I loved that this book was set mostly in
I live driving distance from there and have plans to visit in January
and reading this book makes me even more excited to check it out. It sounds like such a charming southern
Now for the questions…
- Teddi follows her dream to work with furniture despite her mother's lack of support, and she works hard to make her vision a reality. Do you have a similar passion or drive? Would you pursue that passion if it wasn’t something your parents supported?
- On page 197, Teddi's grandmother says, "Sometimes it's not what we hold onto that shapes our lives but what we let go of." How does this apply to Teddi? To your own life?
- The novel is filled with colorful characters. Besides Teddi, who was your favorite and why?
- Hoffman writes that the difficulty of returning home is that "a piece of us stays behind when we leave-a piece we can never reclaim, one that awaits our next visit and demands that we remember" (page12). Do you agree?
- In the hospital, Teddi nearly tells her mother that she loves her but decides against it. Why? If she had, how do you think her mother would have reacted?
- Looking beyond the events of the novel, do you imagine that Teddi and Josh will be reunited?
Thanks again Lisa! I hope you all join us in October!