Welcome to the Book Club discussion for The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis. Below is a list of discussion questions to get the conversation started. We are excited to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Feel free to answer all the questions, or pick and choose a few questions to discuss!
- Why was Darby attracted to Esme as a friend? What characteristics did Esme espouse that Darby de- sired? Is Esme a foil for Darby? If so, then what does Stella represent? Which one of these three characters would you rather be in the story and why?
- What did you think of young Stella’s plan to nd the wealthiest, handsomest man she could? Do you think it was a mark of codependence or independence? Why or why not? Did your impression of Stella change from the 1950s to 2016? If so, how and why?
- What did you think about how The Dollhouse portrays the darker, seedy underbelly of the New York City jazz scene in the 1950s? Does it still retain its glamour? Why or why not?
- Do you think Rose is justi ed in her skewering description of the modern startup workplace and startup CEO? Do you think it accurately re ects the modern culture of these workplaces?
Questions from publisher’s website.
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