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Discussion Questions

Savannah Breeze

1. Were you fooled by Reddy? Were there any clues that he was trouble?

2. Can you imagine losing everything you own in the world, even your clothes? What do you think that you would do?

3. Is this a particularly Southern novel? If so, what are the elements that make it that way?

4. BeBe is a woman who thinks she knows what she wants in life. How does this stand in her way?

5. What does Andrews’s portrayal of BeBe’s grandparents have to say about aging? Did you find these characters frustrating, charming, or both?

6. Do you believe that people can really change? How do BeBe and Harry change each other? Is this change believable?

7. On page 162 Bebe says, “Up until the day I realized that my second husband, Richard, had that unfortunate penchant for computer porn, I’d always thought of myself as somebody who was naturally lucky.” Do you think there is such a thing as “natural luck”?

8. Each of the characters in this story has pride, and shows it in different ways. How do we see this, and what part does pride play in what happens?

9. Would you say that this is a feminist novel? Why or why not?

10. Savannah Breeze definitely has a happy ending. What is it about happy endings in general that has such a powerful effect on readers? Are there happy endings in real life?

Savannah Breeze
by Mary Kay Andrews

  • Publication Date: January 30, 2007
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 0060564679
  • ISBN-13: 9780060564674