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A Map of the World Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

How is Oprah Winfrey and her popular television program used in the novel? How do various character's opinions about her help define their personalities?

What is Suzannah Brooks' role in the novel? Why is she a lightning rod for criticism?

What do Howard Goodwin's chest of treasures in the attic say about his character, particularly vis-a-vis Alice?

How do the conflicts in Howard and Alice Goodwin's marriage intensify by the molestation charges? How does each come to regard the other and what hope does each hold for reconciliation?

What lessons does the novel offer about forgiveness?

Why, when Alice and Theresa meet for lunch and see one another at the trial, does Alice consider the change meeting in the orchard the appropriate end for their intimate relationship? What factors create closure?

Is Paul Rafferty a good lawyer? Is he a good human being? Explain what factors go...

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