Dinner List (Serle) - Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions
We'll add publisher questions if and when they're available; in the meantime, use our LitLovers talking points to start a discussion for THE DINNER LIST … then take off on your own:

1. Why not start with the people on your own dinner list? Who's on it? If you don't have a list, then consider putting one together and share it with the group—the whos and whys.

2. What do you make of Sabrina and Tobias's relationship, or attempt at one? Why can't they seem to make each other happy?

3. What do we learn of Sabrina's difficult connection with her father?

4. What does Professor Conrad add to the party?

5. Same for Audrey Hepburn? What role does she play? How does she connect with different chapters in Sabina's life?

6. One of the themes of The Dinner List is the way in which a tiny incident, one particular decision, which at first seems incidental, can end up having a large impact on our lives. How do you see this play out in The Dinner List—especially in Sabrina's life?

7. Talk about the ways the dinner party ends up changing Sabrina, her perspective and her relationships, especially with Tobias and her father.

8. Talk about the motifs that run throughout The Dinner List: regret, forgiveness, loss, family, and love. How do they manifest themselves during the course of the novel?

(Questions by LitLovers. Please feel free to use them, online and off, with attribution. Thanks.)

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