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Reading Group Guide
This reading group guide for Nancy’s Theory of Style includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Marta Acosta. 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.
Nancy Edith Carrington-Chambers is a young socialite who appears to have it all: the perfect husband, whom she married in the perfect wedding; the perfect friends; the perfect connections; and she’s building the perfect house. But appearances can be deceiving, and Nancy’s perfect world comes apart when she leaves her husband to focus on her party-planning business, and doing a favor for her cousin turns into having custody of a four-year-old. Plus she finds herself falling in love with her gay assistant. Nancy has her rules about how to speak, how to act, how to dress, and how to behave. But those rules might just go out the window as she learns how to really live.
Questions and Topics for Discussion
1. “’We should always live an authentic life,’ she said… even though see more