A Bridge of Straw: A really excellent first novel.

Book Groups

Book Group Suggested Questions

If you are reading A Bridge Of Straw as a book group and are getting together for a discussion, you may like to ask yourselves some of the following questions:

  1. If you were in Mack’s shoes in 1994, what would you have done?
  2. What were Kent Nicholl’s motives?
  3. What will Mack do at the end?
  4. What does Harpo know?
  5. What did you think of the passages describing writing music?
  6. What were the clues to the secret? Were there any red herrings?
  7. How did the banter between Mack and Jay make you feel? Do men really talk like that to each other?
  8. One of the themes of the book is secrets, and two in particular (Mary’s parentage and the ending) are kept as secrets. Discuss these two decisions

If you’re reading A Bridge of Straw with your book group and you’d like me to come and discuss the book with you all, just get in touch with me.


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On 1st October 2013 my novel was released to the world. It was a strange feeling to let it go after over 3 years work. Neil Gaiman said that novels are not finished, they are just abandoned. The next stage… Read more »

An intriguing first novel with believable and engaging characters. Expect the unexpected. This story will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

Julie Wild

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