Women Talking (Large Print / Library Binding)

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This book is PHENOMENAL. It is painfully real and thought-provoking. Toews does a great job of preserving the horrific details of the real-life “Ghost Rapes” that occurred in a Mennonite colony in Bolivia, while also spinning a vibrant fictional dialogue between the women who survived these attacks and what they will do next. Though the story truly is “just women talking,” each character has her own distinct voice and follows her own journey of perspective as they discuss the nature of faith, forgiveness, safety, and freedom. This book manages to be both heart-wrenching and inspiring, all for the characters Toews creates and what they’ve endured.

— Eileen Silverthorn, Historic LoDo bookseller

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