Book Talk Home | Search Book Talk | Login | RSS
Not Logged in.
Book Jacket
Turn of Mind
A first novel that is both lyrical and shocking.
Summary and Reviews
Excerpt
Reading Guide
Author Biography

What surprised you about the marriage of Jennifer and James?

Created: 05/18/12

Replies: 5

Posted May. 18, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
davinamw

Join Date: 10/15/10

Posts: 505

Expert

What surprised you about the marriage of Jennifer and James?

What surprised you about the marriage of Jennifer and James? How well do you think you know James?


Posted May. 23, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
poornimaa

Join Date: 05/16/12

Posts: 37

RE: What surprised you about the marriage of Jennifer and James?

Jennifer comes across as an independent, strong-willed professional--a person who would not have suffered fools gladly. Yet her marriage to James seems out of character. James comes across as secretive, prone to weakness. I found it surprising Jennifer put up with him and his frailties without even confronting him over them. Of course this makes her only more human and complex herself so in the end, I supposed, it worked out.


Posted May. 24, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
ritah

Join Date: 05/26/11

Posts: 16

RE: What surprised you about the marriage of Jennifer and James?

I was most surprised that there appeared to be some sort of collusion between them to hide some money mismanagement. It did not ring true for someone with Jennifer's independence and ability to support herself if she had left him. Jennifer did not appear to worry about social status or a social reputation, so what would have her motive or incentive to cover up James' apparent embezzlement?


Posted May. 24, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Erin G

Join Date: 05/24/12

Posts: 41

RE: What surprised you about the marriage of Jennifer and James?

I agree with ritah's comment above--it seemed strange that she would go along with the embezzlement and continue to cover for James. Maybe he was her weakness? She really did seem to love him, despite the affairs on both sides.


Posted May. 25, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
dorothyt

Join Date: 04/10/11

Posts: 102

Expert

RE: What surprised you about the marriage of Jennifer and James?

It doesn't really surprise me that Jennifer stayed with James, because she seems to have really loved him. As for the ill-gotten gains, I keep in mind that her convictions were nowhere nearly as self-righteous as Amanda's.


Posted Nov. 16, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Santa Fe Cowgirl's Gravatar
Santa Fe Cowgirl

Join Date: 04/14/11

Posts: 26

RE: What surprised you about the marriage of Jennifer and James?

I thought it was out of character to act as she did! I would have thought she would have exploded the way he treated her!! I would not have put up with his "little" infidelities!!!


Reply

Please login to post a response.