As you can see from this snapshot of our whiteboard (with Canadian spellings and all), we had a great discussion in class before the break about the various themes in Through Black Spruce.
Find and discuss a scene that you think is essential to the development of one of the main themes of Through Black Spruce. Discuss this in relation to the novel. Also keep in mind whether or not this theme might connect to other books we’ll have read in the second half of the course. This might help you to come up with a topic for our second essay.