BOOK OF THE MONTH

The Home for Unwanted Girls is Bookclubz' Book of the Month.

Use these discussion questions to guide your next meeting.

ABOUT THE BOOK

It’s the story of a mother and daughter separated by circumstance and their journey to be reunited. Philomena meets Orphan Train in this suspenseful, provocative novel filled with love, secrets, and deceit—the story of a young unwed mother who is forcibly separated from her daughter at birth and the lengths to which they go to find each other. The Home for Unwanted Girls is the second novel by author Joanna Goodman.

THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

How does the prologue (or poem at the start of the book) frame the rest of the novel? How does it relate to the book’s themes?


What would Elodie’s life have been like if she hadn’t been given up?


What would Maggie’s life have been like if she hadn’t had Elodie?


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The Home for Unwanted Girls

Questions written by author Joanna Goodman