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by V. P. Evans

Shorter Reads

LoveReading View on Woman

Woman is a 50-page sledgehammer collection of short stories that highlight the struggles, rituals and abuse endured by cis-women across cultures. This is not an easy read and I have to say I had difficulty getting through it, because of the topics covered. It is very well-written and each short story is concise, striking at the heart of the sometimes harrowing topic. It made me wince more than a couple of times as I read. There are a number of events described in quite explicit detail and this book will not be for everyone.

Woman is described as a collection of stories that focus on the strength of women, I would agree with this but would include “in the face of intense pain and suffering”. This book powerfully highlights the struggles, pain, injustices faced by women and girls worldwide, but at the end of each story in this collection, the women endure, survive and show hope for the future. I think the final message of hope helped to alleviate how intense the darker moments are.

I liked that additional information and facts at the end of the book, and I think that this helps to highlight the importance of this book. I think that is how I would describe this book, it’s important. Woman highlights struggles and events that can’t be shied away from just because they make us uncomfortable. 

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Woman Synopsis

A multi-award winning anthology that dives into the compelling woman's world, exploring five different lives that are hanging in the midst of suffering and love.


Five letters, each one leads to the steps of another woman. Stories from places where women must follow bloody traditions, struggling to get educated and dreaming of a normal life, but also places where their happiness is vulnerable, like an illusion ready to shatter in an instant.

Five letters that explore their constant fighting against injustice, pain, and suffering, but, most of all, their unstoppable thirst for hope, love, and ... rights.

Five letters, otherwise so different from each other, but as they're standing side by side, they're forming the word that reflects the same strength.

Stories included:


In the most crucial moment of her life, a Somali woman comes face-to-face with the ghosts of her childhood.


In a remote town in Cameroon a girl discovers the standards of a woman's world in the most brutal way.


A young American woman strives to make the right call that will help her to survive the memories of a nightmarish night.


She has the perfect life. She lives in magical Greece with a husband she loves and two amazing kids. She couldn't ask for anything else. But one morning she realizes that her relationship isn't as she thought. And the undefined emptiness that had nestled inside her for years is now leading her to find out the truth about her feelings and her life.


A woman in Thailand puts herself in a deadly situation in order to save the person she loves more than anything.

***Mature Content***

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Publication date: 01/10/2019
Publisher: Independently published
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 1st October 2019
Author: V. P. Evans
Publisher: Independently published
Format: Paperback
Genres: Indie Author Books, Shorter Reads,

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