Eden Mine offers plenty for book groups to talk about! Here are some suggested questions for discussion:
1. Were you surprised by Jo's reaction to learning about the bombing in Elk Fork? How do you think you would you have reacted in a similar situation?
2. Do you think Jo's disability influenced the decisions she made over the course of the book? In what ways? 3. Jo's artistic practice gradually shifts from a commercially-oriented practice to one that is more personal. How do you think the events of the novel shaped Jo's art? 4. Jo loves her brother even after she acknowledges that he has done something truly terrible. Do you think her love is justified? 5. Jo is agnostic, while Asa is deeply religious. Which character's worldview did you identify with more? How does hardship affect belief systems?