Friday, September 28

Family Tree Answers

I feel bad doing this book tour and not answering the questions. So here are my answers...

1. In the book, many secrets had been kept. What kind of an impact did these secrets have on the characters once they were revealed? Actually I think many of the characters were able to face their own flaws better once the secrets were all out in the open.

2. How would you feel if your child looked like he/she was from a race neither you or your partner showed evidence of? Would you worry about your child's future? I don't think I would worry about the child so much. Nowadays, families come in all shapes and sizes and I don't think anyone from this generation going forward cares all that much about background.

3. When Hugh discovers that Lizzie is a different race than him he questions the paternity of the child. He doesn't understand why Dana is so upset that he wants to prove he is the father. Do you feel that the faith and trust you have in your partner should be enough in this situation? Would you need to prove to other people and to yourself that you were correct? This was the part of the story that bothered me the most. I was so angry at Hugh for his accusations. I think your trust in your partner SHOULD be enough to not question their faithfulness. On the other hand, I WOULD want to know where the genes came from and would probably insist on doing the background research. But I like to think that I would not suspect my partner of anything unseemly.

4 comments:

Nikki said...

I agree with you that this generation doesn't care about background the way previous generations may have. I really couldn't identify with the trouble Hugh was having over the issue. I talked to my mom about it though, and she had an interesting tale to tell on the subject. She said when she young, she went to the wedding of a family friend. At the wedding, they discovered that the groom had a black grandmother. She said it was the talk of the entire wedding. Forty years later, that's all she remembers of the wedding. I'd like to think that wouldn't be a big deal now, but I'm sure it still is for some families.

The Nanny said...

Thanks for reading my blog. I'll check back on yours! :-)

Love, Nanny

Jen said...

I definitely agree with all of your answers. This was a great book, thanks for recommending it!

Aussiefoxes said...

I finished the book tonight and I am furious with Hugh. He is a total Bastard. I don't care how many balloons he buys or announcements, he treated his wife horribly and I would NEVER want to be married to a man like him. I would not have submitted to a DNA test and I would like to think I would have left a man like Hugh. I understand we all have secrets but to treat another human so poorly, especially one you claim to love till death do you part............