Bookclub-in-a-box Presents the Discussion Companion for Jeffrey Eugenides' Novel Middlesex

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Bookclub-in-a-Box, 2005 - Fiction - 89 pages
This is a terrific resource for students and educators of literary fiction. The newer novels of our time have few supportive interpretations as of yet; the classics have too many. BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX is the spot to come for a literary perspective and understanding that is just right. If you have suffered from a lack of discussion topics in the past, use this guide! Sections include: Literary Interpretation; Writing Style and Structure; Themes and Focus Points; Characaterisation; Historical Information; Novel Summary; Author Information; Images, Symbols and Metaphors; Important Quotes. This set includes: The complete BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX Guidebook; A Read-Alongside-Guide (RAG) -- a quick reference of fast facts and things to consider while reading the novel which can be copied and distributed to members; A BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX sticky notepad to highlight important passages and to record your important thoughts; Bookmarks to keep your place in all those great novels you're going to read.

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About the author (2005)

Marilyn Herbert, the creator of Bookclub-in-a-Box, located in Toronto, Canada, is an international speaker and writer. As a former teacher and school librarian, she adapts her education skills to the effective and thought-provoking consideration of literary fiction and film. Bookclub-in-a-Box has over sixty published guides for contemporary novels. The company was established in 2002 and has an international customer base and subscriber list. Our discussion guides offer an interactive, yet educational, platform for interpreting and enjoying modern fiction. They are ideal for use by book club members, teachers, students and all readers.

Jeffrey Eugenides is a novelist. His first book, The Virgin Suicides, earned him comparisons to such writers as William Wharton and Alice McDermott. The book's first chapter, which describes a teenaged girl jumping out of a window and impaling herself on a fence, won the 1991 Aga Khan Prize for Fiction. Eugenides also received a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His other works include Middlesex and The Marriage Plot. Eugenides was named by Granta magazine as one of the 20 best American novelists under 40.

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