Winter’s Bone


Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin’s code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.

Sample Discussion Guide Questions:

• Ree has a dream to join the military. Why do you think she was so eager to join the U.S. Army?

• The land that Ree’s house sits on was rich with lumber, but Ree was very resistant to selling the property to make money on the trees. What would you have done in that situation? Why was Ree so unwilling to sell?

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