Goodnight Nebraska Reading Group Guide None

  • Title: Goodnight, Nebraska Reading Group Guide
  • Author: Tom McNeal
  • ISBN: 9780676585865
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
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    Goodnight, Nebraska by Tom McNeal Jan , I started reading Goodnight, Nebraska because I thought it was a sports novel It turned out to be anything but It is a story about life, forgiveness, infidelity, and love This novel made me think about happiness According to a minor character Dixie, we are responsible for our own happiness. Goodnight, Nebraska Reading Group Guide by Tom McNeal Tom McNeal was born in Santa Ana, California, where his father and grandfather raised oranges He spent part of every summer at the Nebraska farm where his mother was born and raised, and after earning a BA in English at UC Berkeley and an MFA in Creative Writing at UC Irvine, he taught school in the town that was the inspiration for his novel, Goodnight, Nebraska. Goodnight, Nebraska ReadingGroupGuides Goodnight, Nebraska describes Randall s ten year progress, from disreputable friends and a too early marriage to a renewed effort and, at last, a possibility for the sort of redemption he has long been seeking, and in the telling it becomes the story not just of one young man but of an entire community In the great tradition of Sherwood Goodnight, Nebraska by Tom McNeal Reading Guide Book Club Editorial Review Randall Hunsacker, the protagonist of Tom McNeal s first novel, Goodnight, Nebraska, is only , but already he has two strikes against him his father s death when Randall was thirteen led to a succession of stepfathers moving through his life and the last one, Lenny, Randall has shot.The shooting, a suicide attempt, and a stint in juvenile hall is what brings Randall to Goodnight, Nebraska by Tom McNeal Reading Guide READERS GUIDE The questions, discussion topics and suggested reading list that follow are intended to enhance your group s reading of Tom McNeal s Goodnight, Nebraska.We hope they will point out a number of interesting ways of approaching this marvellously rich and nuanced novel of small town life by one of America s most gifted writers. Goodnight, Nebraska by Tom McNeal Book Club Discussion Goodnight, Nebraska Reading Group Guide Reading Group Guide Discussion Questions Goodnight, Nebraska by Tom McNeal How and when was the pattern set for Louise s wild and self destructive life Why is she unable to break out of this pattern, while Randall, ultimately, is .

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      Tom McNeal was born in Santa Ana, California, where his father and grandfather raised oranges He spent part of every summer at the Nebraska farm where his mother was born and raised, and after earning a BA in English at UC Berkeley and an MFA in Creative Writing at UC Irvine, he taught school in the town that was the inspiration for his novel, Goodnight, Nebraska Tom has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, and his short stories have been widely anthologized.



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