The Bridges of Madison County Topics for Discussion

Robert James Waller
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How did the author learn of the story of Francesca and Robert? What impact did the story have on Robert Waller and why?

Why did Robert Kincaid have difficulty relating to people on an intimate basis? What destroyed his marriage? Why did photography appeal to him as a profession?

Why was Francesca vulnerable when she met Richard Johnson? What were her true feelings about her husband? Why did her husband have a problem with intimacy?

Why did the relationship that developed between Francesca and Robert seem to be destiny? What evidence is there in the story that their feelings for one another were true love? What did Robert's statement, "I am the highway and a peregrine and all the sails that ever went to sea," mean?

Why didn't Francesca go with Robert? How did she feel about her decision? How was it both the...

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