This reading group guide for Sing for Me includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Karen Halvorsen Schreck . 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.
Rose Sorensen is a young woman gifted with a voice to sing and a heart to serve her disabled sister. Raised in the Danish-Baptist Church and by emotionally absent parents, Rose plays the roles expected of her within these spheres of protection. But what happens when a young woman crosses these thresholds and finds that she is fully alive in a jazz club that plays secular music rather than the cathedral halls of her church filled with hymns? And what happens when she is most happy in the presence of an African-American pianist rather than with the Danish man her parents believe she should marry? Rose’s passions clash against the ideals and secure ways of life for a young Danish woman in depression-era Chicago. Tenacity and true faith, amidst great risk, are born out of Rose’s resolute pursuit to discover God’s calling on her life as well as true love. Topics & Questions for Discussion
1. Rose’s passion for worldly music rather than solely religious music cross the