A gripping dystopian novel that imagines an alternate present where young women entering puberty discover a mysterious physical power that allows them to wield an electric charge from the tips of their fingers. No one knows how or why the mysterious power emerged, but if women are more powerful than men, how does society respond?

Favorited for 2017 by President Obama and recommended recently by Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad: the revolutionary power of women's anger (2018) Naomi Alderman’s provocative novel takes us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality that simultaneously exposes our own world in bold and surprising ways.

This discussion will be held in the second floor meeting room--located on the second floor of the library between the entrance to the History, Biography & Religion division and the Business & Career Center. An alternate session is being held on the same day at 2:30pm in the second floor meeting room.

Reserve a special Discussion Sets copy of the novel, or download the ebook version. Click here for more information about the Discussion Sets collection.

Finished the book early, check out this booklist  of recommended titles about power women, or read ahead to the next title in our discussion series The Sixth Extinction: an unnatural history. Have a suggestion for our next discussion? Email me ebobilin@bklynlibrary.org!

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