“The Story of an Hour, The Storm, “Hills Like White Elephants”

1. Rank the stories in order of preference. Give your rationale. 
2. Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” was written in 1898 but was not published until 1969. There’s a reason for that. Do you agree with what you think this story says? 
3. Compare “The Storm” with “The Story of an Hour.”  What connections did you see?
4. Give your first impression of “Hills Like White Elephants.”  How much did the story change for you once you realized what the couple was talking about?
5. Discuss your expectations of The Book of Lost Friends versus the actual text. Can you judge a book by its title or cover? What do you think of the novel so far after reading the first five chapters?