The Mothers
ISBN: 039918452X
EAN13: 9780399184529
Language: English
Publication Date: Oct 10, 2017
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 7.99" L x 5.16" W
Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER

Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught. -The New York Times Book Review

Luminous. engrossing and poignant, this is one not to miss. -People, Pick of the Week

Fantastic. a book that feels alive on the page. -The Washington Post

A dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community--and the things that ultimately haunt us most.

Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.

All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season.

It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a Read More chevron_right

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   Brit Bennet's Debut
After reading The Vanishing Half, I was very excited to see what her debut was all about. In the same fashion as TVH, Bennet winds time and characters together beautifully. The opening of each chapter with The Mother's thoughts led to some laughs but also grounded each chapter. The characters came to life easily and the story covered many themes of motherhood in unexpected ways. Her writing style is easily digested with beautiful lines interspersed.
 
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