This reading group guide for The Moonlit Earth includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Christopher Rice. 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.
Megan Reynolds is returning to her hometown of Cathedral Beach, California, after losing both her job and her idealism in San Francisco, when halfway around the world, her brother, Cameron, is inexplicably involved in an apparent terrorist bombing at a luxury hotel in Hong Kong. As the plot unfolds, Megan discovers her brother recently developed a close relationship, possibly a romantic one, with a wealthy Saudi whose powerful family will stop at nothing to prevent their name from being connected to either terrorism or homosexuality. In a desperate attempt to save her brother and clear his name, Megan embarks on a race against time which takes her to Thailand, Hong Kong, and the South China Sea. Her journey thrusts her into conflict with trusted members of her own family and brings her ever closer to an unwanted reunion with her estranged father, a reunion that sheds light on his mysterious and emotionally devastating abandonment so many years ago.TOPICS AND QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
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