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The Mothers

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Half.

The Mothers is a dazzling debut about young love, a big secret in a small community and the moments that haunt us most.


All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season.

It's the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance - and the subsequent cover-up - will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully manoeuvre and dogged by the constant, nagging question: what if they had chosen differently?

In entrancing, lyrical prose, THE MOTHERS asks whether a 'what if' can be more powerful than an experience itself.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Title: The Mothers: A Novel
Author(s): Brit Bennett
ISBN: 0-399-18451-1 / 978-0-399-18451-2 (USA edition)
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Title: The Mothers: the New York Times bestseller
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ISBN: 0-349-70149-0 / 978-0-349-70149-3 (UK edition)
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October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Mothers - Target Book Club
Author(s): Brit Bennett
ISBN: 0-525-53503-9 / 978-0-525-53503-4 (USA edition)
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October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Mothers: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-399-18452-X / 978-0-399-18452-9 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Mothers
Author(s): Brit Bennett
ISBN: 0-7352-1540-5 / 978-0-7352-1540-5 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Mothers: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Brit Bennett
ISBN: 1-5247-0986-7 / 978-1-5247-0986-0 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Mothers: A Novel
Author(s): Brit Bennett
ISBN: 0-7352-8825-9 / 978-0-7352-8825-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Mothers: A Novel
Author(s): Brit Bennett
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October 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Mothers: A Novel
Author(s): Brit Bennett
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Mothers: A Novel
Author(s): Brit Bennett
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Mothers: A Novel
Author(s): Brit Bennett
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Mothers: the New York Times bestseller
Author(s): Brit Bennett
Publisher: Dialogue Books
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October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Mothers: A Novel
Author(s): Brit Bennett
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA