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1. Discuss the arc of Caitlin's life story.

When were the decisions she made easier or more difficult to understand?

2. Discuss the pros and cons of concluding the novel with an uncertainty like the disappearance of Caitlin. Does this leave the reader more room to interpret his or her own reactions to the situation?

3. Consider the use of nonlinear narratives. What are the advantages and disadvantages to such a form?

4. Discuss the relationship between Caitlin and Victoria. Did anyone find his or herself liking one of the characters better than the other? Why?

5. What was the impact of the author's use of an omniscient narrator who could actually get inside all of the character's minds?

6. Caitlin and Victoria grew up in very different families. Discuss how the young women's respective backgrounds affected the decisions each made in life.

7. What is the importance, if any, of...

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