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'Canada' by Richard Ford

Book Club Discussion Questions


Canada by Richard Ford

Canada by Richard Ford

These questions will allow your book club to explore the themes and writing in Canada by Richard Ford.

Spoiler Warning: These questions contain important details from Canada. Finish the book before reading on.

  1. Do you think this work was worthy of a Pulitzer Prize winner? Why or why not?
  2. If you were to describe the rhythm of the book, what words would you use?
  3. Who did you have more sympathy for? Bev or Neeva? Why?
  4. Do you think Dell should have reacted differently when his parents were imprisoned?
  5. Why do you think Berner left her brother?
  6. Did you appreciate the foreshadowing or did it kill the suspense for you?
  7. Did Dell’s narration keep you intrigued the entire running length of the story? Why or why not?
  8. What frightened you most about Dell’s life? His circumstances or the people he was around?
  9. Which section of the book did you prefer? Part I or Part II? Why?
  10. Rate Canada 1 to 5.
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