The Power by Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman has written a disturbingly insightful novel exploring what would happen if women were given more power. This isn't about gender equality, it's about the physical power to hurt at the flick of a wrist. The book covers ten years for four very different characters; two young girls, a female mayor and a male... Continue Reading →

At The Edge Of The Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

Sadie, James and their family moved to Black Swamp Ohio in the early 19th century. In order to settle they must have fifty fruit trees so James spends a lot of time working on the orchard. He loves his apple trees, and has an admirable determination to get to the magic number fifty despite his... Continue Reading →

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman is a scientist through and through. Everything he does is measured, calculated and precise. He isn't particularly successful with relationships as a result and so decides to set up The Wife Project. A questionnaire is compiled to evaluate applicants as potential wife material for Don. Only the best will do; they must fit... Continue Reading →

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