Women Talking (Large Print / Library Binding)

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This compact novel left me at a loss for words. I have tried to convince every patron looking for their Next Great Read to try it, but vocabulary fails me. Based on a true crime of almost unspeakable sexual violence, set in a colony of religious separatists, and told through the minutes taken as eight women meet to debate their fates, this book asks the questions everyone faces in some way: to stay? to fight? to leave?

— Keltie

April 2019 Indie Next List


Women Talking is an eloquent exploration of how a group mind coalesces — as a kind of vision that comes in fits and starts, arguments and digression — to finally arrive at a decision. Or, read another way, it’s a compelling examination of the opposing voices in our own heads as we wrestle with impossible choices between the known and the unknown. What’s most compelling about Toews’ novel is its lack of sensationalism and how it shows real people struggling through the aftermath of devastating violence. Grounded in a religious culture where suffering and obedience are an expectation, these women grapple with uneasy answers to what’s best for themselves and their children. Women Talking is the quiet, startling story of coming to terms with how, or if, we save ourselves.”
— Steve Mitchell, Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC



Product Details
ISBN: 9781432865771
ISBN-10: 1432865773
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: June 26th, 2019
Pages: 317
Language: English