Every now and then we encounter a new book that we’re so excited about we want to shout it from the rooftops, so we've created a special tag to distinguish it from the rest: Tattered Cover Book of the Month (formerly called Tattered Cover V.I.B.)!
Our latest selection is:
Women Talking by Miriam Toews
This book is PHENOMENAL. It is painfully real and thought-provoking. Toews does a great job of preserving the horrific details of the real-life “Ghost Rapes” that occurred in a Mennonite colony in Bolivia, while also spinning a vibrant fictional dialogue between the women who survived these attacks and what they will do next. Though the story truly is “just women talking,” each character has her own distinct voice and follows her own journey of perspective as they discuss the nature of faith, forgiveness, safety, and freedom. This book manages to be both heart-wrenching and inspiring, all for the characters Toews creates and what they’ve endured. —Eileen Silverthorn, Historic LoDo bookseller
Purchase this and previous Book of the Month below:
Bestselling British writer Tessa Hadley's The Past brings four middle-aged siblings and their families together for what might be their last summer holiday in the family's country home. Old family dynamics and surprising new twists make for a delightful, entertaining and thought-provoking novel. Hadley's storytelling deftly weaves the family's past, with all its ghosts and memories, jealousies and nearly unconditional love in with its present reality of squabbling and deep affection. Each player in The Past is uniquely engaging: from fading beauty Alice with her ex-boyfriend's 20 year old son Kasim, in tow, sister Frans's odd and captivating young children Ivy and Arthur, Harriet, lonely and harboring a dark and secret longing, and all the others, each with an agenda, all under one roof. The perfect storm for an utterly wonderful, brilliantly crafted novel. The Telegraph calls The Past keenly intelligent, and I certainly agree. A wonderful way to begin your reading year. -- Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Lead Buyer