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Discuss loss. Why is this emotion a two-way street in this story?

What effect does not accepting loss have upon the various members of the family?

Why is Buckley the only one seems to be able to move on from Susie's death?

What similarities does Ruana Singh have with Jack and Abigail Salmon?

What loss has Ruana suffered?

Does Susie's heaven imprison her? Or is it a perfect world?

Why does Mr. Harvey get away with Susie's murder?

Do the characters experience closure at the end of the story?

Did this story turn out the way you expected?

What about this story defies the conventions of the genre?

Do you think a jury would have excused Jack Salmon if he had carried out the suggested revenge upon George Harvey?

What is the significance of the title?

Is the ending of the story a hopeful...

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