Women Talking by Miriam Toews

I really appreciate. how the author molds this very relevant, often taboo issue and dilemma of sexual abuse in a closed (Mennonite) secretive society and turns it into a “Me Too” coming out, quite believable story. There is a growing sense of realistic drama, interest and engagement with some very interesting and authentic and diverse characters. Toews as well has a wonderful and deeply explored sense of humanity and how the human spirit manifests, or not, in so many different ways and in the end “how” in recognizing and allowing our vulnerability to be experienced consciously we can discover through the pain our inherent capacity for love and compassion to emerge and lead us forward.

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