The Other Mrs.
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1. Discuss Sadie’s role as a victim in the novel. Do you think she should be held accountable for her actions in the story? In what ways is she the hero of her own story?

2. Trauma and recovery are important themes in the book. Talk about how each of the characters experience trauma and how it informs their actions and behaviors. Do you think it’s possible to ever fully recover from trauma?

3. What do you think of Sadie’s relationships with Otto and Tate? How do you think her experiences from the past shaped her approach to motherhood?

4. Discuss the characters of Sadie, Camille, and Mouse. How does each perspective enhance the story?

5. Did you think Will was a good husband throughout the novel? Do you think he ever truly loved Sadie?

6. How does the isolated setting play into the novel? In what ways does it compound the circumstances in the story and Sadie’s state of mind?

7. What is the significance of the title, The Other Mrs.? Who did you think it referred to at different parts of the story?



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