51 - Women Talking

51 - Women Talking

This week we read Women Talking by Miriam Toews. Find out what we like about a book with little plot and many women... talking.

CONTENT WARNING: This book imagines the women of a Mennonite community in Bolivia contemplating their options after suffering years of widespread rape and sexual assault in their own homes. The book is fictional and not particularly graphic, but we understand that this material may be sensitive for many readers.

Our next book discussion will be about On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong. Find it where you get your books (preferably not Amazon) and read along with us.

Additional Reading Links:

Miriam Toews Reckons with Her Mennonite Past - New Yorker
The Ghost Rapes of Bolivia - VICE

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