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Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Just a quick reminder that our October book is Swamplandia! by Karen Russell. We will meet on Thursday, October 17 at 2pm or 6pm to discuss this Pulitzer Prize finalist. Karen Russell was also just named a recipient of the MacArthur “genius grants”. More information can be found here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/25/226041866/donald-antrim-karen-russell-win-genius-grant-awards  (thanks to Stephanie Gross for the link).

Join the Discussion: Rebecca

Couldn’t make it to the book group? Join the discussion here! Use the comments to tell us what you thought of the book. Here’s are some questions to get you started:

How do you view the destruction of Manderley? Is it horrific…or freeing…or justified vengeance on Rebecca’s part? Would the de Winters have had a fulfilling life at Manderley had it not burned?

Now return to the beginning of the book. How would you put into words, or explain, the sense of loss and exile that permeates tone of the opening? (You might think about a spiritual as well as physical exile.)

Also:

Rebecca is going to be on Turner Classic Movies next Sunday 9/29 at 8pm. Thanks to Kathy Connors for the info!