1. What is the first object Dr. Jordan brings to ask Grace about her associations with it?

2. Why did Mary Whitney decide to get an abortion?

3. What kind of quilt does Grace make at the end of the novel?

4. Who does Dr. Jordan not have sexual fantasies about?

5. Why did Aunt Pauline and Uncle Roy encourage Grace’s family to move to Canada?

6. What type of flower does Grace frequently dream about?

7. Where did Grace’s mother die?

8. Why does Grace have permission to work in the Governor’s house during the day?

9. What does Grace hear McDermott doing in his room above the stable?

10. According to Grace’s description, what was odd about the layout of Mr. Kinnear’s house?

11. What did Jamie Walsh emphasize in his testimony against Grace during the murder trial?

12. What do the paintings in Mr. Kinnear’s room depict?

13. What is Dr. DuPont’s area of expertise?

14. What happens to Dr. Jordan after he returns to the United States?

15. Why does Nancy have a short temper with Grace?

16. What is it that Grace finds upsetting about the keepers who escort her to and from the Governor’s house?

17. What does “Lady of the Lake” refer to?

18. Why does Reverend Verringer write to Dr. Bannerling at the end of the book?

19. What is it about Jamie Walsh that disturbs Grace after she marries him?

20. Which of the following is not one of Mary Whitney’s “democratic ideas”?

21. What detail from Susanna Moodie’s account of Grace’s life does Dr. Jordan discuss with Mr. MacKenzie?

22. Why did Grace reject Jeremiah’s invitation to run away with him?

23. What plan does Mrs. Humphrey suggest to Dr. Jordan when she receives news of her husband’s return?

24. Who embraced Grace from behind in the dream she had on the night of the thunderstorm?

25. What famous storyteller does Mr. MacKenzie compare Grace to?