Light a Penny Candle Topics for Discussion

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What functions does the kitten Monica play in the novel?

Why do you think that Sean O'Connor has such difficulty coexisting with his sons as they reach maturity? Pick one of the relationships and discuss it.

What function does Donal's asthma play in the novel? How does he unify and divide the O'Connor family?

How does Elizabeth's curiosity about her parents' early relationship demonstrate the freedom of expression that she learns in Ireland? Could George and Violet have helped her cope with life by sharing their repressed feelings?

Do you find it realistic that Aisling O'Connor would fall for Johnny Stone, knowing from Elizabeth White's experience how intractable he is? Is the relationship with Johnny in any sense good for either young woman?

Why do Elizabeth White's friends in Kilgarret try to make her Catholic without involving the nuns and priests? What do they...

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