December: Last Christmas in Paris
Do you like books that are written in letter format? Or in other words, books that tell the story between people based on their letters/correspondence. They fascinate me, actually.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS & THOUGHTS:
Here's a thought-provoking quote from one of Evelyn's (Evie's) first letters to Thomas Harding:
"You know I have a dreadful tendency for over enthusiasm & I'm afraid this war might bring out my very worst best intentions."
What does Evie mean by saying this? How are our very worst best intentions sometimes made manifest?
Why are letters such an interesting way to tell a story? Is it possible people were more direct & descriptive in their letters because it was their only form of communication when distance & war were involved?
How does Evie (alias of Genevieve Wren) contribute to the LDT? Are her columns on “A Woman’s War” unique or traditional for her time?
At what point does Evie seem to realize she’s in love with Thomas Harding? Why does she believe she’s just a dear friend to him?
What do you think of Evie's relationship with Hopper?
What are some of the main reasons Evie decides to enroll in the WAAC? Is her decision to run away from things brave and wise or cowardly?
Who is Delphine? What gift does Thomas give her when they meet up in Paris in December of 1968? How does she remind him of Evie?
Also, I mentioned a few of my other letters format favorites on my IG video; here they are!
Dennis & Greer : Molly Gould
Ella Minnow Pea: Mark Dunn
The Potato Peel Pie Society: Mary Ann Barrows & Annie Shaffer
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Hi, I'm Katie! I'm 33 years old, have 2 little babes, live in sunny Arizona & have begun dabbling in a bit of writing of children's books.