Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
"Death Du Jour" is a mystery novel written from the perspective of a forensic anthropologist who works in both Quebec and North Carolina. The author, Kathy Reichs, shares these traits and more with the narrator of "Death Du Jour." The objective today is to find how author biographical information plays a role in "Death Du Jour."
1) Class Discussion: Read the back cover or the inside flap of "Death Du Jour." Who is the author? According to this section, what character traits does Reichs share with Brennan? Does this make this a non-fiction piece? Why not? Note the disclaimer before the first chapter. How does the author's career influence her writing? Looking at the first chapter, what technical information relates to the forensic anthropology profession?
2) Research: Divide the class into research partners or small groups. Go to the library and find information about Kathy...
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