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 do Elodie, Maggie, and Maggie’s mother approach motherhood? How does motherhood change how they think of themselves?


What do you think of the ending? Do you feel optimistic about their future?


How do you feel about the nun who kept Maggie and Elodie apart? How do Maggie, Elodie, and Gabriel cope with her cruelty?


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The Home for Unwanted Girls

Questions written by author Joanna Goodman