Reading guide for Revenge Of The Middle-Aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchan

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Revenge Of The Middle-Aged Woman

by Elizabeth Buchan

Revenge Of The Middle-Aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchan
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    Feb 2003, 368 pages
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    Jan 2004, 352 pages

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  1. Do you think the young Rose should have stayed with Hal or did she make the right decision to marry Nathan?How would you describe Minty's relationship with Rose? Were there definite indicators something was amiss that Rose might have noticed sooner?

  2. Do you think that Rose was complacent in her marriage and career? What have you learned from her journey toward self-exploration?

  3. What do you think of Minty? Did she really want Rose's life all along and just pretended to be independent or do you think something changed her?

  4. Rose sought friendship and solace with friends to help her through the depression. Are there other ways she might have helped herself? What would you have done?

  5. The novel was written from a wife's point of view. At any time in the novel, did you find yourself sympathizing more with Nathan than with Rose?<

  6. Which character, if any, in the novel disappointed you most and why? Which character surprised you most and why?

  7. How do you think Rose's life choices have influenced her daughter Poppy's life? Do you think Poppy's marriage will last?

  8. The novel ends on an ambiguous note. What do you think happens next?


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