One of the things that is so stunning about Kay's background is that she didn't have much parental support when she was growing up. Though she did have both parents, they were frequently away or unavailable.
Part 1: Why do you think Kay's parents were not aware that their children needed more attention?
Part 2: How might Kay's life have changed had she had more parental interaction and support?
Part 3: Do you think Kay's parents were good parents or not? Why?
The theme of sexism runs rampant in this book, with even Kay's father telling her that no man should be working for his wife when Kay's husband is given the position at the Post as opposed to her.
Part 1: Why do you think Kay's father thought that Phil was up to the task for the job?
Part 2: Do you think Kay would have made a better editor than Phil...
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