"Weyward" | January 2024
Our book club had the first meeting of 2024 on January 7th and we had a number of new and returning faces join! We discussed the book "Weyward" by Emilia Hart, which was beloved by all. On the whole, the group gave it a 4.5/5.
Sarah prepared a few questions for us to discuss as well.
Question: Consider the evolution of the name “Weyward” and the way women in this novel receive it. Why and how do the Weyward women grow to accept and proudly own this name? Why do you think more recent versions of MACBETH have replaced “Weyward” with “Weird”?
Question: Describe Violet and Graham’s relationship and its evolution throughout the novel. How are male/female relationships represented?
Question: Nature- or the conquering of the natural world- is often associated with male-centric literature. What is the relationship of nature and feminine power in Weyward and how does it shape the narrative?
Our next book club meeting will take place on March 3rd and we will be discussing "Black-Eyed Susans" by Julia Heaberlin. We will post an RSVP in February for the event - hope to see you there!