Episode 16: Jennifer Ryan

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Discussion Questions

  1. What is the main theme of the book? Which of the characters is most changed through the course of the book?
  2. Which character do you like most? Why? Which character do you dislike most? Why? Which character do you most relate to? Why?
  3. Are there any recurrent symbols throughout the book? Why do you think they were chosen?
  4. Are there any allusions to other books hidden throughout? What are they, and why are they relevant?
  5. What impact did the war have on women, work, and society? How do you think women’s equality has progressed since the Second World War?


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Book Club Bites

Whether you’re gathering with a group, or reading solo, try our recommendations for a cocktail and snack that pair perfectly with the book.

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JENNIFER RYAN lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and two children. Originally from Kent and then London, she was previously a nonfiction book editor.
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