What feelings did this book evoke for you?
What do you think the author’s purpose was in writing this book? What ideas was she trying to get across?
When Gladys is koshering the kitchen, she tries to throw away Rose’s platter. Later, Rachel has that platter and nearly hits Jo with it. Why do you suppose the author thought that platter was important enough to bring back in a later chapter?
What do you think that platter represented to Rose and to Gladys?
Are there things in your own life that are loaded with meaning and history? Are there things in your life that would make it hard to walk away, even if you felt your life was at risk?
How did you feel about Stephen by the end of the book? Do you think he will make different decisions in the future?
Rachel blamed Gladys for ruining her life. Do you agree that Gladys was entirely to blame? Do you think Rachel still felt that way at the end of the book?
Is Gladys a sympathetic character? Why or why not? How did you feel about her by the end of the book? Why do you think her religion was so important to her?
This book suggests that trauma can be intergenerational, passing down from grandparents to grandchildren. When you think about your own grandparents, are there things you struggle with today, or things that really matter to you that came from their life experiences?
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