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If you could write one additional chapter after the ending what would you write?

Created: 10/29/18

Replies: 4

Posted Oct. 29, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
NancyPH

Join Date: 02/09/17

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If you could write one additional chapter after the ending what would you write?

I'd like a chapter from Rose's perspective. She was portrayed in a very negative manner-- I'm sure she has a story, too!


Posted Nov. 07, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
janeb

Join Date: 10/09/18

Posts: 39

RE: If you could write one additional chapter after the ending what would you write?

Thatcher’s arrival at Treat’s borrowed housing.


Posted Nov. 10, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
donnag

Join Date: 04/18/18

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RE: If you could write one additional chapter after the ending what would you write?

I would be curious to see how Zeke's life progresses after he leaves Dusty with Tig. Any regrets, insights, revelations?


Posted Nov. 14, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Wicky

Join Date: 10/31/18

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RE: If you could write one additional chapter after the ending what would you write?

Hmmm, I'm generally one who accepts books the way they've been presented to us -- for better and for worse.

That said . . . if forced to, I might opt for *less* of an ending rather than adding to it. I sort of felt that the ending of both story lines gave us an easy way out. They were "happy" endings of a sort, when I think the book might have been better served leaving things dangling in a tougher way. Most things were resolved for our characters in a comfortable way, and that seemed a bit too neat and tidy for me. Everyone got some version of what they wanted/needed.

But, but, I guess I wouldn't have minded spending a few more pages roaming the redwood forests, mountains, and deserts with Thatcher.


Posted Nov. 17, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Lloster

Join Date: 04/23/11

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RE: If you could write one additional chapter after the ending what would you write?

I would have liked an additional chapter on Mary Treat. She was the best part of the book for me, and I was disappointed that the author spent more time on Thatcher than Mary. It was obvious at the end that Willa's next project would be to write a biography of Treat and I would have looked liked to read more about Mary. I think Kingsolver is at her best when she is writing about science.


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