Mattie is the adopted daughter of doting parents and one of Ro's best students, who finds herself pregnant with nowhere to turn. Susan is a frustrated mother of two, trapped in a crumbling marriage. One question. This is a story of resilience, transformation, and hope in tumultuous-even frightening-times. What is a woman for?in this ferociously imaginative novel, liberty, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, abortion is once again illegal in America, and property to every embryo.
And gin is the gifted, or "mender, forest-dwelling herbalist, " who brings all their fates together when she's arrested and put on trial in a frenzied modern-day witch hunt. Red clocks is at once a riveting drama, whose mysteries unfold with magnetic energy, and a shattering novel of ideas. In a small oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.
Ro, while also writing a biography of eivør, is trying to have a baby on her own, a single high-school teacher, a little-known 19th-century female polar explorer. A national bestsellera new york times editor's choicean amazon best book of the monthan indie next pickone of wall street journal's Twelve Books to Read This WinterAn Esquire most anticipated book of 2018An Elle Best Book of Winter A Popsugar most anticipated book of FallA Ploughshares most anticipated book of FallA Nylon Best Book of the MonthOne of Publishers Weekly's most anticipated titles of Fall 2017Five women.
In the vein of margaret atwood and eileen myles, leni Zumas fearlessly explores the contours of female experience, evoking THE HANDMAID'S TALE for a new millennium.
It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds. The gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. The prophecies inform their next five decades. Instant new york times bestseller“a captivating family saga.
The new york times book review“You won’t be able to put it down. The skimm skimm reads pick“this literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt. People magazine book of the Week“A sprawling, enchanting family saga. Entertainment weekly the must lista dazzling family love story reminiscent of Everything I Never Told You from a novelist heralded by Lorrie Moore as a “great new talent.
If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?it's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. Golden-boy simon escapes to the west coast, searching for love in '80s san francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.
A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, reality and illusion, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, this world and the next.
Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. One of the new york times's ten best books of 2017a los angeles times best book of 2017one of the washington post's ten best books of 2017an npr best book of 2017one of entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of 2017A Bustle Best Book of 2017A Paste Magazine Best Novel of 2017A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2017Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for FictionOne of President Obama's favorite reads of 2017"The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale.
Ron charles, washington post"novels based on premises like the one at the core of The Power can quickly become little more than thought experiments, but Alderman dodges this trap deftly -- her writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.
From award-winning author naomi alderman, the power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly.
Michael schaub, npra new york times book review editors' choicean amazon best book of 2017 **winner of the 2017 baileys women's prize for fiction**what would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family.
An American Marriage: A Novel Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection
He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.
The instant new york times bestseller! oprah’s book club 2018 selection “haunting. Unforgettable. Usa today “a tense and timely love story. Beautifully written. The new york times book Review “Brilliant and heartbreaking. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined.
As roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. After five years, roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
The Woman in the Window: A Novel
Anna fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. Amazing. Gillian Flynn“Unputdownable. Stephen king“A dark, twisty confection. Ruth ware“Absolutely gripping. Louise pennyfor readers of gillian flynn and tana french comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.
It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening. Instant #1 new york Times Bestseller!“Astounding. She spends her day drinking wine maybe too much, watching old movies, recalling happier times. The perfect family. But when anna, sees something she shouldn’t, gazing out her window one night, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.
What is real? what is imagined? who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems. Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving, The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock.
Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion
Although Roe v. This book explains the law of abortion, offers tools for more productive private exchanges, challenges the toxic politics that make it a public football and private secret, and leads the way to a more robust public discussion of abortion ethics. Millions of americans have participated in or benefited from an abortion, but few want to reveal that they have done so.
Scarlet a combines storytelling and statistics to bring the story of ordinary abortion out of the shadows, rarely seen picture of how patients and doctors currently think and act, painting a rich, and ultimately inviting readers to tell their own stories and draw their own conclusions. In public discussion, both proponents and opponents of abortion's legality tend to focus on extraordinary cases.
It explains how our silence around private experience has distorted public opinion, and how including both ordinary abortion and abortion ethics could make our public exchanges more fruitful. In scarlet a, watson wisely and respectfully navigates one of the most divisive topics in contemporary life. Professor katie watson focuses instead on the cases that happen the most, which she calls "ordinary abortion.
Scarlet a gives the reflective reader a more accurate impression of what the majority of American abortion practice really looks like. Wade identified abortion as a constitutional right 45 years ago, it still bears stigma--a proverbial scarlet A. This tendency keeps the national debate polarized and contentious, and keeps our focus on the cases that occur the least.
The Female Persuasion: A Novel
And then, faith invites greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, astonishingly, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined. Charming and wise, meg wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, knowing and witty, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition.
Ultra-readable. Vogue "equal parts cotton candy and red meat, in the best way. People "wolitzer’s social commentary can be as funny as it is queasily on target. Wall street journal"wolitzer is one of those rare writers who creates droll and entertaining novels of ideas. Fresh air, npr from the new york times-bestselling author of The Interestings, an electric novel not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be.
To be admired by someone we admire - we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world. Greer kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life.
Faith frank, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. At its heart, the female persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time.
It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow and how those roles evolve over time, and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.
The Perfect Nanny: A Novel
That i’ve thought about pretty much every day. She has embedded herself so deeply in their lives that it now seems impossible to remove her. When myriam decides to return to work as a lawyer after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their son and daughter. I found it extraordinary.
Lauren collins, the new Yorker“One of the most important books of the year. She knows everything. They never dreamed they would find louise: a quiet, devoted woman who sings to the children, polite, cleans the family’s chic Paris apartment, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties.
You read the entire novel knowing something terrible is coming. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, and suspicions mount, jealousy, resentment, shattering the idyllic tableau. It felt less like an entertainment, or even a work of art, than like a compulsion. Building tension with every page, race, domesticity, bravely observed exploration of power, class, motherhood, riveting, The Perfect Nanny is a compulsive, and madness—and the American debut of an immensely talented writer.
Asymmetry: A Novel
A tender and exquisite account of an unexpected romance that takes place in New York during the early years of the Iraq War, “Folly” also suggests an aspiring novelist’s coming-of-age. It hones your senses. Parul seghal, the new york times a singularly inventive and unforgettable debut novel about love, luck, and the inextricability of life and art, from 2017 Whiting Award winner Lisa Halliday.
Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, wealth, geography, power, fame, talent, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, and justice. A stunning debut from a rising literary star, Asymmetry is an urgent, important, and truly original work that will captivate any reader while also posing arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself.
These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected coda. The first section, “folly, a young american editor, ” tells the story of Alice, and her relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer.
. By contrast, on his way to visit his brother in kurdistan, an Iraqi-American man who, “Madness” is narrated by Amar, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow. National bestseller “asymmetry is extraordinary.
Neon in Daylight
Language molds snugly to thought. Parul sehgal, style and beauty chronicles the lives of self-absorbed hedonists―The Great Gatsby, Big City, The New York Times"What do you get when a writer of extreme intelligence, insight, Bright Lights, and now Neon in Daylight. In new york's parks and bodegas, its bars and clubs crowded with bodies, a charismatic but embittered writer made famous by the movie version of his only novel; and Inez, Kate encounters two strangers who will transform her stay: Bill, his daughter, its galleries and performance spaces, a recent high school graduate who supplements her Bushwick cafe salary by enacting the fantasies of men she meets on Craigslist.
A new york times book Review Editors' Choice"A radiant first novel. Hermione hoby paints a garish world that drew me in and held me spellbound. Her sentences are sleek and tailored. Kate, a young woman newly arrived from England, is staying in a Manhattan apartment while she tries to figure out her future.
Girls Burn Brighter: A Novel
Suddenly their indian village doesn't feel quite so claustrophobic, and Poornima begins to imagine a life beyond arranged marriage. Alternating between the girls’ perspectives as they face ruthless obstacles, Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within. But when a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend.
Incandescent. A searing portrait of what feminism looks like in much of the world. Vogue“a treat for ferrante fans, exploring the bonds of friendship and how female ambition beats against the strictures of poverty and patriarchal societies. The huffington postan electrifying debut novel about the extraordinary bond between two girls driven apart by circumstance but relentless in their search for one another.
Poornima and savitha have three strikes against them: they are poor, they are ambitious, and they are girls. She is left to care for her siblings until her father can find her a suitable match. After her mother’s death, Poornima has very little kindness in her life. So when savitha enters their household, Poornima is intrigued by the joyful, independent-minded girl.
Her journey takes her into the darkest corners of India's underworld, on a harrowing cross-continental journey, and eventually to an apartment complex in Seattle.