We're Starting a Book Club!

August 24th, 2018

Hey Oaklands! You're invited to join our new monthly book club. Join us on the first Tuesday of each month starting in October to meet others who enjoy reading, share ideas, have lively conversations and make new friends. Everyone welcome. Coffee and tea provided. Check our Facebook page for more information!

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, November 6 from 6:30-8 pm at Oaklands Neighbourhood House, 2629 Victor Street.

 

Our November book selection is The Power by Naomi Alderman. 

In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there's a rich Nigerian kid who lounges around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power - they can cause agonising pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world changes utterly.


This extraordinary novel by Naomi Alderman, a Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and Granta Best of British writer, is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if power was in the hands of women but also exposes, with breath-taking daring, our contemporary world.

 

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