UNANSWERED QUESTIONS – Questions for Book Clubs and Reading Groups

Questions for Book Clubs and Reading Groups

  1. Regardless of your age, how would you describe your parents’ relationship with each other? With you and any siblings you grew up with?
  2. Do you think Iona should have shared that love letter with Nathan? Why or why not?
  3. Have you ever given blood? If so, why did you do so? If not, why not?
  4. When Nathan realizes that he can’t be Logan’s biological father, do you think he should have immediately confronted Iona? What about Nathan’s character prevents him from doing so?
  5. The adult Lambert children “circle the wagons” when they learn what their father has discovered. In what ways would you have recommended that each of them (Fletcher, Eden, Debra, Christopher, Elaine) react to a) their mother; b) their father; and c) their baby brother on learning that news?
  6. Do you know any couples who, after more than thirty years of marriage, have chosen to divorce? What made them take such action? Do you think Nathan should divorce Iona? Why or why not?
  7. Iona’s health crisis isn’t something she was expecting. In what way(s) does her hospitalization force her to reconsider what she wants out of life?
  8. Is it appropriate that Nathan seeks out the help of a counselor to resolve his relationship with Iona and their respective behaviors with and toward one another?
  9. Both Nathan and Iona have harbored questions for years about the other. Had you been in a position to do so, what would you have recommended that they do about those questions? Would you have urged them to air them far sooner than they did? Why or why not?
  10. What do you anticipate may happen now between Nathan and Iona that those questions have been aired and answers provided?
  11. Do you think it appropriate that this older couple might still want to make love?