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Women Talking
Women Talking | Miriam Toews
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Ona habla :...

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Custo7
Ellas hablan | Miriam Toews

¿Deberían las mujeres vengarse del daño que se les ha infligido? ¿ o deberían en cambio perdonar a los hombres y, en consecuencia, tener garantizado el paso por las puertas del cielo? Si no perdonamos a los hombres o aceptamos sus disculpas, nos obligarán a abandonar la colonia, dice, y, mediante esta excomunión, perderemos el derecho a entrar en el cielo

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Custo7
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No tenemos pensado cruzar el planeta ¿por qué no?, réplica Ona, que añade un dato interesante : ¿Sabíais que el período de migración de las mariposas y las libélulas es tan largo que a veces sólo llegan al destino sus nietas?

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Jemmygem
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I love this line. So true

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A nuanced look at a Mennonite community that is facing an impossible decision. Loosely based on real events, I was moved by the descriptions of the women as the decide their fate. The story is told from the POV of a male school teacher, which gives us the feeling of looking in from the outside. The story feels simple, but the result is a powerful look at the complicated relationships these women have built in their tight-knit group.

AvidReader25 This was a rare case where I saw the movie first. I don‘t regret it though, the book just added a deeper level of understanding to the story. 6mo
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Finished this on the treadmill this morning, and I loved it. The ending left me unsatisfied, but it was realistic and fit with the rest of the book. I don‘t think we‘re supposed to be satisfied. We‘re supposed to think. And this raised lots of things to think about.

BkClubCare So, you recommend audio as a good way to experience this story? 7mo
Lcsmcat @BkClubCare It worked for me (and kept me walking!) 7mo
BkClubCare @Lcsmcat - good on you! 🎧🚶🏻‍♀️ Thank you. I need to get back to walking but I would only sound whiny for why I‘m not. 😕 7mo
Lcsmcat @BkClubCare We‘ve all been there! 7mo
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@lynneamch this is the perfect reward after spending my afternoon at the laundromat. If I‘d gone to the post office first, I would have started it while I waited. @BookishPiper I sent my husband the post office to ship The Book Hater‘s Book Club a few days ago, so I‘m not sure exactly when it will be delivered but it shouldn‘t be long.

BookishPiper No worries, looking forward to it! 8mo
lynneamch Looking forward to your (and others) comments when I get it back. This is my first postal markup and I'm into it! 8mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @lynneamch this is my third. I love it. I took a long break between my first and second round. These last two have been back to back. I hadn‘t even sent the last book from the previous round back to @suvata before starting The Book Haters‘ Book Club. 8mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @BookishPiper It‘s a little bit of a romantic comedy/chick flick story. I don‘t know what you‘re into, but I hope you enjoy it more than my husband enjoyed my summary of it. 🤣 8mo
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Soubhiville
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I wanted to read this before seeing the adaptation. I found it a bit hard to follow at first due to language, but it got easier as I went along.

It‘s very grim, as a group of women in a Mennonite community try to decide what to do when they find out several of the men have been drugging and raping them. It‘s interesting the range of reactions and feelings they have about the situation.

Good but very difficult read.

vlwelser I just saw the movie on Monday. So good. Sarah Polley is amazing as always. Love her. 8mo
Eggs Great book! 8mo
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My favorite in this grid was greatly enhanced by seeing the adaptation 2 nights earlier. Also here is a binge read of an entire series! And did I squeeze in the Weyward read because I thought I was funny - yes I did!

5* = Loved It, want to shout out loud about this book! I do/will own/keep a physical copy. A+
4*= I liked it, would love to discuss. Solid B
3*=Meh, no need to discuss. Avg C
2*=Nope D
1*=DNF F

Deblovestoread Looks like a great bunch of books 📚 9mo
Cinfhen Wow🙌🏻lots of solid reads! Fantastic 🤩 9mo
marleed @Deblovestoread @Cinfhen It‘s always fun for me to put this grid together and see how the (very subjective and mood-driven) books fall out. I can‘t ask for more than to have the entire grid rank at or above a solid, respectable B (4.0)! 9mo
Christine So love that the Women Talking experience was a 5-star one for you! ❤️ 9mo
marleed @Christine And I owe those stars to you for giving me cause to dang a Saturday night Hallmark movie in favor of the limited-time showing of this movie on Amazon Prime. The movie/book(well audio) combo was a great experience! 9mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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This is a tough one, both in underlying subject and in delivery. Women who have long been held down by the men of their Mennonite community examine their lives and their faith and come to a group decision as to what to do next when they discover the men have been drugging & raping them for years. ⬇️

Sarahreadstoomuch It was a little difficult to keep characters straight, and I‘m not sure why this story was narrated by a man. It will stay with me, but mostly because of the horrible true story it‘s based on 9mo
Sarahreadstoomuch Totally forgot: #ispybingo half a face! @Clwojick 9mo
marleed I watched the film on Amazon then immediately went to my library where the audio for this was available. I loved it but was aware that the book was enhanced by the film since I had each character clearly painted in my mind - including the male narrator (switched to one of the younger girls for the adaptation. ) 9mo
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I watched the film tonight. It‘s of no surprise that I loved it. What is a surprise is that it‘s taken me this long to see it.

jlhammar They did such a good job with that adaptation. Loved the book, loved the movie. 9mo
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marleed
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Following @Christine ‘s Saturday evening post about this movie having a short window on Amazon Prime, I abandoned my typical Hallmark movie in favor of grit and consideration. I thought the movie so moving that I had to stack the book. Libby had a hold on the book but the 6-hour audio was readily available. So good! Seeing the movie gave life to the audio, and the book gives depth to the characters so perfectly portrayed in the movie.

Jas16 I have been wanting to reread the book since seeing the movie but maybe I will give the audio a try. So glad you loved them. 9mo
Lindy Sarah Polley, on accepting the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay: “I just want to thank the Academy for not being mortally offended by the words ‘women‘ and ‘talking‘ so close together like that.” 😉 9mo
Prairiegirl_reading I bought the book when it first came out but never mustered the courage to actually read it. I will have to get to it. 9mo
Christine I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Your post makes me want to reread.

@Lindy I love her and loved that line/her speech!
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marleed @jas16 @Lindy @Prairiegirl_reading @christine Sarah Polley nailed that speech. This is one of those times when seeing the adaptation first because it was so loyal to the book made the reading/audio experience even better. 9mo
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Congrats to Sarah Polley (she was Sarah Stanley on Road to Avonlea) on her Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay from Miriam Toews‘ novel Women Talking. #oscars

jlhammar Woo-hoo! She did an amazing job with her adaptation. Fantastic film! 9mo
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Christine
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I loved this book but wasn‘t sure what I would think about the adaptation. I found it incredibly well done, devastating, with an amazing cast giving memorable and moving performances. Definitely worthy of the Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay Oscar nominations (and should have earned others, in my opinion!). So glad I saw that it was on Prime on a limited basis, expires around this time tomorrow!

marleed Hey thank you! Watching now - no Hallmark movie for me on this Saturday night! 9mo
Christine @marleed Oh, I hope you enjoy! A Hallmark movie it is not! 😂 But it is beautiful. 9mo
EKonrad So hard to watch but actually lived up to the book. Hauntingly beautiful. 9mo
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marleed Omg - so good. I‘m gutted. I must read this book that was not on my radar before your post. 9mo
TrishB I couldn‘t tag you on my other post Some Questions! Just to say always bail 😁😁 9mo
jlhammar I also loved the book. Just watched the film last night and wow, beautifully done! I agree, can't believe it didn't get more Oscar nominations and definitely deserving of the ones it did get. 9mo
Christine @marleed So glad you liked it! And “gutted” is the right word. I bet it‘ll be great to read the book after watching - will add layers of depth to what was onscreen in a really cool way, I think. 9mo
Christine @TrishB Haha thank you for giving me the always bail advice, which I actually need! 😆 9mo
Christine @jlhammar Right?? I could see at least half a dozen of the cast members getting acting nominations. 9mo
Christine @EKonrad Yes, well said! I can‘t stop thinking about it. 9mo
BkClubCare I am still not sure I am ready to watch this. 9mo
Christine @BkClubCare It's definitely hard to see them portray that pain. But beautifully made. 9mo
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I read this and it gave me pause to think about the roles of women. The discussion of women playing the role of basically being a broodmare, or another farm animal only to cook, clean and bear children and that was the totality of their lives. Saw the movie yesterday gave me even more to think about the whole idea that the men should be forgiven or the women could not go to heaven was appalling these were brave, courageous women.

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I went to see this movie today with a friend who also loved the book. As the credits rolled all we could do was look at each other and say, “Damn…” I had worried it wouldn‘t live up to the book despite the phenomenal cast, but it was so well done. Has anyone else seen it?

vlwelser Not yet but I love Sarah Polley and am not surprised that it's great. 10mo
vivastory I loved the book. I thought about seeing it today but went with Marlowe, def plan on checking it out. Glad to hear it's good. Love the cast! 10mo
sarahbarnes Yes! I loved the book and saw the film a couple of weeks ago, with the same reaction. It was really well done. 10mo
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TheKidUpstairs Loved the book. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I always trust Sarah Polley with an adaptation! 10mo
jlhammar Loved the book and can‘t wait to see the film! 10mo
Suet624 Looking forward to seeing the film. I agree with others who trust Sarah to do a great job with the film. 9mo
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4.5 ⭐️s only because I wanted more, lol!

Interesting story, good writing, the characters could have used more development I think.
This one was triggering. The subject matter is tough. I loved the power that Toews gave to these women to take control over themselves.

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Finally able to get into a book again. I‘ve been listening to a lot of podcasts. The last few books I‘ve tried haven‘t been catching me and I honestly just haven‘t felt like reading.
So far this is good.

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I have not read the book. In fact, when I went to see the movie, I did not know that 1. it was based on a true story and 2. The movie was adapted from tagged novel. The movie was incredible. My husband and I spend an hour on the ride home talking about it. Anybody read the book. Anybody see the movie? (Photo not mine.)

IuliaC The book is great 👍 10mo
TracyReadsBooks Loved the book. It‘s fantastic. 10mo
jlhammar I can't wait to see the film. I loved the book. Miriam Toews is one of my favorite authors. All My Puny Sorrows and Fight Night are also fantastic. 10mo
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Cuilin @jlhammar I was so impressed. It would make an amazing stage play. 10mo
Cuilin @IuliaC @TracyReadsBooks I‘ll have to read the book too. I‘m recommending the movie. The acting was so impressive. 10mo
IuliaC @Cuilin I can't wait to see the movie too! 10mo
Reggie I loved the book. 10mo
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First of all, I had no idea going in that this was based on a true story, which is a game changer, for me. Amazingly horrific abuse suffered by the women of a Mennonite group by their own community. The victims gather to discuss their plans, and because they cannot read or write, a man takes the meeting minutes. Though this is dark, there‘s still moments of levity.

My images tonight are subpar —just trying to get through the backlog of reviews!

TheKidUpstairs I read this one a couple years ago with a book club, it was a great one for discussion! I really want to see the movie, I love Sarah Polley and I have every faith she'd make a great adaptation (and it was just nominated for a few awards today!) 10mo
Erinreadsthebooks This one is on my all-time favorites shelf. So good! 10mo
sarahbarnes I loved this. I‘m excited to see the film, too! 10mo
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Chelsea.Poole @TheKidUpstairs oh this would be a great book to discuss! I wanted to read this before seeing the film, in case the book is better! 10mo
Chelsea.Poole @Erinreadsthebooks @sarahbarnes it‘s been on my radar forever but the buzz about the movie finally pushed me to get around to it! So good! 10mo
jlhammar Loved this one! Toews is so good. Looking forward to the film. 10mo
Reggie Great review. I agree. When I read it I thought it was gonna be a one note of anger kind of book. But she does so good at showing how much they care for each other (the sister calming her sister down, and the woman going to care for that old man one last time) and there‘s even some laughs. Like when that kid comes in driving his imaginary truck? Definitely a favorite from my Litsy reading years. 10mo
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Absolutely haunting.

Soubhiville I keep meaning to find a copy of this… 11mo
IuliaC Impressive 11mo
jlhammar So good! Can‘t wait to see the adaptation. 11mo
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I found it was difficult to keep keep track of some of the characters in this book (with the exception of Salome - I loved her anger and Ona). That being said, I think this is an important book and Toews has put into words a wonderful discussion of the state of the lives of these women. Do the women raised there, without an education or ability to read, really make a free choice? I look forward to watching the movie. A powerful 4 stars.

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sarahbarnes Same! It‘s in theaters here on the 23rd and I‘m hoping to see it then! 12mo
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kplovesbooks
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1) I greatly appreciated the subject matter...abused women deciding to stand up for themselves. And I want to love it just based on that.
2) However, the way it's written...like minutes from a meeting, not an actual story...made it very difficult for me to get emotionally invested. I think I will enjoy the movie more as it should have that storytelling element I found missing here.

Itchyfeetreader Agreed - I really struggled with this 14mo
TheLudicReader I DNF this one. I just couldn‘t settle into it at all. 14mo
kplovesbooks @Itchyfeetreader Glad it wasn't just me!! 14mo
kplovesbooks @TheLudicReader To be honest, I thought about it! 14mo
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Starting this one. The movie preview for this looks AMAZING. I've had this on Kindle for awhile, but that preview really pushed me to start it next!

jlhammar Loved this book and am so stoked for the film! 14mo
kplovesbooks @jlhammar The movie looks amazing!! I finished the book last night...I appreciated the subject matter but the way it's written made it hard for me to get into. 🤷 14mo
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Itchyfeetreader
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Second - probably a great book, but not for me in a row. This is based on a horrific real life case of a long period of sexual assault against the women of a small community. The fiction here is the conversations between them as they decide whether to stay in the community or leave vs coexist with their attackers. It‘s a powerful story with theology and more but I struggled to engage with it

LiteraryinLawrence I agree that it was hard to connect to. 1y
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Sapphire
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A horrible tale. An important telling

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IuliaC
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A powerful, disturbing and tragic story inspired by real events. The conversation between these abused women is wonderfully used as a means of illustrating all major philosophical themes and a feminine universe where fragility and vulnerability coexist with strength, wisdom and love.

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These poor women! This had me emotionally invested from the get go, although the format on this one really threw me off and along with the unfamiliar names made it harder to process. A heavy, heavy read that will definitely stay with me. 💔

HeathHof Also, I loved August and So wished he would have gone with the women. 2y
Reggie Me too 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I had a hard time with the fact that the book was narrated by a man, but I did want him to go with them too. He could at least translate for them. However, the real women the book is based on left their community not knowing the country or language, so I think it was important to stay true to that. 2y
she.hearts.horror Yes, this was … a lot 2y
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🚨 Kindle deal alert🚨

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j9brown
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This gets a Wow. I'll be thinking about these characters for a long time. And even the narrator, who I really disliked for most of the book.
This group of women and their children are victims of absolutely horrifying crimes, and with so much heart and love and rage and even humor, they discuss what they must do next.
Has this ever been adapted into a play? I think it would be amazing.

(So glad this was my #bookspin book! @TheAromaofBooks)

Reggie I think in the way that Octavia Butler and Angie Thomas give their Black female protagonists white boyfriends, Toews is challenging women by making the narrator a man. And we even read he is not even thought of as a man by some of the women and the rest of the community. He is gentle and has his own hard history. Does his gender make him an an enemy? I loved this book also. She makes great effort to break up all the hard stuff with love and humor. 2y
j9brown @Reggie Yeah, it's like, is he complicit because he is still ranked above the women, or is he a victim of the patriarchal system too because he doesn't fit the mold of what a man "should" be? Having it from his POV puts distance between the reader and the women too, their suffering is unimaginable and unknowable to us. It's their thoughts that are the focus here, instead. I'm rambling, lol, but the more I think about it the more I love the book! 2y
jlhammar Fantastic book! 2y
Reggie It‘s been 2 years since I‘ve read it and my brain and heart light up when I talk about it and see others love it here on Litsy. 2y
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This book was very good. I will say though, I did find it very distracting that the narrator was a man. I will have to look into why the author made that choice. But it is one of the reasons why I think this would be an excellent book club pick. It's also based on true events (that I will also be looking more into).

jdiehr Yes, I spent quite a bit of time Googling after finishing this book 2y
Erinreadsthebooks I love this book! 2y
j9brown I'm almost done with this book myself and have been wondering the same thing. I kind of get the choice (wanting to tell their story from a sort of outsider-looking-in perspective) but I find him a little obnoxious. Anyhow, I'll be googling this one soon, too 😄 2y
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Such an original and powerful story! I'm not sure how to review it though.Written as the minutes of a two-day meeting among women of a Mennonite colony trying to sort through their choices after the widespread rape of the women of the colony by a group of men in the colony who had snuck into their homes and drugged them over the course of 2 years. First, the town leader tried to convince them it was spirits punishing them. ⬇️

staci.reads Thenwhen the rapists were arrested, the men of the colony go yo bail them out of jail and the women decide they need to make some decisions. The discussion among the women is heartrending and clever as they discuss the harshly patriarchal society and their place in it. 2y
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cdreincarnate
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Not sure how I feel about a book called “Women Talking” being narrated by a man, but overall I still found this book to be pretty powerful and I‘m glad I read it.

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jdiehr
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This one packs a punch.

I didn't realize this was based on a true story until I Googled it after finishing the book.

What a tragic story.

The women in a Mennonite community wake up groggy and aching after being sedated with a spray used on animals and raped.

The men are sent away for a couple of days 😡 and the women meet in a hay loft to discuss what they should do next.

Unbelievable.

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kplovesbooks
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$1.99 on Kindle today; I grabbed it! Sounds really interesting. Has anyone read it?

jdiehr I clicked on it and learned I had ordered it months ago 😂 2y
kplovesbooks @jdiehr 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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I don't recommend this book for everyone. I didn't really like the structure but in the end there was something about the characters & story that moved me. Main reason I read it is that it's about Mennonites, which is uncommon to find in mainstream lit. I grew up in a Menno. family and church (not Menno. now & def do NOT endorse this religion), so it's interesting to read about a culture that I'm familiar with & most ppl don't know much about. ⬇️

Amie The Mennonite sect in this book is also VASTLY different from anything I experienced growing up. Partly because it's a different sect, partly the author's imagination possibly, partly that this community isolated itself so much that they drifted from original Menno. beliefs. 2y
Amie Also, this is NOT the book to read if you're looking for a depiction of what the majority of Mennonites are like and what they believe. This is a very isolated nonstandard Mennonite sect. 2y
Reggie Great review. I just loved that this book could have been all anger all the way through and it‘s not. 2y
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MelKelsey
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Book 86 Women Talking is a historical fiction novel about women in a Mennonite community in Brazil that were drugged and raped at night by men in their community but were told they were being punished by demons for their sins. I was so drawn in! The title is apropos; the novel is the women trying to decide what to do. It's funny and philosophical but dry. The author is an ex-Mennonite, and I am very interested to read her memoir.

3.5 stars

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NikkiKey94
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This book is based on a true story. A group of Mennonite women finally speak up about their sexual assaults and how they are going to put a stop to them. I enjoyed this book and found the women to have some incredible courage. 🌟🌟🌟🌟!

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TheLudicReader
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It‘s not you, it‘s me, Miriam. Y‘know I love you, right? Just not this book. #bookspin bail @TheAromaofBooks

BarbaraBB Neither did I... 3y
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't the right fit!! 3y
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TheLudicReader
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I landed two Canadian authors for May‘s #bookspin. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3y
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This was a weird book and I wasn't a fan.

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Reviewsbylola
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When you accidentally buy more books. #bookoutlet

slategreyskies Accidentally! 😂 😂 😂 3y
Cinfhen Love this photo!!! And I really loved 3y
Ruthiella Your hand just slipped, did it? 🤣🤣🤣 3y
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MicheleinPhilly I loved Dr. Mutter‘s Marvels! Please bring the fam to Philly so I can take you to the museum. 😘 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oopsy.. 🤷‍♀️ 3y
vivastory We've all been there before! 📚📚📚 Echoing @Cinfhen I 💙 Women Talking. I really must read more Toews. 3y
Tattooedteacher Accident happen. 3y
TrishB Awesome ♥️ 3y
merelybookish An abundance of riches! 😀 3y
Megabooks Lovely pile! 3y
TheLudicReader Haha. Accidentally. 3y
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akfreeborn
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I‘ve had this on my tbr stack for too long. Set in a Mennonite colony where it‘s men were drugging and raping its women and children, the book centers on the choices these women had when it‘s men would return. The tale is told by a male transcriber documenting the choices the women had, discussing it philosophically and practically. An interesting internal view of a closed off real life community in Bolivia. Toews is a remarkable writer!

Erinreadsthebooks An excellent book, for sure!! 3y
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TheKidUpstairs
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PSA: If you are in the States and own a Kindle, Women Talking is on sale today for a super low price. I highly highly highly recommend it!!!!

Erinreadsthebooks So good!!! 3y
jdiehr Ooh! Heading over to check it out right now... 3y
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(Soundtrack: Chilly Gonzales - A Very Chilly Christmas)

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MsMelissa Nicely done! 3y
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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I read this in late June & was deeply moved by it. At the time I rated it 4 stars, but it has stuck with me since I read it. What Toews accomplished in a little over 200 pages is astonishing & Women Talking is easily one of my favorites of the year. I've revised my rating to 5 stars. I 💯 agree with the Lithub headline:
https://lithub.com/frances-mcdormand-and-sarah-polley-are-bringing-women-talking...

TheKidUpstairs This book was fantastic. And these women will do it justice! 3y
Suet624 This is fantastic news. Loved the book and these actresses. 3y
vivastory @TheKidUpstairs Couldn't agree more! 3y
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vivastory @Suet624 France McDormand has been a fave since Fargo. Can't wait to see her in this. Have you read any other books by Toews? 3y
Suet624 McDormand was so good in Fargo. That movie, geesh. So good. She was great in Olive Kittredge too. As for Toews, I think I've read almost every one of hers over the years. Some are better than others. I liked A Complicated Kindness, Irma Voth, and All My Puny Sorrows. Women Talking might have been the best for the reason you mention - she packs so much into such a short novel. 3y
vivastory @Suet624 I have All My Puny Sorrows (always loved that title) on my TBR. Adding the rest. Thanks for the recs! I completely forgot she was in Olive Kittredge. 3y
Suet624 Great title indeed. I hope you enjoy. 3y
Reggie I would totally go watch this movie. @Suet624 I just watched Fargo again this past week! ‘Love ya, Marge.‘ ‘Love ya, Norm‘ I like Coen brothers‘ movies. I‘ve only watched 3 but they all had that money is the root of all theme to them. 3y
vivastory @Reggie Which 3 have you seen? 3y
vivastory @Reggie Also I was genuinely surprised by how much how I loved Fargo tv series. I only watched seasons 1 & 2, but I thought they were fantastic 3y
Reggie @vivastory Burn After Reading, Fargo, No Country for Old Men but I just looked them up turns out I‘ve also seen Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski. I haven‘t seen the Fargo series but I want to because they say Chris Rock is now in it. 3y
vivastory @Reggie Burn After Reading is one of my favorite comedies. Sometimes my coworker & I will have paperwork for each other & we'll say, "Do you have the shit? The secret shit?" ? 3y
Vansa Burn after reading is excellent! 3y
Suet624 @Reggie oh, Raising Arizona is brilliant. I agree about the Fargo tv series too. Seasons 1 through 3 were riveting and weird. Season 4 with Chris Rock I‘m finding to be disappointing unfortunately. 3y
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