How to Read the Women Talking Book Before Watching the Movie

women talk is now an Oscar nominee and has received two nominations including Best Picture. Adapted and directed by Sarah Polley, the film is set in an isolated Mennonite community where eight women have less than two days to decide the fate of all women in the colony faced with an impossible choice: stay and fight the men who commit sexual assaults. in series, or leave and found a new colony.

The haunting film features an ensemble cast including Rooney Mara, Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley, with Ben Whishaw and Frances McDormand in supporting roles. Although the film is still playing exclusively in a limited number of theaters, it is likely to reach high-end video-on-demand distributors such as Amazon’s Prime Video and Vudu soon. The film is produced by Orion Pictures, which also produced 2022 Until. Until became available on PVOD 39 days after its initial theatrical release, but no information has been released as to when you will be able to see it women talk at home.

In the meantime, you may be wondering: is it women talk for a book? We have all the details below.


In short: yes, women talk based on a book. Since its release in 2018, the book has racked up multiple star lists and become a bestseller. The book is formatted as the minutes of the speaking women’s meeting as written by a women’s literary ally (Whishaw’s character in the film adaptation).

Miriam Toews, author of women talk, states in a preface to the novel that a true story inspired the book. Between 2005 and 2009, women in a Bolivian Mennonite colony were sexually assaulted by men in the community, but for years it was attributed to spirits or demons before the perpetrators were charged and imprisoned. The novel is “both a fictional response to these real events and an act of female imagination”.

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women talk is available for purchase in several formats. If you can’t get enough of that new book smell and love the feel of a paperback in your hands, you can get a physical copy from Amazon and Barnes and Noble ($15.30) . Demand for the book has increased since the film was released, so it is currently out of stock but is available in bookstores and will ship once it is back in stock.

If you can’t wait and want to read the book right away, it’s also available in e-book format. You can get it now on Amazon for $8.45. E-books purchased from Amazon can be read using the Kindle app or any Kindle e-reader.

We recommend the 6.8-inch Kindle Paperwhite ($139.99), which makes reading easy and enjoyable with customizable brightness and heat settings and a 10-week battery life.

Finally, if audiobooks are more your speed, women talk is also available in this format. Narrated by Matthew Edison, the audio production has a running time of 5 hours and 57 minutes. New Audible members can get the book for free as part of the service’s 30-day free trial. If you’re already an Audible subscriber, you can purchase the book on credit ($14.99/month) or $15.98 individually.

An alternative to Amazon is Libro.FM, which also offers new members a one-month free trial that you can get women talk like the first book for free. Alternatively, Libro credits are $14.99/month, or you can purchase the book individually for $18.39.

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