Garden of Shadows Topics for Discussion

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Who is Olivia Winfield Foxworth? Why does Olivia feel it is important to tell this story? What other story does Olivia believe the public has been told about her? How is this story supposed to make those accusations seem less cruel? Is Olivia the cruel person others have accused her to be? What about this story can explain Olivia's motivations better than someone else might have suggested?

Why does Malcolm Neal Foxworth come to the Winfield home? Why does Malcolm take Olivia to dinner? What is different about Olivia that appeals to Malcolm? Why does Malcolm ask Olivia to marry him? Why does Olivia believe he has asked? Is Olivia naive in her assumptions about Malcolm's motivations? How? What clues in Malcolm's behaviors should have warned Olivia that his intentions were not as honest as she believed?

Who is Corinne Foxworth? How does her shadow overcast Olivia's...

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