51 pages 1 hour read

Miriam Toews

Women Talking

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2018

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Essay Topics


In the author’s note that prefaces the novel, Toews explains the novel is inspired by historical events. How does fictionalizing those events allow Toews to draw out particular insights or themes?


How does Women Talking resonate in the 21st-century social and political atmosphere of the Me Too movement?


The women in the novel have been denied education and autonomy in ways that are seldom seen in developed countries of the 21st century. Describe specific ways these deficiencies limit the women.