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These Granite Islands
by Stonich, Sarah
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1. Why did Stonich have Isobel tell the story looking back on her life, instead of telling it when it happened? How did the passing of time change Isobel's impressions of what happened?

2. Isobel believed that affairs were wrong, yet she was complicit in Jack & Cathryn's affair. How was she able to reconcile her beliefs and her actions?

3. What were your impressions of the friendship between Isobel and Cathryn? How did their friendship affect each of them?

4. How did the setting and time period affect the story? How would it have been different if set in a contemporary setting?

5. Did Isobel and Victor have a good marriage? How did the events of the story affect their relationship?

6. Is Isobel able to come to terms with her past at the end of her life?

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