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While I Was Gone Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Eli seems to believe in some sort of "balance," in that his horrible action of the past has been erased by the many he has helped since. In the case of Eli, do you think he has in any way atoned for his crime? Is that even an appropriate question given the nature of his crime?

When her daughters point to Jo as one who has had an easy and uneventful life, might those instances provide the opening Jo needs to tell her daughters of some of the dangerous things she has witnessed in order to caution her daughters? Or is it better for Jo to keep quiet and let her daughters think of her as an example of someone that has always been responsible?

The author often goes into great detail in describing some of the actions of characters, for example even telling in order how...

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