The Blue Castle: A Novel Topics for Discussion

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Who is the true Valancy Stirling? Do you think her new outlook on life is because of her diagnosis or that she has always felt the same way? When Valancy gets her diagnosis, why doesn't she tell anyone? When Naomi confesses that she's dying to Barney, does she do it out of a feeling of desperation because she wants to experience marriage before she dies or for another reason? What does Valancy ultimately realize about her relationship with Barney?

Discuss the relationship between Valancy and Cissy. Are they friends, foes, or somewhere in between? Is there true competition in their relationship? How does Valancy feel about Cissy? How does Cissy feel about Valancy? How do Valancy's feelings change after Cissy confesses to her? What happens to Cissy?

Discuss the relationship between Valancy and Olive. Are they friends, foes or somewhere in between? Is there...

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