One Day

By David Nicholls
(Hodder & Stoughton, Paperback, 9781444724585)

Publication Date: July 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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NPR
Saturday, Jun 19, 2010

David Nicholls' novel One Day has become one of the most popular novel in Britain. Each chapter is a snapshot of where July 15 finds the main characters over the 20 years following their high school graduation, as they keep finding -- and just missing -- each other. More at NPR.org

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  1. To what extent do Emma’s thoughts and assumptions about Dexter [pp. 5-6] and Dexter’s sketch of Emma  [pp. 8-9] rely on facile stereotypes they each harbor?  In what ways do they embody more measured reflections? How accurate are their assessments? Does their initial encounter make the reader more sympathetic to one of the characters? In what ways might the reader’s gender, experiences, and prejudices affect their feelings about Emma and Dexter? 

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