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Book Club questions

Why does Irena have such a hard time defining herself as feminine? What does this say about how femininity is defined?

What does Irena’s difficult relationship with her sister say about her?

How does Irena reconcile her pagan and Catholic beliefs? Are these belief systems that can co-exist?

How do Irena and Seamus’ strengths and weaknesses complement each other?

Irena is relatable because she feels alienated from mainstream society. In what way do the readers feel alienated?

How did the issues with reproductive rights and voting rights for women influence the issues for today’s women?