  • Do you think one’s centuries-old family history can affect future generations? How so?
  • What do you make of the ending? How do you see the story continuing?

 

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Discussion Questions for
SWEET EXPECTATIONS

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Book Clubs | Comments Off on Discussion Questions for
SWEET EXPECTATIONS

  • Why do you think Jenna hide her box of recipes in the wall at the bakery?  Do you think she sensed her life was about to take an unwanted turn?
  • What is family?  Are genetics necessary to make a ‘real’ family?
  • Why do you think Jenna’s spirit lingered at the Union Street Bakery?
  • What do you think of the relationship between Daisy, Rachel and Margaret?  How have the sisters changed and grown since Daisy’s return home?
  • What do you think has a stronger impact on a child’s life—nature or nurture?
  • Do you think Rachel and Jean-Paul will make it as a couple or would she be happier with Simon?
  • What do you think it was right of Walter’s adoptive parents to keep his adoption a secret from him?
  • Are Terry and Daisy on the road to some kind of reconciliation?

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Discussions Questions for
THE UNION STREET BAKERY

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Book Clubs | Comments Off on Discussions Questions for
THE UNION STREET BAKERY

  • The Union Street Bakery is a place of love and nurturing.  Why is Daisy so hesitant to return?
  • What is family?  Are genetics necessary to make a ‘real’ family?
  • What do you think of the relationship between Daisy, Rachel and Margaret?
  • Do you think Susie’s spirit lingered at the Union Street Bakery?  If so, why?
  • As Daisy embraces her identity and her past, we learn that Susie, in order to survive, had to surrender her identity so she could return to Alexandria.   How are Daisy and Susie alike?  How are they different?
  • Do you think Daisy and Terry will reach a more peaceful reunion?  Why do you think Terry is so hesitant to face Daisy?
  • What do you think of Daisy and Gordon’s relationship?  Both have made changes in their lives.  Do you think it’s enough for them to have a second chance?

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