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Discussion Questions

The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love

1. Medlicott interweaves her stories with real issues that confront aging women, i.e. health concerns, financial concerns, the pursuits of passions and lifelong dreams, adult/parent relationships, and the necessity of female friendships. What were some issues that had resonance for you?

2. Of the three women, with whom did you most identify? Why?

3. If you were to describe the strengths and weaknesses of each woman, how would you explain the way in which they complement each other? What makes this household work so well?

4. How did you feel about Hannah's relationship with her daughter Miranda, and how did you feel about Hannah's reaction to her grandson Sammy's drinking and accident?

5. Do you think Grace made the right decision in not marrying Bob?

The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love
by Joan Medlicott

  • Publication Date: May 15, 2001
  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 0312979452
  • ISBN-13: 9780312979454