Tinkers Topics for Discussion

Paul Harding
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Who is the true George Washington Crosby? Why do you think he goes back in time to recount his life as a boy, his father's life, and his grandfather's life? Do you think George's thoughts are what really happened? Do you think he's making it up in his own mind to find peace before he dies?

Discuss the relationship between George and Howard. Do you think George respects his father? How does their relationship change after Howard injures George's hand during one of Howard's seizures? Why do you think Howard goes after George when George runs away? Is there true competition in their relationship? How does George feel about Howard? How does Howard feel about George? Why do think Howard seeks George out on that Christmas Day?

Discuss the relationship between George and Marjorie. Are they just brother and sister, or do you think...

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