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September 14, 2014, 06:01:41 PM

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An epistolary novel is one that tells a story through letters.  Does this book differ from a typical epistolary novel?  Do you think anyone other than the reader sees the letters that Grandfather and Grandma write?  We don't know if Grandma ever gives hers to Oskar and Grandfather's were never mailed....

What sort of relationship do the characters in this book have with the act of writing?  What about Grandfather?

What did it mean to Grandfather to bury his letters in the empty coffin?

Which other characters in the story engage in letter writing?  Does it serve a purpose for them and/or for the story?

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