May 2020: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Updated: Apr 25


  • What does the title mean?

  • Were you familiar with the impact of the Vietnam War before reading this book?

  • How did you process the role of military trauma in Little Dog's life?

  • What do you think was Little Dog’s reason for writing this letter?

  • How does the book explore the idea of inherited family trauma?

  • Discuss Little Dog’s relationship with Paul, compared to those with his mother and grandmother.

  • What feelings did you have around the whispered queerness?

  • How did you react to the writing style?

  • What concepts stuck with you after finishing the book?

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