Safe with Me

A Novel

Safe with Me

  • Simon & Schuster Audio | 
  • ISBN 9781442369733 | 
  • March 2014
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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for Safe with Me includes 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.



Topics & Questions for Discussion

1. Consider the title of the novel, and the idea of safety—both of a physical and emotional nature—in the story. Who is keeping whom safe in this book?

2. If you had been in Hannah’s position, do you think you could have donated your child’s organs? Why or why not?

3. Did Olivia and James’s relationship change how you viewed domestic abuse? Does Olivia match your vision of an abuse victim?

4. What is the book saying about the relationship between one’s physical exterior and their emotional and psycho- logical state? How does each character try to project an outward appearance that is different from their internal feelings?

5. Read the novel’s epigraph as a group. What does the concept of destiny, or fate, mean to you?

6. Olivia has many reasons for not leaving James, not the least of which are financial. Consider the power dynamics at play in their marriage. How does James make Olivia feel helpless—and how does he also make her feel special?

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About the Author

Amy Hatvany
Author photograph © 2014 Alison Rosa

Amy Hatvany

Amy Hatvany is the author of Best Kept Secret, Outside the Lines, The Language of Sisters, Heart Like Mine, and Safe with Me. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her family.

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