Hello fellow readers!

I’m so excited to launch us all in a terrific adventure, no doubt.

So to help you as you start reading this book, here are my questions.

BEWARE! REVISED QUESTIONS, THANKS TO MOLLY AT LitLovers

On Part 1: pp.3-167 [from ‘Ghosts Stir’ to ‘Until we meet again’, included] – we will post our answers on November 5

Please share your favorite lines

Ghosts stir:

  1. What effect do the first 2 sentences have on you, as a reader?
  2. Does this chapter draw you in? How does the author manage to do this?

The Drawing Room:

  1. “Ursula laughed and I was pleased that the young are so quick to read uncongeniality as irony.” How do you understand this line? Explain how it reflects or not your own experience.

 The nursery:

4. If you mentioned the title of another book in question #1, do you find here more things in common with that book?

Waiting for the recital:

5. What’s your feeling toward the Game?

 All good things:

6. Merriam-Webster describes “suspense” as “pleasant excitement as to a decision or outcome” of a novel. How does the author create the suspense here?

7. According to you, what’s the significance of the chapter title?

Saffron High Street:

8. Morton often integrates the themes of memory, relationships between generations, secret, in her novels. How has she worked them, and other themes you may have identified, in this story?

In The West:

9. What do you like most in this chapter?

Until we meet again:

10. How would you define what a Gothic novel is? Does your definition apply to the first chapter of this book? Why or why not?

Feel free to add your own questions

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Recap page

November 12:
Part 2: pp.171-335 [from ‘The Twelfth of July’ to ‘The Ball And After’ included]

November 19:
Part 3: pp.339-448 [from ‘Catching Butterflies’ to ‘The Choice’ included]

November 26:
Part 4: pp.451-593 [from ‘Hannah’s Story’ to the end]


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