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Hi Sharon,
Thanks for your question. Some potential discussion questions for The Heebie-Jeebie Girl are:

Some potential book club questions for The Heebie-Jeebie Girl:

1) Each narrative voice moves the story along plot-wise and chronologically. How did this structure work for you as a reader?
What difference does this structure make in your experience of the book?
2) How did having the voice of Youngstown commenting on/adding to each of the narrative threads affect your reading? Did it affect your
reading or change how you read the book?
3) Which of the three narrative voices was your favorite? Why?
4) Are Bobby’s actions justified? Are Hope’s? Why or why not?

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Life Imitating Art (and Vice Versa)

In Throw Like a Woman, which came out in 2015, the protagonist, Brenda, gets discovered as a pitcher when someone takes a video of her throwing smoke at a test-your-speed pitching game at a Cleveland Indians game. It seemed like a plausible if slightly improbably scenario. Lo and behind, I saw a list of the Best MLB Stories of 2019 and there was the story of a guy named Nathan Patterson, who threw Read more of this blog post »
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"The unusual elements made this book very charming. I really liked it. It'd give it 4.5 if I could."
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"A sweet and nostalgic tale of how the good survive even when the forces of evil are all around. Youngstown, Ohio (the setting) is also a character, lending perspectives--all things pass away and are temporary, except the place itself.

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