The Book Club: Girl, Woman, Other

 

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Last night we met at Kim’s. Not me, the other Kim. She once lived across the street from me. We soon learned we had a lot in common. Both of us are mother’s to two children, one daughter and one son with the girls being the oldest. Not only are our first names the same, we are both married to men named Eric, and our last names are similar.  Needless to say, we are now friends for life.

This month our selection was Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo. It was a thick book, about 450 pages, which none of us had completed by the time we met. In fact, Kathleen was still waiting for her copy from the library. I was finally able to finish the last few pages this morning.0310201905

I enjoyed the book immensely. Each chapter is about a woman beginning with Amma and ending with Grace. It covers twelve characters over several decades and each woman’s struggle to survive and live the life she’s envisioned for herself.  It covers many current day topics, including feminism and race. There were sections that I could barely make it through without crying.

Next month we will be reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Please read along with us and tell us what yo think about the book in the comments. Do you have any suggestions of books you’d like our group to read? Please let us know!

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Kimberly Kurth Gray

Kimberly Kurth Gray is the 2009 winner of the William F. Deeck/ Malice Domestic grant for unpublished writers and a Hruska Fellowship finalist as well as a Wellstone Emerging Writer Fellowship winner. In addition to blogging, she is the author of several short stories, the latest Tidings of Comfort and Joyce can be found in the second Mindful Writers anthology, Over the River and Through the Woods.,

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