1. Why, in your opinion, are friendships between women sometimes fickle and fraught with tension?
2. In The After Party, who is the heroine of the novel: Joan or Cece?
3. In what ways does Joan have more freedom than Cece and in what ways is she more trapped?
4. Why did Anton DiSclafani feel she needed to set this book before the advent of the women’s liberation movement and the adoption of contraception?
Book Club Bites
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