Thunderhead Topics for Discussion

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What is Quivira? What is the history surrounding this city? Who first suggested there was gold there? What do modern scientists think of the stories of Quivira? Is it possible a real city of gold exists? What conclusions do Nora and her team make about Quivira when they find it? What causes them to come to these conclusions?

Discuss Nora Kelly. Who is Nora? What is her profession? What is significant about the letter Nora finds? Why does Nora want to search for Quivira before all else? Is Nora looking for fame or something else? What does the reputation of Nora's father have to do with her desire to find Quivira? Is Nora hoping to find her father's body on her expedition? Why? What will Nora get out of finding her father's body? Out of finding Quivira?

Discuss Sloane Goddard. Who is Sloane? What...

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