Book discussion questions for any book your book club. Disturbing as you cant quite like anyone except, the dog, freud, aptly named. The silent wife is the tale of a longterm relationship gone bad without any possible way to fix it. Did it hook you immediately, or take some time to get. If youve been too busy to read, you deserve respite from the cold, cruel world, and a cookie. The following version of this book was used to create this lesson plan. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. For people who like their thrillersslashmysteries to have twisty plots and straightforward writing, this recent release is one. Whether you are discussing characters and their actions, setting, theme, or images, having a guide to questions that will. Aug 21, 2017 ive been in a lot of book clubs, and i know its not always easy to get a conversation going on a book. A happy place for bibliophiles to come together and read as a group. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the silent wife. Flag spoiler alert our book club met last night to discuss the silent wife by a. I was floored by the depths contained in this bookflorio dissects two marriages with the measured eye of an anthropologist, but paints the husbands and wives with unexpected grace, humility, and pathos.
The silent wife is the latest book by kerry fisher and one ive been so excited about. As a member or leader of a book club, you are likely to be reading books on a wide variety of topics, both fiction and nonfiction. Book discussion questions for any book courtesy of bookbundlz story. She professes her love for her husband gabriel, as well as her. Alicia berenson was thirtythree years old when she killed her husband. The silent wife was a really exciting and enjoyable read. Org you cant blame the publishers of the silent wife for hyping it as the new gone girl. Silent book club sunshine coast takes place on the third sunday of every month between 2 and 5pm at mykies by the bay on grand parade, kawana island. Sep 05, 2016 when you choose a popular book club book, you can often find a wealth of book discussion questions already written for you. Jodi brett and todd gilbert have been together for 20 years but todds infidelity lead to the demise of his relationship with jodi, and, ultimately the end of his life.
Oct 03, 20 the silent wife would make a great book club discussion. Alicia berenson is married to a successful fashion photographer. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of gone girl and these things hidden, the silent wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go. How two women quietly reading books in an sf bar started an. Every book page contains useful information for your book group including book club questions. The silent wife the washington post the guardian goodreads book companion jodi and todd are at a bad place in their marriage. So get your hands on a copy now and join freutcake book club as we read the silent wife. Book club questions for the silent patient by alex. The silent wife is a close look at the common law marriage of jodi and todd. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event.
Everyone is welcome, and anyone can join or launch a chapter. Told in alternating voices, the silent wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that cant be made, and promises that wont be kept. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that. The silent wife is the story of two women who at the beginning are only connected by the men they have married.
The following are questions that can be used for book club discussions for silent sister. If not, you can visit the publisher or authors website and find online reading guides. A gripping emotional page turner with a twist that will take your breath away kindle edition by fisher, kerry. Long bright river by liz moore is an impactful story about the opioid epidemic and the complicated dynamic best book club picks for march 2020. The silent wife would make a great book club discussion. Grab a drink andor snacks if you want to and settle in with your book and a bunch of fellow. Riley macpherson was just a little girl when her older sister lisa died. Dec 14, 2017 my current book club group is much more casual, but perhaps too much so. Check out this list finding the best book club book can be tough since most book clubs have people with differing tastes. Truly, jodi and todd are fascinating and it would be a lot of fun to dissect their relationship over a glass of wine or two. Book club discussion questions this page gives you a full list of all the books featured on this site, split between fiction and non fiction. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Promising to be the debut novel of the season the silent patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a womans act of violence against her husbandand of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.
This novel explores the psychological issues of second marriages, and the hardships and darker sides of a marriage. There is also something if not quite delightful, alluring in its unpleasantness. Oct 30, 2014 although the silent wife is a work of fiction, we have all heard of similar stories in the news and its unsettling to know that we walk amongst such tortured souls. A silent wife is a wellwritten novel that brings out the secrets and lies that surround a family and the experiences of being a second wife. A harrisons the silent wife is a clean, understated thriller npr. Harrisons the silent wife, readers learn that jodi will become a killer. The silent patient by alex michaelides reading guidebook. In time, they become friends and later on each others support system. Plus, you want to make sure its a book people will. The book begins with maggie getting married to nico farinelli. Harrison because it was suggested that i would like this book if i liked gone girl. The silent patient by alex michaelides feels like it could be the big psychological thriller debut of 2019. At the bottom of the page you will also find useful links, all in one place. The silent wife by kerry fisher was previously titled the secrets of second wives.
The glass house girls i loved this book i was riveted throughout. Silent hearts book by gwen florio official publisher. A publication day interview with kerry fisher, author of the. Silent sister by diane chamberlain discussion questions the following are questions that can be used for book club discussions for silent sister. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in chicago, as she the killer and he the victim rush haplessly toward the main event. It highlights the fact that one can never truly know a person. Our 23 hour meetings are primarily a social gathering with a mere 10 minute discussion about the book snuck somewhere in the middle.
Jodi and todd are at a bad place in their marriage. In one of my past book clubs, we literally only read books that included discussion questions at the end of the book because we wanted to be certain wed have a meaningful discussion. We encourage people all over the world to start their own silent book clubs. Ive found that the best book club discussion questions are ones that are openended and that get people to share their personal opinions. The silent patient by alex michaelides shows you exactly what type of book its aiming to be from the very first sentence. The silent wife is one of those books, a debut novel by a. I do most of my audiobooks while im driving around, so my mind can wander in and out with nonfiction a bit easier. Harrison, who sadly passed away this april, has been heralded by many as being.
My current book club group is much more casual, but perhaps too much so. Jun 23, 2019 the silent wife by kerry fischer book club help. The silent sister by diane chamberlain was our bookies book club read for february 2014. The perception we may have of someone is sometimes how we want to see them and not a clear reflection of who they truly are. Some of these questions are found on line at st martins press, others are created for our bookies discussion. The silent wife did that for me and in the most unexpected way i gasped, laughed and cried. Not a prolific author by any means, harrison published three nonfiction works over the course of three decades. And i realized that you dont always need monsters, ghosts, possessed dolls, or ax murderers in a story to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Silent hearts is searing, brave, and complex, but most importantly, an absolute pleasure to read.
Unfortunately, i wasnt able to find a discussion guide but i doubt that one is necessary. If youre ready to start a book club, heres 40 of the best book club questions, for fiction. The following questions may be used to lead discussions about this book in high school. The silent wife by kerry fisher blog tour this chick reads. Back in 2015 i read kerrys book the island escape and immediately fell in love with her writing, the way she explores friendship and made me recognize parts of myself in both of her main characters. The novel takes a few chapters to clear its throat and set the plot in motion, but once the tracks are laid its full steam ahead. When you have a book that is such a hit as gillian flynns gone girl was last year it is. I felt this was one of the easiest books to get through since i was dying to know how the events were going to unfold. A gripping emotional page turner with a twist that will take your breath away. Truly, jodi and todd are fascinating and it would be a lot of fun to dissect their. I was stunned to learn that she passed away earlier this year while working on a second novel and before she could witness the appreciation that her first work. Jun 25, 20 a site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Apr 06, 2016 book clubs should be a place where people are the most sympathetic if you havent found time to read. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of gone girl and these things hidden, the silent wif e ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.
The silent patient by alex michaelides is a twisty psychological thriller that lives up to the hype and more. The novel begins with the first entry from the diary of alicia berenson. While the concept of open book discussion at your book club is easy to grasp, it is a little harder to practice. No matter the genre, age, notoriety, or length of the book of the moment, book club questions can kickstart or enhance your group discussion. The silent wife a few short months are all it will take to make a killer out of her. We have more than 100 active chapters in cities of all sizes, and new chapters are being launched by volunteers every week. A famous painter married to an indemand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of londons most desirable areas. It is an online book club that meets once a month on facebook to discuss that. Here are some questions to consider when discussing the book with your book club members or here with us in the comments below.
Everything seems perfect until one evening, when alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in chicago, as she, the killer, and. The silent wife by kerry fisher dole whip and books. Paperback, 326 pages published june 25th 20 by penguin books first published 20.
I decided to come up with a generic list of book club questions to compel us to dig deeper than did you like the book. The silent wife is a boning knife of a novel, sharp and quick. Were they brought to life in a cliche or in a unique manner. General book club questions for study and discussion. Many books have reading guides at the end of the book that are perfect to use for your book club. Every other month, we post and discuss a book with these two.
Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. Literary wives is an online book club that examines the meaning and role of. Sometimes fiction is difficult for me to listen to. It is the story of two women who are second wives of two brothers in an italian family. Oct 02, 2014 midmonth, well suggest a way to incorporate the novel into your own book club meeting and then present questions for discussion as october comes to close. Discussion questions use our litlovers book club resources. How to discuss a book helpful discussion tips generic discussion questionsfiction and nonfiction readthinktalk a guided reading chart also, consider these broad talking points to help get a discussion started for the silent wife. The silent wife by kerry fisher meet your next favorite book.605 1470 1526 1430 1252 1106 448 499 1228 1347 475 301 1264 885 607 1523 173 1161 558 714 1381 1034 1164 1505 637 704 1052 1182 483 1400 785 1073 865 535 423