Suffield Academy’s English IV honors class did a deep dive into modern literature this winter! Selecting among the Booker Prize 2020 Short List of novels, our group chose Avni Doshi’s Booker Prize Listed Novel Burnt Sugar and explored themes of ailing memory, troubled relationships, communication, and the past’s connections to the present. This engaging podcast highlights our thoughts, observations, and questions throughout the story and the relationships in it in a fun lit conversation! We really enjoyed connecting virtually to create this.
The song located at the beginning and end of the conversation is “Slipping Through My Fingers” by ABBA, a melancholy song about motherhood and letting go of youth. We feel this song underscores the complexity of mother-daughter relationships explored in the novel. Please give our podcast a listen and enjoy!