Murphy Andersen believes the scar that disfigures her face is the outward reminder of the terrible mistake that mars her soul. Have you ever studied your face in a mirror to see if it reveals your innermost thoughts?
I invented the “gift” of being a soul searcher—the ability to get others to open up and reveal their secrets like Murphy. There are people, however, that do seem to have a similar ability. Have you met any? Are you one of these people?
The biological warfare information is, unfortunately, true. What do you think about this?
Did this story leave you with the desire to visit Kodiak Island? Why or why not?
Uncle had an irreplaceable memory of past events, customs, and traditions. Did you know someone like this? If so, did you try to capture these memories?
If you were the casting director for this movie, who would you get to play the parts?
If you could describe each of the main characters in one word, what would that be?
At the end, Vesper brought Murphy a stack of books to “read about that soul of yours.” If you were to put together a reading list for Murphy, what would you include and why?