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Discussion Questions

Things I Wish I Told My Mother

1. THINGS I WISH I TOLD MY MOTHER reveals secrets from both mother and daughter. What secrets do you want to share with your mother or daughter?

2. Do you see your own relationships reflected in Liz and Laurie’s? How are you different? How are you the same? Do you have any regrets?

3. If you could travel anywhere with your mother or daughter, where would you go?

4. What's on your mother–daughter bucket list?

5. Describe your mother or daughter in one word.

6. How has your relationship with your mother or daughter evolved over time?

7. What are your best and worst mother–daughter characteristics?

8. If you lost your mother today --- and could speak with her one last time --- what would you say?

9. Share a favorite mother–daughter recipe, photo, memory, song, place, or thing to do together.

10. What’s the most important thing your mother taught you? And mothers, what have you learned from your daughters?

Things I Wish I Told My Mother
by Susan Patterson and Susan DiLallo, with James Patterson

  • Publication Date: April 2, 2024
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1538710935
  • ISBN-13: 9781538710937