October book club unravels an intricate web

Tattersalls Club - Friday, November 06, 2020


Tattersalls Book Club members reviewed Bernadine Evaristo’s book, Girl, Woman, Other; where the author examines the lives of 12 women who are inextricably linked by a fine thread. These women are mainly women of colour from different generations, faiths, sexuality, classes, politics and heritages.


Each complex character has a chapter and their lives overlap within the chapters. The book is about struggles but also love, joy, and imagination. Evaristo explores motherhood, sexuality, racism, betrayals, success and regret, which she does showing incredible insight into each woman’s life.


Book Club members agreed, overwhelmingly, the book was amazing and well worth reading. Everisto’s writing style is certainly different, with little or no punctuation, especially full stops which appear very rarely. However, after a few pages even the punctuation prefects amongst Book Club members forgot about that and enjoyed the wonderful reading experience.


In keeping with our three word description; twelve remarkable lives.


Next up we will be reading “You shouldn’t have joined…”, a memoir by Sir Peter Cosgrove and will meet via Zoom on Wednesday 25th November from 16:00 to 17:30.


For more information or to sign up for the book club please contact Sara at or phone 9263 9202.





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