Women talking : a novel / Miriam Toews.
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45 current holds with 33 total copies.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Holdable?||Status||Due Date|
|Houston Public Library||F TOE (Text)||35150001718420||New Books||Volume hold||Checked out||10/19/2018|
|Beaver Valley Public Library||F TOE (Text)||35144000189873||Adult Fiction||Volume hold||In transit||-|
|Burns Lake Public Library||BBUL692469 (Text)||BBUL692469||Adult Fiction||Volume hold||In process||-|
|Castlegar Public Library||FIC TOE (Text)||35146002081651||Fiction||Volume hold||Checked out||11/10/2018|
|Creston Public Library||FIC TOE (Text)||35140100041139||New Books Display||Volume hold||Checked out||11/02/2018|
|Dawson Creek Municipal Public Library||F TOE (Text)||DCL164115||Adult Fiction||Volume hold||Checked out||10/23/2018|
|Elkford Public Library||FC TOE (Text)||35170000424002||Adult Fiction||Volume hold||Checked out||10/30/2018|
|Fort Nelson Public Library||FIC TOE (Text)||35246000958718||Adult Fiction||Volume hold||Available||-|
|Fort St John Public Library||AF TOE (Text)||35211000371403||ADULT Fiction||Volume hold||Checked out||11/14/2018|
|Fort St. James Public Library||VAN1877551698739 (Text)||BFSJA1877551698739||Adult Fiction||Volume hold||On order||-|
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- ISBN: 9780735273962
- Physical Description: 216 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018.
A transformative and necessary work--as completely unexpected as it is inspired--by the award-winning author of the bestselling novels All My Puny Sorrows and A Complicated Kindness. The sun rises on a quiet June morning in 2009. August Epp sits alone in the hayloft of a barn, anxiously bent over his notebook. He writes quickly, aware that his solitude will soon be broken. Eight women--ordinary grandmothers, mothers and teenagers; yet to August, each one extraordinary-- will climb the ladder into the loft, and the day's true task will beginches This task will be both simple and subversive: August, like the women, is a traditional Mennonite, and he has been asked to record a secret conversation. Thus begins Miriam Toews' spellbinding novel. Gradually, as we hear the women's vivid voices console, tease, admonish, regale and debate each other, we piece together the reason for the gathering: they have forty-eight hours to make a life-altering choice on behalf of all the women and children in the colony. And like a vast night sky coming into view behind the bright sparks of their voices, we learn of the devastating events that have led to this moment. Acerbic, funny, tender, sorrowful and wise, Women Talking is composed of equal parts humane love and deep anger. It is award-winning writer Miriam Toews' most astonishing novel to date, containing within its two short days and hayloft setting an expansive, timeless universe of thinking and feeling about women--and men--in our contemporary world.
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