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  • Hardcover
  • 216
  • Women Talking
  • Miriam Toews
  • en
  • 12 October 2019
  • 9781635572582

10 thoughts on “Women Talking

  1. says:

    I have done what the verse from Philippians instructed which is to think about what is good what is just what is pure and what is excellent And I have arrived at an answer pacifism I don't understand all the starred reviews for this bookPerhaps Women Talking works better if you go into it expecting a religioph

  2. says:

    This is without a single doubt the most important book I have read all yearThe women have three options they can choose from but they can choose only one 1 Do nothing2 Stay and fight3 Leave But perhaps one is enough Perhaps that one option can open multiple other possibilities If the women arrive to a conclusion

  3. says:

    I had to stop And think for a little than a day on what my rating of this would be had to separate my feelinges so I could judge what Toews has accomplished by writing this book uite frankly this book made me so angry for the women in this Mennonite enclosed colony in Bolivia Between 2005 and 2009 over 100 wom

  4. says:

    the fact that this two hundred page book took me 2 weeks to read is basically a review in and of itselfI really wanted to l

  5. says:

    In the loft of a barn the women of a Mennonite community in Bolivia meet to talk about what they should do how they could move forward to protect themselves and their daughters from of the vicious rapes they have endured a

  6. says:

    The women in this book have been dealt a hand of crappy cards AND I MEAN CRAPPYThe women need to talk With only 2 days free until the men in their community return its their intension to bring back the lovely rapists who have been in jail to give them back their RAPING LEADERSHIP cuz they are such nice wholesome decent menHa Sowhil

  7. says:

    I don't know how this book got publishedA fictitious account of actual events a dark and disturbing subject with a plethora of 4 and 5 star reviews What could go wrong? Well in the case of this book everythingThe entire book is spelled out in the description Eight Mennonite women discover that themselves along with 100 o

  8. says:

    In 2011 eight men belonging to the Manitoba Mennonite Colony were convicted of a series of sexual assaults committed from 2005 to 2009 Prior to the discovery the rapes had been attributed to a ghost or demon The victims were

  9. says:

    4 starsWomen Talking is not perfect but it is very powerful and well worth reading Miriam Toews announces at the beginning that the book is based on true events in Bolivia where a number of Mennonite women were raped and

  10. says:

    This book almost reads like a science fiction novel like some distant cousin of A Handmaid's Tale until you remember it is based on a true stor

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Heir own community they are determined to protect themselves and their daughters from future harmWhile the men of the colony are off in the city attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists and bring them home these women all illiterate without any knowledge of the world outside their community and unable even to speak the language of the count. In the loft of a barn the women of a Mennonite community in Bolivia meet to talk about what they should do how they could move forward to protect themselves and their daughters from of the vicious rapes they have endured as they were drugged in the middle of the night I would have found this hard to imagine if not for this opening sentence of a note by the author before the book begins Between 2005 and 2009 in a remote Mennonite colony in Bolivia named the Manitoba Colony after the province in Canada from which the colonists had emigrated in the mid 1900 s hundreds of girls and women would wake up in the morning feeling drowsy and in pain their bodies bruised and bleeding having been attacked in the night The attacks were attributed to ghosts and demons Some members of the community felt the women were being made to suffer by God or Satan as punishment for their sins many accused the women of lying for attention or to cover up adultery still others believed everything was the result of wild female imagination See the links to some news stories I have posted at the end That this novel is based on a true story makes this such a horrific and powerful story as we listen to the women talk to each other about their options and to the only man left at the colony August a teacher who takes minutes for them since these women have never been allowed to read or write The rest of the men have gone to bail out the rapists who were taken into police custody for their safety the safety of the men not the women Meanwhile these women struggle with what to do to keep their daughters safe The discussions are difficult philosophical religious practical and heartbreaking as they recount their experiences Should they do nothing Should they stay and fight Should they leave The middle of the book felt a little slow but then I thought that these discussions seemed realistic it was not an easy decision to make While this was their story I was moved by August s connection to them This is one of those books that was so impactful and definitely a powerful telling of the awful things that happened to many of the women in the real sect I woke up thinking about these women wanting to know what happened after the ending Kudos to Miriam Toews for not forgetting these women Thanks as always to Esil and Diane for our monthly read together A terrific discussion I received an advanced copy of this book from Bloomsbury through NetGalley Articles on the events this was based on

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Ry they live in have very little time to make a choice Should they stay in the only world they’ve ever known or should they dare to escapeBased on real events and told through the “minutes” of the women’s all female symposium Toews’s masterful novel uses wry politically engaged humor to relate this tale of women claiming their own power to decide. I don t know how this book got publishedA fictitious account of actual events a dark and disturbing subject with a plethora of 4 and 5 star reviews What could go wrong Well in the case of this book everythingThe entire book is spelled out in the description Eight Mennonite women discover that themselves along with 100 other women and children in their community have been drugged and raped by the community men over the course of two years These eight women gather secretly to discuss what they are going to do now that the truth has come to light They have three choices stay and do nothing stay and fight or leave What follows is that secret conversation as told by the meeting minutes taken by August Epp Although he is a man August is the only person they can trust that can read and writeThe entire book is made up of one conversation or I should say the minutes of one conversation This leaves the style of the story less than savory Long ramblings of what is in my experience not consistent with the usual format when taking minutes August also includes his personal thoughts which is counterintuitive as well as distracting The women have unusual names and all seem to be related in some way or another leaving it nearly impossible to decipher who is who for most of the story The same three choices are pondered over and over with little progress towards a decision until the very end I felt like I read the same conversation 100 timesReligion is prevalent in everything these women discuss as they try to figure out how to save themselves without falling out of God s grace I would dare say that 34 of this story revolves around religion and that alone is enough to turn me off from this book While the real life account of what happened to these women is compelling the author ruined any chance for the reader to connect and become invested in their plight with an unbearable format and lackluster character developmentNow for the positive it is a very short book If I had to choose an audience for this book it would be a Christian women s church book club I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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One evening eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting For the past two years each of these women and than a hundred other girls in their colony has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins Now that the women have learned they were in fact drugged and attacked by a group of men from t. I had to stop And think for a little than a day on what my rating of this would be had to separate my feelinges so I could judge what Toews has accomplished by writing this book uite frankly this book made me so angry for the women in this Mennonite enclosed colony in Bolivia Between 2005 and 2009 over 100 women and children were drugged and raped by male members of their sect The youngest was three a great part of what made me so angry These women were expected to forgive their rapists and just carry on as if nothing had occurred There is to this but that is all I m saying about the men Toews from a Mennonite background much like these women decided to give them the voice they probably did not actually have Or maybe they did I don t know that So a group of women get together to decide whether they are going to leave the colony or stay The only man present August trusted has is own back story a very interesting one It is while they talk that we learn of their lives in the colony where they are so little valued that they are not taught to read or write not allowed to express their likes or dislikes completely powerless Another huge source of my anger In a short amount of pages Toews accomplishes much provides insights and shows the remarkable courage of these women uite a revelation and accomplishment both Not a thrill a minute there is some repetition as the women talk through their beliefs their options and how their decisions will be accomplished Yet much is said much is learned Toews is an excellent author and one of my goals this year is to read the books by her that I have not yet read This was Angela esils and mine monthly read We all agreed on this oneThis is a link to an article I found on why Toews wrote this book uite informativehttpswwwtheguardiancombooks201ARC from Netgalley


About the Author: Miriam Toews

wwwopenlettersnet and were profiled on the radio show This American Life in an episode about missing parentsIn 2007 she made her screen debut in the Mexican film Luz silenciosa directed by Carlos Reygadas which screened at the Cannes Film FestivalIn Sept 2008 Knopf Canada published her novel The Flying Troutmans about a 28 year old woman from Manitoba who takes her 15 year old nephew and 11 year old niece on a road trip to California after their mentally ill mother has been hospitalizedThe book Irma Voth was released in April 2011 Her latest book All My Puny Sorrows was published in April 2014For information see