- The main character of The Invisibles, Nora Walker, collects the first line of novels. What do you think of the first line of The Invisibles? Do you think Nora would think it is noteworthy? Nora's standards for keeping first lines are on pages 7-8 of the novel.
- The Invisibles is made of up a group of young women who have in one way or another lost their mother. How do they replace that loss? What kind of damage does that loss do to them as women? As mothers?
- Why do you think the Invisibles choose to disband without contact when they formed their supportive group to deal with abandonment?
- In what ways are the women still the same people they were as teenagers?
- Why is the moon so prominently featured in the novel?
- What is the importance of the characters of Trudy and Marion in the novel?
- Cecilia Galante has called the Invisibles a "child-tribe" in some of her interviews about the book. How are they like a tribe? What characteristics do they share with tribal culture?
- What is the significance of the name "Alice Walker" for Nora's chocolate brown retriever (beyond the fact that the dog is named after a famous author)?
- Why Birch Trees? Visually, how do they represent the Invisibles?
- Who is your favorite Invisible and why?
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