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The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Literary fiction

The Mothers

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by Brit Bennett

Quick take

Brit Bennett's words have the kind of warmth and familiarity as though the novel was a secret being told by your closest friend.

Why I love it

How do I start to describe _The Mothers_? Visceral? Riveting? Heart-wrenching? In the end this novel is all three and then some. _The Mothers_ opens with a chorus of a collective female voice that divulges the tragic history of beautiful Nadia Turner. Years ago, her mother, Elise, committed suicide just moments after leaving their church, and now both Nadia and her father are left to deal with Eli...

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    October 2016