1. What is the premise of WHILE I WAS GONE?
WHILE I WAS GONE tells the story of Jo Becker, a wife, mother, and successful New England professional, who discovers that the nearly forgotten past can return and drastically affect the present.
2. Which characters comprise Jo's family?
Jo's husband, Daniel is a preacher, and the couple lives in Adams Mills, a small community in Massachusetts. They live in a farmhouse and use the barn as a garage. The couple has three grown daughters who do not live at home.
3. What does Jo say might account for her feeling off during dinner with Daniel?
Daniel returns to the house, and the couple makes dinner. While eating, Daniel notices a troubled expression on the narrator's face, and he asks what is wrong. She says she has been feeling odd ever since being out in the boat. She suspects maybe she misses her daughters. She also poses the possibility that her feelings are a sort of premonition.
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