This reading group guide for Homecoming includes an introduction, discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book club. 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.
Eleanor Levine left Ireland seventy years ago with little more than a suitcase and her mother’s handwritten recipe book. Now, a lifetime later, she is a renowned psychoanalyst and has a family of her own. When life takes a dramatic turn, Eleanor decides to return to Ireland for some much-needed reflection. In Dublin’s Golden Square, Eleanor finds comfort in the book her mother gave her so many years ago and looks out her window into a community she is not a part of. There is the beautiful, young actress Megan Bouchier, who has a sadness in her eyes that goes well beyond her years; Connie O’Callaghan, a teacher who is approaching forty and giving up on love; and Rae Kerrigan, a loving wife and loyal friend, who has a painful secret that threatens to destroy everything she holds dear. The more Eleanor watches these special women, the more she is pulled out of her isolation and into their lives. But what Eleanor didn’t expect was that in helping them, she will ultimately heal herself.TOPICS AND QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
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