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What is the difference between Shannon's job as a commerical artist and the paintings she does in Ireland? Why do you think Rogan is so interested in her work?

Discuss Shannon's life track before she is told about the Concannons. What does Shannon do for work? For fun? What is her plan for the future?

Why is Murphy so struck by Shannon when he first sees her? How does Shannon interpret his reaction?

Discuss the relationship between Shannon and Maggie. How are they similar? How are they different? Why do their personalities initially clash?

Do you think Amanda should have revealed the truth about Colin and Tom to Shannon? Why or why not?

How does Maeve change throughout the novel? Discuss three instances that illustrate her transition.

Why does Shannon struggle with the opportunity to become a professional artist? What issues in her life...

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