The Road from Coorain Topics for Discussion

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Explain the dynamic between Conway's parents differing (a) geographical upbringings, (b) social class, and (c) religion and how it affected their lives together.

How did the drought at Coorain affect Conway's father? How does it relate to his probable suicide?

How did Conway's mother handle her father's death? To what extent was her response unhealthy?

How did Conway figure out that she was going to study history?

In what way did Conway have an unhealthy relationship with her mother?

Explain the various manifestations of spirituality and religion in the book. Give three examples and explain how they were integrated into the story.

How did Bob's death affect Conway? Barry? Conway's mother?

Why did Conway decide to leave her mother in Sydney and go to the United States?

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