Women Talking by Miriam Toews

Over the course of a five year period the womenand girls of an ultra conservative Mennonite community in Bolivia were drugged and raped on a nightly basis by a group of men from their community. The men are arrested and sent away but are slated to return within two days. A group of eight women gather in a barn to discuss their options in the face of these crimes. Their choices? Stay and do nothing, stay and fight or leave. The book spans two days of discussions among these vary different women who are fighting to preserve their faith, their dignity and keep their daughters safe. This is a wise and beautiful novel dealing with huge issues with grace and humour. I LOVE HER!!!

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