Tales of the City Topics for Discussion

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In consideration of the analysis for Chapters 22-30, what other "mini-stories" or sub-plots within the larger narrative lines in the book can you define?

In what way do the parrots (see "Chapter 27", "Objects/Places" and "Quotes - p. 60) represent the various characters in the narrative?

Consider the various chapter titles defined as having multiple layers of meaning. What relationship can you see between the titles, the songs/musicals/sayings they're based on, and the events in the chapters headed by those titles?

Do you have what you would describe as "a family of choice"? What common characteristics and/or interests bring and keep you together? What are the differences of feeling and relationship between this family and your biological family?

As Norman Neal Williams points out, "Anna Madrigal" is an anagram. Later books not only reveal what the name is an anagram for, but the reason for...

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