Book Club Questions for Instructions For A Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

Book Club Questions for Instructions For A Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

There are very complex family relationships in the novel – husband and wife, mother and child and siblings. How does the author portray these relationships?

Discuss the role of faith and religion in the novel.

Why do you think the author chose to set the novel in the heatwave of 1976 – what does it add to the novel?

Discuss the ending of the novel – do you feel that everything is resolved?