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XPat Fiction Book Club

XPat Fiction Book Club

Welcome to the XPat Fiction Book Club. Here you will find resources for book clubs reading one of our titles.

Discussion starters for The Verse of the Sword

  1. Formulate 3–5 questions you have for RJ Huddy. Now answer them as you suppose Huddy would answer them. Optional: trade questions with one another.
  2. Your group has been assigned to the cast THE VERSE OF THE SWORD. You have been encouraged to include amateur performers--friends, family, yourself--to act side-by-side with professionals.
  3. You've won a free trip—two weeks in one of the homes, inns, hotels, or other location featured in the story. Where will you go? Discuss.
  4. Draw a person or place from the story. Share and discuss.
  5. Abdelqader gives Harrison quick cross-cultural training when they talk in Algeria. What aspects of Islam and/or North African culture were new to you? How closely do they fit with the stereotype images that are portrayed in the US media?
  6. Share your list of three people you would recommend the book to and why. Share your list of three people you would not recommend the book to and why.