Essay Topic 1
What effect does the small town setting have on Karon's novel? How does it add to the story? What impact does the setting have on characters, and how might they be different had the story been set in a different place?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the characters of Barnabas and Dooley. How are their lives different? How are the characters the same?
Essay Topic 3
The title of Karon's work, "At Home in Mitford," seems straightforward yet indicates a particular significance about a place. In your opinion, why did Karon choose this particular title for her work? What does this title signify? What does it tell readers about the story?
Essay Topic 4
How does Karon exhibit the concept of loneliness in her book? Which characters do you think are the most lonely? Is this loneliness resolved at any point? How?
Essay Topic 5
The church plays a...
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