This reading group guide for Dancing on Broken Glass includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Ka Hancock. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.
In her lyrical debut novel, Ka Hancock has written a story about the enduring power of love and the devastation of loss, a story about fighting for a happiness that’s often shadowed by the cruelties of fate.
Lucy Houston and Mickey Chandler are far from an ideal match. With her destructive family history of cancer and Mickey’s bipolar disorder, it would seem a blissful union is impossible for them. But despite the risks, despite unstable highs and the guaranteed lows, they cannot imagine living without each other.
Geared up for a life of romance and excitement, albeit with some serious pain mixed in, Lucy and Mickey promise to keep each other grounded. Being confident that they can make each other happy is one thing, but with so much stacked against them, they make the most difficult promise of all—not to have children. After eleven years of marriage, they’re very accustomed to their life with just the two of them. But when Lucy gets some unexpected news at a routine check-up everything c