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Magdalena's Song

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By Pat Mestern

Reading Groups, which include Book Clubs, can obtain favorable discounts for bulk purchases of “Magdalena’s Song” from High Country Publishers. For information contact or check their website - information under Reading Groups - at

Pat would be pleased to meet with your club to discuss her book, should you live within a reasonable traveling distance of her abode - or - if she happens to be in your area on a writing assignment or doing book promotion. Pat lives in Fergus, Ontario, Canada.

A list of the most general questions for discussion is provided. Please enjoy "Magdalena’s Song" and do contact Pat if your members have any questions. The book has generated some interesting discussions!

Questions for Discussion

  1. Magdalena’s Song takes place shortly after World War Two. What influence did the war have on the people who lived in Millbrook and its environs?
  2. Theresa said “You (Daniel) can be one of three things: an imposter who knew Kenneth Walker, Daniel Cudzinki more than one hundred years of age, or a spirit, the ghost of Palumb Furtuna who has come back to life as a flesh and blood person.” Which supposition do you believe was right? Why?
  3. Daniel said, “I also believe that all the threads of my life have now been gathered and that I’m here because this is where I was meant to be at this time in my existence . . .” Why do you think Daniel returned? Do you think this is where you are meant to be? Are our lives pre-programmed?
  4. Daniel believed that the dove snatched the spirit at the moment of death. The dove often appeared at the attic windows of Theresa’s home. Where else did it appear?
  5. Pense believe that she was Magdalena reincarnated. Is this possible?
  6. Daniel stated, “If one sees a white dove, he believes it has come for his spirit. The belief is that the dove will snatch the spirit from a dying person and fly as high as it can before releasing it. The spirit will either fall back to earth again to inhabit a new body . . . or soar to the heavens as an accomplished and complete spirit, to live happily ever after, never to see earth again. The belief is that if the spirit falls back to earth, it will retain some of the knowledge of its’ previous life. That might explain Mozart, Strauss, Einstein”. In your opinion would this explain the presence of child prodigies in our society?
  7. Who was your favourite character in the story?



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