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  • 7 of 33 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Houston Public Library.

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45 current holds with 33 total copies.

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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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735273962
  • Physical Description: 216 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Mennonites > Fiction.
Rape victims > Fiction.
Outcasts > Fiction.
Choice (Psychology) > Fiction.
Decision making > Fiction.
Debates and debating > Fiction.
Barns > Fiction.
Genre: Canadian fiction.

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