This reading group guide for Dear Lucy includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Julie Sarkissian. 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. .
Introduction Dear Lucy
tells the story of an uncommon woman with a unique voice and boundless compassion. Lucy has been abandoned by her mother and taken in by an older couple, known as Mister and Missus, to work on their farm. It is here that she meets Samantha, a pregnant teenager with whom she finds an unlikely connection. When Samantha’s baby disappears shortly after he is born, Lucy pledges to help Samantha find him. This is the first time in her life that Lucy has been trusted with an important task. Armed with Samantha’s letters and diary, which Lucy cannot read, and the company of a talking chicken named Jennifer, Lucy sets out to reunite Samantha with her child. What follows is a poignant story of faith and friendship, heartbreak, longing and loyalty. Topics & Questions for Discussion
1.Discuss the structure of Dear Lucy
. What is the effect of having multiple narrators? Did you trust all of them equally? If not, who did you doubt, and why?
2.At the beginning of the no