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GT Book Club: TToWH Discussion

Alright, GT Book Clubbers—it’s time to talk TToWH!

I will list a few questions but, of course, please feel free to share whatever you like in the comments.


1. What did you think of the structure of the book? Did Gilbert’s narrative pieces help the book? Would you rather have read a book that was made up solely of Helen’s diary entries?

2. What do you think this book says about masculinity? Consider Arthur, Sr. and his friends, as well as Helen’s concerns about raising Arthur, Jr.

3. What do you think this book says about marriage? We have, of course, Helen and Arthur’s marriage as a focal point but there are many other marriages (or near engagements) to think about, too.

4. Why did Helen return to Grassdale to care for Arthur, Sr.?

5. TToWH has been described as “proto-feminist.” Is it? Why/why not?

6. Did you like this one?!

Feel free to add anything else you want, GT—I can’t wait to hear what you think!

P.S. If you’re interested, I found the above illustration here:


Her stuff is beautiful!

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