↠ Le cœur battant de nos mères || Ø PDF Read by ¶ Brit Bennett Jean Esch

By Brit Bennett Jean Esch | Comments: ( 348 ) | Date: ( Sep 19, 2019 )

Tous les grands secrets ont un go t particulier Nadia a 17 ans et la vie devant elle Mais quand elle perd sa m re et avorte en cachette, tout change Elle choisit alors de quitter la communaut noire et religieuse qui l a vue grandir Boursi re dans une grande universit , Nadia fr quente l lite Elle a laiss derri re elle Luke, son ancien amant aux r ves bris s, et Tous les grands secrets ont un go t particulier Nadia a 17 ans et la vie devant elle Mais quand elle perd sa m re et avorte en cachette, tout change Elle choisit alors de quitter la communaut noire et religieuse qui l a vue grandir Boursi re dans une grande universit , Nadia fr quente l lite Elle a laiss derri re elle Luke, son ancien amant aux r ves bris s, et Aubrey, sa meilleure amie Durant une d cennie marqu e des affres de la vie, les trajectoires des trois jeunes gens vont se croiser puis diverger, tendues l extr me par le poids du secret.Dans la lign e d Elena Ferrante et de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Brit Bennett donne voix des h ros en qu te d accomplissement et nous offre un roman lumineux, inoubliable.


  • Title: Le cœur battant de nos mères
  • Author: Brit Bennett Jean Esch
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Brit Bennett Jean Esch

Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston Wright Award for College Writers Her work is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel.The Mothers is her first novel.



Comments Le cœur battant de nos mères

  • karen

    i saw a comment the other day on a friend's review that was both amusing and galling: Dammit! I can't trust the reviews of people who were given the item for free! Believe it or not, you're predisposed to like the product before i get to the review part, let me just say that - yes, i did get this book for free, but that didn't predispose me to like the product (as i shudder at the word "product" being used to describe a book). yes, i am beyond grateful that i was given the opportunity to read th [...]


  • Roxane

    The Mothers is an outstanding, engaging debut novel. The story follows two teenagers, Nadia and Luke, who fall in love as teenagers and how they come together and fall apart over the years. This is also a novel about a community and a church community and a friendship between Nadia and her best friend Aubrey, and the sorrows of motherless girls. I loved the voice and the storytelling and how Bennett is able to hold the story she wants to tell together over the course of a decade. The one part of [...]


  • Will Byrnes

    A girl nowadays has to get nice and close to tell if her man ain’t shit and by then it might be too late. We were girls once. It’s exciting, loving someone who can never love you back. Freeing, in its own way. No shame in loving an aint-shit man, long as you get it out of your system good and early. A tragic woman hooks into an aint-shit man, or worse, lets him hook into her. He will drag her until he tires. He will climb atop her shoulders and her body will sag from the weight of loving him [...]


  • Book Riot Community

    I don’t even know what to say about this book. It made me feel all the things. It’s about three people—Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey—but mostly Nadia. It’s about how our choices affect us, and how our secrets can define us if we let them. It’s about growing up in a tight knit community, and the pressures and the judgements that can go along with that. It’s about how grief and pain mess us up and what can happen when we try to leave it behind. The Mothers is my favourite kind of book—a [...]


  • Jill

    It’s never easy for me to be the lone dissenting voice in a chorus of much more respected reviewers who have lauded The Mothers as one of the finest books of 2016. Yet for me, this debut novel is a classic example of “the emperor has no clothes.” The book focuses on three teens: Nadia, whose mother killed herself for unknown reasons, her boyfriend Luke, and her best friend Aubrey who is pious and estranged from her own mother. The title of the book is very apt, because this book deals with [...]


  • Larry H

    I'd rate this between 4 and 4.5 stars, closer to the latter.There's an incredible sense of longing that pervades Brit Bennett's terrifically compelling debut novel, The Mothers. There's longing for love of all kinds—maternal, romantic, even the love of good friends—a longing for answers, a longing to find one's place in the world, and a longing for truth. But getting what you think you want doesn't always make things turn out right.Nadia Turner is smart, destined for a future far better than [...]


  • Hannah Greendale

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.Nadia Turner is introduced to unimaginable grief as a teenager. None of the vices she turns to as coping mechanisms have any real consequence, until her dalliance with the pastor's son, Luke Sheppard, forces her to make a difficult decision. The byproduct of their liaison is something Nadia keeps to herself, even withholding it from her best friend, Aubrey Evans. But the secret follows Nadia into adulthood, [...]


  • Diane S ☔

    The entwined lives of three teens in an African American community in Southern, California. Nadia, whose mother recently committed suicide and Aubrey, whose mother has chosen her boyfriend over her, and Luke, the pastor's son. Personal demons, young love, and growing up to find you still long for that which you left behind. A decision impossible to take back but that will fill Nadia with regret the Upper Room chapel and the Mothers, those older church ladies, who seem to see and know everything. [...]


  • Elyse

    I can see why this novel is getting 'buzz'. "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 unriped secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season. But we didn't. We shared this secret, a secret that began the spring Nadia Turner got knocked up by the pastor's son and went to the abortion clinic downtown to take care of it". "She was seventeen then." She lived with [...]


  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    Nadia Turner is a seventeen year old girl. She recently lost her mother to suicide (Not a spoiler) and is completely grief stricken. She is a beautiful, super smart girl who is fast tracked to college and a better life. Then she starts slipping and seeing the Pastor's son. You know they say those things about the preacher's kid for a reason don't you?Preacher's kid Lucas is the All-American kid. Former football star that got hurt that is now living with Mommy and Daddy working at a restaurant. H [...]


  • Maxwell

    There's no denying that Brit Bennett can craft a great sentence. She's able to evoke so much emotion in a turn of phrase. But those moments are few and far between in this story of hard decisions, lifelong consequences, and the unbreakable bonds that humans share.I felt like this book had a lot of melodrama; many scenes don't feel authentic. I can see Bennett working behind the scenes, which doesn't give me much confidence as a reader. However, when she gets it right—wow, she hits the bullseye [...]


  • Cheri

    The mothers are those from the Upper Room, the older women who stand over their congregation, sometimes quietly sitting back, taking note of the changes, the moods, of those whose bodies are in the pews and whose minds are not. They sit in judgment, handing out opinions, conclusions, decisions and verdicts on who should be spending less time carousing and more time serving others. They’ve seen it all in all their years, there’s no surprising them, but it doesn’t stop them from singing out [...]


  • Julie

    The Mothers by Brit Bennett is a 2016 Riverhead publication. This is another one of those ‘buzz’ books I wouldn’t ordinarily read, but my curiosity got the better of me, so I checked it out of the library, just to see for myself why the book garnered such high praise. The ‘Mothers’ are the women of Upper Room Chapel who basically gossip about the members of the church and keep track of the families who attend. They narrate the story of Nadia, Luke, and Audrey, three young black people [...]


  • Suzanne Leopold

    The story centers around three young adults growing up in Southern California.Nadia Turner is a seventeen year old senior in high school. She has been accepted to study at the University of Michigan. She is grieving the death of her mother who committed suicide six months ago. Nadia becomes involves with twenty-one year old Luke Sheppard. He is the son of the preacher at the local chapel. They have a secret romance, and Nadia finds herself pregnant. During employment at the local chapel, Aubrey [...]


  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*

    “The weight of what has been lost is always heavier than what remains.”A beautiful book with a real soul at its center, The Mothers is unlike anything I've read before. It starts with a teenager recovering from the loss of her mother's suicide, who then does the desperate and ends her own baby's life through an abortion. The book is surprisingly layered as it touches upon the girl's life as she grows up, the father's life as he grows and mourns for his child and his youth, and the best frien [...]


  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    I was not sure I wanted to read this book at all because of some negative reviews and comments in a discussion thread. I should know better by now! The novel is about mothers in a variety of ways. The central character, Nadia, gets pregnant and has an abortion not long after her mother commits suicide. There are a chorus of mothers at her church, the mother of her boyfriend, a sister-as-mother figure, and so on. I come from a fundie anti-abortion background and have grown into a non-church pro-c [...]


  • Andrew Smith

    In truth, this isn’t really the type of book I’d normally pick up. Maybe I’d think it too focused on women’s issues – those that are normally conducted without recourse to their menfolk. Maybe I’d be a little scared of it, all that unfamiliar territory. Either way, I was spared the decision making as this book was sent to me as part of an excellent quarterly literary box, supplied by Quarterly . One of the attractive features of this package is that the book came complete with handwr [...]


  • Marilyn C.

    3.5 StarsIn the ’ description of this book they use the word "dazzling," by no means was I "dazzled" by this story, but I was entertained. Brit Bennett has created a story full of lies, deep sadness and lifelong regrets which become heavy burdens for some of the characters. The book mainly focuses on three main characters ranging in age from the late teens to early twenties, which gave me the feeling, at times, that I was reading a YA novel. Don't get me wrong, there is some heavy plot lines h [...]


  • Eve

    "It was strange, learning the contours of another’s loneliness. You could never know it all at once; like stepping inside a dark cave, you felt along the walls, bumped into jagged edges."This was a depressingly lyrical book about the unlikely love between two young people, and an equally unlikely friendship between two young girls. Set in a small all-black community in Southern California circa 2008, the narrators are a group of older church women from the Upper Room church (attended by all th [...]


  • Jennifer

    ★★★½ “The book, I think, is about this central question of how girls grow into women when the female figures who are supposed to usher you into womanhood aren’t there. How girls come of age with that absence. And it’s about how communities are shaped by loss, this thing I keep writing about—how in moments of grief, community can be both a source of comfort and a source of oppression. My main character feels this responsibility to her community yet wants to escape it at the same ti [...]


  • Mollie Reads

    **I forgot to mention, I got this book in my Quarterly literary box and I'm SO glad I did. The personal annotations from Brit Bennett made my experience that much more special. Definitely check out Quaterly if you haven't already!**Oh, my heart! This book aches the whole way through. I was absolutely astonished by the writing. The Mothers is about a young girl named Nadia who tries to cope after her mother kills herself, the catalyst for Nadia’s pursuit of any opportunity that makes her feel [...]


  • Michelle

    Initial thoughts: What a great debut! Lyrical writing, a touching storyline and resounding characters . . . Sat down to read a few chapters but couldn't help but finish it in a day.


  • Kelli

    I just spent a few days listening to this story, with it’s talented narrator using difference voices and affectations to portray its different characters. The story meandered along, at times to its detriment. The narrator’s talent carried it, but I wasn’t able to connect fully to any of the characters and I felt as though something crucial was missing. 3.5 stars


  • Snotchocheez

    3 starsI wanted to slip this in beforeThe Mothers day of adjudication (3/14/17) ,before the Tournament of Books judges fawn over it (or pick it apart, as I kind of want to, but can't for fear of spoiling the jambalaya). I will just say that I think Brit Bennett's got a long, successful career ahead of her after this, her debut novel. She takes an oft-travelled stroll down some very familiar paths but does it in such a way that the end product comes out fresh and vibrant. The dialogue she conceiv [...]


  • Jessica Sullivan

    In her elegant debut novel, Brit Bennett explores the concept of motherhood in its many forms, centered around a complicated friendship between two teenage girls.Still grieving after her mother’s suicide, 17-year-old Nadia Turner develops a tenuous relationship with Luke, the local pastor’s son. Their relationship ends abruptly, leaving them with a painful secret that that will burden them both for years to come. Around this same time, Nadia befriends a quiet girl named Aubrey whose mother i [...]


  • Jessica Woodbury

    The Mothers is at heart a simple book about a few people over a relatively short period of time. But it feels revolutionary because these characters are normal, everyday, middle-class people of color. That says much about the state of fiction, even today.Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey all fill the kind of roles you've seen in stories before. Nadia is smart and pretty, but her ambitions are thrown awry by her mother's abrupt suicide. Luke is the pastor's son and former football hero who doesn't have foo [...]


  • Ifeyinwa

    Y'all I'm conflicted I really liked this novel- the writing, the overall plot and its lack of a clear-cut ending. At one point, I couldn't even put the book down. But, I felt somewhat disappointed by the predictable path this novel took. There were a couple melodramatic scenes that were Tyler Perry-esque, that had me clutching my imaginary pearls or groaning in dismay. I just felt like the author could have taken this plot somewhere unexpected & killed it. Why do I feel conflicted? Because a [...]


  • Didi

    Video review youtube/watch?v=QpxUj


  • Jessica

    I received this book for free through a complimentary Quarterly Literary Box. I really liked this book. First off, it is incredibly well written. It was such an easy read. Some books I find myself slogging through but I didn't with this book. Everything just flowed nicely and it was effortless to read if that makes any sense. The characters felt very real and dynamic. The author did a good job giving everyone's perspective. I loved the setting of San Diego and how it was incorporated. As for the [...]


  • Lata

    3-3.5 stars.Initial thoughts:I enjoyed the writing. Nadia and Aubrey felt real to me, while I had a harder time visualizing Luke. No one in this story was particularly admirable. Grief runs through the Turner family, when Nadia Turner's mother kills herself. Nadia is left to mourn and drift on her own, with no one reaching the lost, grieving and probably pretty angry 17-year old. I didn't find the congregation at the family's church to be particularly sympathetic to Nadia's mother's death, and f [...]


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