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Book Club: Girl, Woman, Other

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Date/Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 19:00

Girl Woman Other

     Book Club  -  Girl Woman Other

Wednesday, September 16th at 7 p.m.


The Book Club will be reading Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo, one of Britain’s most celebrated writers. This book shared the 2019 Booker Prize with Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments”. What do some of the critics say?

Girl, Woman, Other received half a Booker Prize, but it deserves all the glory … A breathtaking symphony of black women’s voices, a clear-eyed survey of contemporary challenges that’s nevertheless wonderfully life-affirming . . . Together, all these women present a cross-section of Britain that feels godlike in its scope and insight.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post

“A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and love . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum.”—Booker Prize judges

“Girl, Woman, Other is a big, busy novel with a large root system. The characters start to arrive (Amma, Yazz, Dominique, Carole, Bummi and LaTisha) and they keep arriving (Shirley, Winsome, Penelope, Megan/Morgan, Hattie and Grace). Everyone should be provided with a latte and a nametag . . .Evaristo has a gift for appraising the lives of her characters with sympathy and grace while gently skewering some of their pretensions . . . Evaristo’s lines are long, like Walt Whitman’s or Allen Ginsberg’s, and there are no periods at the ends of them. There’s a looseness to her tone that gives this novel its buoyancy. Evaristo’s wit helps too.”—Dwight Garner, New York Times

 We hope you’ll join us for a discussion of this highly praised book!




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