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Who is the true Henry Kitteridge? Why do you think he feels like he has to take care of Denise? Do you think Henry knows why Olive acts the way she does? Why do you think Henry stays married to Olive?

Discuss the relationship between Christopher and Olive. Why do you think Christopher thinks it's a struggle to grow up with his mother? Why do you think Christopher asks Olive to come to New York City for a visit? Is there true competition in their relationship? How does Christopher feel about Olive? How does Olive feel about Christopher? How do Olive's feelings change after visiting Christopher in New York City?

Discuss the relationship between Henry Kitteridge and Denise. Are they friends, colleagues, or something else? Is there true competition in their relationship? How does Henry feel about Denise? How does Denise feel about Henry? How do Henry's...

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