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Then Came You

Then Came You

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Jules is a gifted college student- but at a personal cost. She has acquaintances instead of friends and family she's ashamed of- including a father battling addiction. When she discovers she can earn much needed money by donating her eggs, she believes she has finally found a way to save her father.
Annie married her high school sweetheart and became a mother. After years of staying at home and struggling to support her family on just her husband's salary, she thinks she's found a way to recover a sense of purpose and bring in some extra cash.
India has changed everything about herself: her name, her face, her past. When she falls for a wealthy older man, Marcus, she decides a baby will ensure her happy-ever-after. But her attempts at pregnancy fail, and she must turn to Annie and Jules to help make her dream come true
Then each of their plans is thrown into disarray when Marcus' daughter, intent on protecting her father, becomes convinced that his new wife is not what she seems…
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  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 384 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780857208125 | 
  • July 2012
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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for Then Came You includes discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Jennifer Weiner. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.


Questions & Topics for Discussion


  1. Discuss the different mothers that make up Then Came You. How does the behavior of these women directly affect their children?
  2. India, Annie, and Jules are all motivated, to a large degree, by financial gain. How did this affect your feelings towards them? Were some of their motivations more acceptable to you than others?
  3. When visiting her father in Pittsburgh, Jules comments, “I don’t make excuses. I know what he’s doing is illegal. I know that he’s a drain on taxpayers’ resources, that people who work hard at their jobs are the ones paying for his apartment and his food, for the cops that bust him and the counselors who hand him pamphlets about AA and methadone…But he’s my father…and I don’t believe that it’s his fault. It’s not like he’s lazy, some privileged rich kid trying to escape from some imaginary heartache or chasing some feel-good high. He takes drugs so that he can feel something close
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Jennifer Weiner
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Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is the international number one bestselling author of eight novels, including Best Friends Forever, Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major film starring Toni Colette and Cameron Diaz, Certain Girls and Fly Away Home. Visit Jennifer at www.jenniferweiner.com

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