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Ann Patchett
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At the end of the novel, Marina agrees to trade Easter for Anders, to escape the Hummocca tribe, and to bring Anders to safety. Why does she choose this? Do you think Easter understands what is happening? Do you agree or disagree with her decision? Why? What would you have done?

Marina agrees to go to the Amazon jungle at the urging of Karen, in search of the truth about Anders, and at the urging of Mr. Fox, her lover and boss. Would you have gone? Why or why not? Why do you think Marina chose to go? Was she doing it for herself, for Karen, or for Mr. Fox? Do you think either of those people were right to ask her to go? Why or why not?

Consider Swenson's fertility research with the Lakashi women. What benefits does lasting fertility have for the...

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