Book of the month for October
This month’s Book of the Month recommendation is Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
About the book
From the Sunday Times best seller and 2019 Joint Winner of the Booker Prize, Bernardine Evaristo.
This is Britain as you've never read it. This is Britain as it has never been told. From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope...
'Girl, Woman, Other' follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends, and lovers, across the country and through the years.
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'Her idiosyncratic prose rhythms imitate the wayward impulses of inner thought, allowing readers to feel intimately connected to her characters.' - The Daily Telegraph
'Vivid and infectious.' - The Financial Times
'Weaves through time and space with crackling originality.' - Vogue
'If you don't yet know her work, you should - she says things about modern Britain that no one else does.' - Maggie Gee, The Guardian
'Evaristo's prose hums with life... At turns funny and sad, tender and true, this book deserves to win awards.' - Red