Then Came You
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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Then Came You
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The man in the suit was watching me again.
It was March of my senior year in college, a clear, chilly afternoon, when I felt what was, by then, the familiar weight of a man’s gaze, while I sat by myself in the food court. I looked up from my dinner, and there he was, at the end of the line for the salad place, looking at me the way he had for the past three weeks.
I sighed. The mall was one of my favorite places, and I didn’t want to give it up because of some creep.
I’d found the mall my freshman year. If you walked off campus, across Nassau Street and into...see more
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Questions & Topics for Discussion
- Discuss the different mothers that make up Then Came You. How does the behavior of these women directly affect their children?
- 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?
- 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