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Book Club Discussion Questions

The Gift Best Given


In 1948, Genevieve kept her pregnancy and the subsequent adoption of her child a secret. Could she have done that in 2022 in an age of social media?

How would the book have played out differently in a different time period or setting that included Roe vs Wade?

Did you relate to the story on a personal level? How?

What feelings did this book evoke iin you?

Are there any quotes, passages, or scenes you found particularly compelling?

Were there times you disagreed with a character’s actions? What would you have done differently?

Which places described in the book would you most like to visit?

Which character would you most like to meet in real life?

Which actors would you cast in a film adaptation of the book?

What is the significance of the title? Did you find it meaningful, why or why not?

If you could talk to the author, what burning question would you want to ask?

Do you have a new perspective as a result of reading this book?

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