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Readalong: Ducks, Newburyport > Ducks Week 5: May 17-23, 700-824

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Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 936 comments Mod
We are coming around the bend! Here is the space for discussion of week 5. Are you starting to see themes, the "point," or the "reason" the author wrote this book?


Fiona Cairns | 37 comments For me the strongest themes are how we’re destroying the natural world around us whilst people shout about the right to carry guns and continue to kill each other with them. Grief for those who have died, fear for the world our children are having to grow up in. A searing indictment of America today and a frightening but accurate picture of motherhood for many woman.


Jeff (jeff_koeppen) | 171 comments Jenny (Reading Envy) wrote: "We are coming around the bend! Here is the space for discussion of week 5. Are you starting to see themes, the "point," or the "reason" the author wrote this book?" I agree with what Fiona said. The themes seem to be how we've damaged the natural world, as seen through through the point of view of the woman and the cougar, and how dysfunctional human society is as a whole.


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