ContemporaryThree Women by Lisa Taddeo

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo


I think I first heard about this book via a podcast and when @lisadtaddeo explained how she moved to the towns where two of the women lived so that she could better understand their lives, I knew this was one for me. I was in — hook, line and sinker!

For me, Three Women was utterly *utterly* addictive. The most gripping kind of non-fiction, at times it read like the paciest of novels. I was so immersed in the lives of these women, at times it felt like I was almost drowning in their stories. I needed to know every little detail and Taddeo serves them all with aplomb.

I read this a while ago and it is Maggie’s heartbreaking story of her relationship with her teacher that has stayed with me the most. The scars that stay with her are ones that are difficult to read about but Taddeo’s depiction of them cannot be underestimated in its importance. 

There are so many dimensions to this book. I devoured it in one sitting but can remember feeling just how much I didn’t want it to end.

Speaking of which, we’ve yet to read Taddeo’s next book, Animal. Have you read it? What did you think?

~ Sophie

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