Brit Bennett

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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.

Average rating: 3.84 · 35,698 ratings · 4,145 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Mothers

3.84 avg rating — 35,589 ratings — published 2016 — 28 editions
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Je ne sais pas quoi faire d...

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October 2016, Brit Bennett
"It's California or bust! The author of The Mothers shares the bold and beautiful books that capture her home state. " ...More

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“Grief was not a line, carrying you infinitely further from loss. You never knew when you would be sling-shot backward into its grip. —”
Brit Bennett, The Mothers

“The weight of what has been lost is always heavier than what remains.”
Brit Bennett, The Mothers

“Reckless white boys became politicians and bankers, reckless black boys became dead.”
Brit Bennett, The Mothers


For May, our theme is mothers.
Which fiction book should we read?

Our non-fiction read will be
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan.

This poll opens at 12:01am Eastern time on Wednesday, April 19,
and will close at 11:59pm Eastern time on Wednesday, April 26.

  3 votes, 42.9%

  2 votes, 28.6%

  1 vote, 14.3%

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