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The Gift of Life Book Club Notes

From the bestselling author of The Chocolate Promise comes a colourful and heartwarming story that will delight your book club.

This profound and moving novel delves into the deeper mysteries of love and loss – and the priceless gift of life. Here are some talking points to get your group discussion started.

Discussion points and questions:

  • Discuss the ways in which Gabby’s new heart is a blessing and the ways it is a curse.
  • Do you think organ transplant recipients have a ‘duty’ to live their lives in a particular way?
  • What are your own views on organ transplantation?
  • Did you find it easy to sympathise with Krystal’s point of view?
  • What are some of the different forms of family support the characters in this book display?
  • How did you feel about Cam at the end of the book compared to the beginning?
  • Discuss the ways in which animals are therapeutic for various characters in the novel.
  • In what ways are Gabby and Luciano perfect for one another?
  • Josephine Moon’s books are often characterised by descriptions of beautiful settings full of colour and sensory detail. In which scenes did you notice this most strongly?
  • Do you believe in life after death?
  • What do you see as being the central themes of the book?
  • Discuss the importance of coffee in this story, and the place of food in general in this novel and others by Josephine Moon.


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