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February Adult Book Club

We had a great meeting in January – Thank you to those who were able to come!  We had a great conversation about life, triumphs and tribulations, how funny Delia Ephron is (who knew?!), as well as discussing the bakeries in New York! It was a delightful change of pace over the holidays and from our last book – all about spies in Europe.  This month we were looking for something that was more recent, something that would be timely in topic.  We had several suggestions from our group – and I’ve narrowed it down to “The Power” by Naomi Alderman. 

 

Excerpt:

'She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge blast right into the centre of his body. The rivulets and streams of red scarring run across his chest and up around his throat. She'd put her hand on his heart and stopped him dead.'

Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed, and we look at the world in an entirely new light.

What if the power to hurt were in women's hands?

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