How does Willie fit into her family tree? What similarities do you see between Willie and her female ancestors? Her male ancestors?
Why does Vi choose this time to partially spill her secret about Willie’s paternity to her? Do you think that Vi would have told her eventually, regardless of Willie’s unexpected homecoming?
How does Willie’s opinion about her family and her hometown change? Could this change have happened without Willie knowing her paternity?
Is this a book you’d recommend to a friend? Why or why not?