Mercy Topics for Discussion

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Define Mercy. Why is the novel called Mercy? What does this word have to do with the plot? Is it called mercy because another phrase for euthanasia is mercy killing? What about Cam and Allie? What does the word mercy have to do with them?

Discuss Jamie. Why does Jamie kill his wife? Did Jamie love Maggie more than she loved him? How does this impact their relationship? How does Jamie's work as a virtual reality programmer parallel their relationship? What are the similarities between the two? In the end, Jamie realizes he could have proved his love to Maggie better by refusing to kill her. How is this true? How does this parallel Allie's decision to remain married to Cam?

Discuss Cam. Why does Cam feel cheated by his role as chief of the McDonald clan? Why does Cam not resign and return...

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