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Reader’s Guide – Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life

  With the help of the discussion questions listed below you can now have an in depth conversation about Kate Atkinson’s award winning book, Life After Life.   1. Ursula Todd gets to live out many different realities, something that’s impossible in real life. Though there is an array of possibilities that form Ursula’s alternate [...]

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Reader’s Guide: Bark by Lorrie Moore

  A book club discussion guide for Bark by Lorrie Moore.

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Reader’s Guide: The Forever Girl

  The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith Published: Feb 11, 2014 by Knopf Canada ISBN: 9780345807557 Price: $29.95 Chapters-Indigo Amazon       1. The opening of The Forever Girl is different from those of other Alexander McCall Smith novels in that the narrator uses the first person and addresses the reader directly. What [...]

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Reader’s Guide: The Winter People

  The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon Published: Feb 11, 2014 by Doubleday Canada ISBN: 9780385681452 Price: $29.95 Chapters-Indigo Amazon         1. At the heart of the novel is the longing to be reunited with a loved one who has died. How would you respond to this possibility, even if you could [...]

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Reader’s Guide – Wayne Johnston’s The Son of a Certain Woman

  With the help of the discussion questions listed below you can now have an in depth conversation about Wayne Johnston’s Giller nominated, The Son of A Certain Woman. 1. The novel, told from Percy’s perspective, has him looking back and giving a detailed account of his early life. From the opening paragraph we are [...]

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Reader’s Guide: Longbourn by Jo Baker

  Longbourn by Jo Baker Published: Oct 08, 2013 by Random House Canada ISBN: 9780345813602 Price: $30.00 Chapters-Indigo Amazon   1. What did you think of Jo Baker’s stylistic choice to include multiple characters’ perspectives in a single chapter? Do you think it enhanced the book? 2. What were your thoughts on the beginning of [...]

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Reader’s Guide: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

     MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood Published: Aug 27, 2013 by McClelland & Stewart ISBN: 9780771008467 Price: $32.95 Chapters-Indigo Amazon   1. Why are Adam and Zeb so different? Or are they more similar than they first seem? 2. The MaddAddamites set about building a basic community for themselves, one that meets the need for [...]

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Reader’s Guide: The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King Published: Aug 13, 2013 by Anchor Canada ISBN: 9780385664226 Price: $19.95 Chapters-Indigo Amazon   1) Consider the evolution from the title Pesky Redskins: A Curious History of Indians in North America to the book’s title, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious [...]

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Reader’s Guide: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud Published: Apr 30, 2013 by Knopf Canada ISBN: 9780307401168 Price: $29.95 Chapters-Indigo Amazon   1. Note Claire Messud’s epigraphs for the novel—quotes from some very persuasive, and very powerful, male writers. How do these words set up expectations for the reader? How do these choices look to you upon [...]

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Reader’s Guide: The Watch By Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

    The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya Published: Mar 12, 2013 by Vintage Canada ISBN: 9780307402240 Price: $19.95 Chapters-Indigo Amazon 1. In ancient Greek lore, Antigone (pronounced anne-TIH-guh-nee) is a defiant young woman willing to risk her life so that her brother’s body can receive proper burial rites. Their uncle, King Creon (KREE-on), has become [...]

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