Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language Topics for Discussion

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How might Eva's career as a writer have changed if the Wydras had stayed in Poland?

Do you think that Eva made a wise choice choosing literature over music as a career path?

Why do you think Alinka took Hebrew studies more seriously than Eva?

Explain how you would feel, as a teenager, on the first day of school in a foreign country.

What would be the most difficult thing about moving to a new country: leaving familiar surroundings, having to learn a new language, embracing a new culture, having no friends?

If you were to recommend a piece of American literature to a foreigner, what book would best sum up the American experience? Why?

How effective was it for Eva's parents to arrange her friendships? What are the pros and cons of this plan?

How could Eva's "Americanization" affect her feelings toward her...

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