The Persian Pickle Club Topics for Discussion

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Discuss whether the book's apparent thematic perspectives on the positive, lasting value of friendship are undermined or supported by its events such as a group of "friends" conspiring to keep secret the truths about a man's murder?

Discuss whether you believe that under the circumstances, the murder of Ben Crook was justified. Relate this discussion to consideration of a larger question of whether murder is ever justified.

Discuss whether the actions of the Club in keeping the identity of Ben Crook's murderer secret are appropriate. In other words, whether friendship is more important than legal justice, or whether moral justice has been served by both the killing and the keeping of the secret of the killer's identity.

Debate the question of whether "The Persian Pickle Club" could justifiably be viewed as a feminist novel, one that advocates for the rights of women to self-determination...

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