Join us for a lively discussion of the national bestseller Women Talking by Miriam Toews on Thursday, August 29, 6:30 PM at the Kensington Library.

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 more than a hundred other girls in their colony, has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins.

These women, all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their community and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in, have very little time to make a choice. Do they do nothing, stay and fight, or leave?


Based on real events in a colony in Bolivia, Toews's masterful novel uses wry, politically engaged humor to relate this tale of women claiming their own power to decide.

 

Limited copies are available at the Info Desk.

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