The Fifth Doll Book Club Questions

In what ways was “the village” a Utopia? In what ways was it not?

How is Matrona similar to Slava? How is she different?

What is the meaning of the individual dolls Matrona had to open? 

How would the story be different if another character had been chosen as Slava’s replacement?

What core needs of Matrona’s were going unfulfilled?

Compare and contrast Matrona’s relationship with Feodor verses her relationship with Jaska.

Did Matrona make the right decision when she freed the village? Why or why not?

What do you foresee as the future for Matrona and the villagers?