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Reading Group Guide

1. Could you be persuaded that certain plants have powers, as Claire describes and uses them? If you believed you possessed the magical powers that Claire has inherited, how would you use them? Whats the first thing you would do?

2. Which of the sisters resonates with you personally? Claire believes everything-everyone-is temporary. She clings to home and makes herself content. Sydneys philosophy is “you cant hold on to everything,” and so has a history of very temporary, noncommittal relationships. Are their outlooks two sides of the same coin? What is the nature of the shift that occurs for each of them?

3. Sydney does what she feels she has to do in running with her daughter. What is your reaction to her dilemma, and her choice?

4. Sydney uses her birth name, Waverley, when she returns to her hometown, after hating the name all her life; she even gives her own daughter the Waverley surname. Why do you think she does this?

5. Do you relate to Emmas passion for Hunter John? Is it possible for someone else to manipulate personal circumstances as Emma and her mother do?

6. How do you explain Claires attraction-repulsion to Tyler? Why do you think Claire sees violet sparks hovering around him the first time she meets him? What makes her eventually realize they are destined to be together?

7. Do you think a child can have the kind of insight and sensitivity that Bay demonstrates? Could a man have it? If not, why?

8. The four Waverley women in this novel (Claire, Sydney, Bay, Evanelle) have special gifts. Which of the four gifts would you like to have yourself? Why?

9. Fred observes, “You are who you are, whether you like it or not, so why not like it?” How does this statement relate to the different characters in the book?

10. Claire thinks, “When you tell a secret to someone, embarrassing or not, it forms a connection. That person means something to you simply by virtue of what he knows.” Do you agree with this? Can a secret be a positive thing? A negative thing?

11. Which character changes the most over the course of the book? What does he or she learn? What had to take place in order for this to happen?

12. Do you consider this to be a “southern” novel? Besides its setting, what characteristics make it so?

13. If you knew that biting into a Waverley apple would reveal your future… would you bite? Why or why not?

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blueidblonde, August 16, 2012 (view all comments by blueidblonde)
I picked up this book on a trip to Seattle. I typically am not attracted to this genre... however, after reading this book I must confess to being a convert. The magic, mystery and pure unadulterated fun found in this book makes it a must read, even for skeptics like me. Since reading this book I've picked up 3 other books by the same author and have not been disappointed. Take a few minutes (or perhaps hours) and let yourself experience something that we'd probably not experience in our everyday lives.
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Donaleen, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Donaleen)
The story is an easy read with a nice bit of whimsy and magic. I really liked it.
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jlevesque929, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by jlevesque929)
I absolutely adored this book. Sarah Addison Allen has this wonderful way of writing where she is able to literally put magic into her words. This is a feel good book and I recommend it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553384833
Author:
Allen, Sarah Addison
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
General
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Sisters
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North carolina
Subject:
Domestic fiction
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Psychological fiction
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General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;magic;magical realism;romance;sisters;north carolina;fantasy;family;love;gardens;gardening;cooking;herbs;chick lit;southern fiction;food;garden;women s fiction;contemporary fiction;contemporary;southern;relationships;novel;women;small town;flowers
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fiction;magic;magical realism;romance;sisters;north carolina;fantasy;family;love;gardens;gardening;cooking;herbs;chick lit;southern fiction;food;garden;women s fiction;contemporary fiction;contemporary;southern;relationships;novel;women;small town;flowers
Subject:
fiction;magic;magical realism;romance;sisters;north carolina;fantasy;family;love;gardens;gardening;cooking;herbs;chick lit;southern fiction;food;garden;women s fiction;contemporary fiction;contemporary;southern;relationships;novel;women;small town;flowers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Bantam Discovery
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.30x5.56x.67 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Endowed with peculiar gifts, the Waverleys are outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Their feisty apple tree is reputed to have prophetic fruit and edible flowers with special powers.
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