From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tender_Is_the_Night Tender Is the Night is the fourth and final novel completed by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in Scribner's Magazine between January and April 1934 in four issues. The title is taken from the poem "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats.
Discussion Questions 1. How would you describe the characters of Dick and Nicole Diver? What is the nature of their marriage? Do they love one another? Talk about how and why their marriage changes during the course of the novel? 2. Talk about Nicole's psychological state? Why did Dick marry her? As his patient, their… Continue reading Tender Is the Night, S. Fitzgerald – Discussion Questions
God's Poisons, Devil's Remedies The young Portuguese doctor Sidónio Rosa, lost in love by the Mozambican mulatto Deolinda, whom he met in Lisbon at a medical congress, traveled as a cooperative to Mozambique in search of his beloved. In Vila Cacimba, where he meets her parents, he patiently waits for her to return from her internship… Continue reading Venenos de Deus, Remédios do Diabo by Mia Couto
Explain the title. What category or genre do you think it fits into? What do you think the author’s purpose was? Something you liked about it. Something you disliked about it. Describe the setting. Which character did you like most? Which character did you like least? Describe one of the main characters. What changes does… Continue reading Book Review Questions
September Richard Russo, Empire Falls (2001) - discussion questions here October John Cleland, Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure November Mia Couto, God's Poisons, Devil's Remedies (2008) December F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night (1934) - discussion questions here
Winner, 2002 Pulitzer Prize Richard Russo—from his first novel, Mohawk—has demonstrated a peerless affinity for the human tragicomedy, and with this stunning new novel he extends even further his claims on the small-town, blue-collar heart of the country. Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire Falls, has seen better days, and for decades, in fact,… Continue reading Richard Russo, Empire Falls (2001)
Source: questions issued by the publisher - https://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/fiction/294-empire-falls-russo?start=3 Discussion Questions 1. Richard Russo's description of the town of Empire Falls is as memorable and vivid as his portraits of the people who live there. How do the details he provides about the town's setting and its streets, buildings and neighborhoods create more than a physical… Continue reading Empire Falls by Richard Russo – Discussion Questions
It is a novel #9 in the Armand Gamache series. From http://www.gamacheseries.com/about/: LOUISE PENNY is the #1 The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of twelve Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis,… Continue reading Louise Penny, How the Light Gets In (2013)