Girl Woman Other

Girl  Woman  Other
Publisher Grove Press
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780802156990
Rating 4.5/5 from 41 reviews

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE “A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum.”—Booker Prize Judges Bernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean. The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London’s funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley’s former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole’s mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter’s lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class. Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.

The Lady of the Rivers
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01

The Lady of the Rivers tells the story of Jacquetta, daughter of the Count of Luxembourg, and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, who was married to the great Englishman John, Duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of nineteen she took the extraordinary risk

Girl  Woman  Other
  • Author : Bernardine Evaristo
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE “A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness

Lives of Girls and Women
  • Author : Alice Munro
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-12-21

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Things Fall Apart
  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-25

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The Woman in the Window
  • Author : A. J. Finn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-11-29

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD!'Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing' Gillian Flynn'One of those rare books that really is unputdownable' Stephen King'Twisted to the power of max' Val McDermid'A dark, twisty confection' Ruth Ware What did she see? It's been ten months since Anna Fox last left

The Girl with the Louding Voice
  • Author : Abi Daré
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK! “Brave, fresh . . . unforgettable.”—The New York Times Book Review “A celebration of girls who dare to dream.”—Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers (Oprah’s Book Club pick) Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize

The Fox Woman
  • Author : Kij Johnson
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2001-02-03

The Fox Woman is a powerful first novel, singing with lyrical prose and touching the deepest emotions. A historically accurate fantasy, it gives us a glimpse into, and an understanding of, the history that shaped the people of one of our world's greatest nations. But it is also a story

Lady in the Mist
  • Author : Laurie Alice Eakes
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01

One morning just before dawn, midwife Tabitha Eckles and British nobleman Dominick Cherett cross paths on a misty beachhead in Virginia, leading them on a twisted path through kidnappings, death threats, public disgrace and love. Original.

Lady s Maid
  • Author : Margaret Forster
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007

A historical novel rekindles the passion between Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning as Barrett's housekeeper and closest friend tells the story of their elopement and of her devoted service to her lady. Reader's Guide included. Reissue. 25,000 first printing.

The Wise Woman
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994-12

After fleeing the abbey where she was raised, Alys is taken in by a wise woman, who teaches her the ways of country healing--an education that comes in handy when Alys moves into the home of the aristocratic Sir Hugh

The Book of Night Women
  • Author : Marlon James
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-02-19

From the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings "An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and

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  • Author : Doris Lessing
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2012-01-30

The landmark novel of the Sixties – a powerful account of a woman searching for her personal, political and professional identity while facing rejection and betrayal.

Foreign Affairs
  • Author : Alison Lurie
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-04

This Pulitzer Prize–winning novel follows two American academics in London—a young man and a middle-aged woman—as they each fall into unexpected romances. In her early fifties, Vinnie Miner is the sort of woman no one ever notices, despite her career as an Ivy League professor. She doubts

The Other Boleyn Girl
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007

The daughters of a ruthlessly ambitious family, Mary and Anne Boleyn are sent to the court of Henry VIII to attract the attention of the king, who first takes Mary as his mistress and then Anne as his wife.

The War that Saved My Life
  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-01-08

* Newbery Honor Book * #1 New York Times Bestseller * Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award * Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of the Year * New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from the acclaimed author