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One evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting. For the past two years, each of these women, and more than a hundred other girls in their colony, has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins. Now that the women have learned they were in fact drugged and attacked by a group of men from their own community, they are determined to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. While the men of the colony are off in the city, attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists and bring them home, these women-all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their community and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in-have very little time to make a choice: Should they stay in the only world they've ever known or should they dare to escape? Based on real events and told through the "minutes" of the women's all-female symposium, Toews's masterful novel uses wry, politically engaged humor to relate this tale of women claiming their own power to decide.

Available copies

  • 1 of 10 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

10 current holds with 10 total copies.
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Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Arcade Free Library FIC TOEWS (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300433281
Checked out
06/14/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library TOEWS (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300971691
Checked out
05/31/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lima Public Library FIC TOE (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002040994
Checked out
05/28/2019
Livonia Public Library FIC TOE (Text)
Adult New
52140300562940
Checked out
06/13/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Macedon Public Library FIC TOE (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300718724
Checked out
05/30/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Palmyra Community Library TOE (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300395652
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library FIC TOE (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300506031
Checked out
06/04/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Victor Farmington Library TOE (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300873755
On holds shelf
-
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Toews (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129300950825
Checked out
06/10/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC TOE (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002851250
Checked out
06/03/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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