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Reviews

The Mothers is a beautifully written, sad and lingering book - an impressive debut for such a young writer
Guardian
Bennett allows her characters to follow their worst impulses, and she handles provocative issues with intelligence, empathy and dark humour. Her risk-taking pays off
New York Times
Brit Bennett is rightfully being hailed a brilliant new voice writing about black women . . . This is a novel with heart - it made me feel; it made me think. And I can't wait to read more of her
The Pool
Brit Bennett's debut is often funny, generous, and brightly written
GQ
[A]n engaging and assured debut novel of depth, and introspective power. It succeeds as a brilliant study of a modern black woman, and as a lyrical and majestic portrait of her place in society
Chigozie Obioma, author of The Fishermen
Brit Bennett is so bracingly talented on the page. . .[The Mothers is] astute and absorbing and urgent
Jezebel
A quite beautiful book: shimmering with intelligence; fully alive to both the joyful and the difficult part of love; illuminating on motherhood
Times Literary Supplement
Tenderly written
Elle
Compelling
New Yorker
Bennett has written that rare combination: a book that feels alive on the page and rich for later consideration. If you read The Mothers, you will learn a lot
Washington Post
Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught
New York Times Book Review
Luminous... engrossing and poignant, this is one not to miss
People
A refreshingly fast-paced story of young love, race, and religious hypocrisy
Vanity Fair
Wonderful - warm and tender and necessary
Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing