This reading group guide for The Meryl Streep Movie Club includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Mia March. 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.
Three estranged women—two sisters and the cousin they grew up with after a haunting tragedy—find unexpected happiness in the most unexpected way: by watching Meryl Streep movies together. It is only when the three are summoned to their family matriarch’s inn on the coast of Maine for an important announcement that they are able to reconnect through surprising and heartfelt discussions of movies such as Out of Africa
and Mamma Mia!
and discover who they really are and what they truly want.
With warmth, depth, and candor, Mia March skillfully opens the lives of these three very different women, each coping with their own challenges and secrets.Topics & Questions for Discussion
1. Consider the novel’s epigraph, which is one of Meryl Streep’s lines from the film Out of Africa
: “Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.” What does this quote mean to you? How doe