Hope is futile in Meg Elison’s feminist dystopian ‘The Book of the Unnamed Midwife’

Hope is futile in Meg Elison’s feminist dystopian ‘The Book of the Unnamed Midwife’

The narrator has no name. At least, not in the beginning. Her "old world" name is lost when an illness sets in that wipes out most of the population, leaving men greatly outnumbering women, and no babies anywhere.

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Blythe Baird explores hunger in her new poetry collection, ‘If My Body Could Speak’

Blythe Baird explores hunger in her new poetry collection, ‘If My Body Could Speak’

The idea that you can simultaneously be too much and not enough is an undercurrent throughout the body of Baird's work: too much, when she wants to be open and honest about her sexuality and rape but not enough to fit in with the cool girls and "feminist bros" that, while personified in the academic experience.

Yara Zgheib Explores the Importance of Support Systems during recovery in ‘The Girls at 17 Swann Street’

Yara Zgheib Explores the Importance of Support Systems during recovery in ‘The Girls at 17 Swann Street’

26-year-old Anna is a former Parisian, former ballerina, and former woman with an identity outside of her eating disorder. Somewhere between following her husband to St. Louis and ending up in Bedroom 5 at 17 Swann Street, Anna's all but disappeared.

Sophie Mackintosh makes toxic masculinity literal in ‘The Water Cure’

Sophie Mackintosh makes toxic masculinity literal in ‘The Water Cure’

Grace, Lia, and Sky are sheltered from the horrors of the outside world. They've been brought up to believe that beyond the borders of their home there is nothing but violence: men against women, disease against bodies.

Megan Collins debuts with bewitching thriller, “The Winter Sister”

Megan Collins debuts with bewitching thriller, “The Winter Sister”

Sixteen years ago, Persephone O'Leary never came home. Now Sylvie must return to her hometown, stay in the room she shared with her sister, to help her mother. But Persphone's presence lingers on the streets of the quiet Connecticut village, in the empty bedroom Sylvie moves back into, and in the fact that her disappearance, and murder, remains unsolved.

Dark Family Secrets Are Uncovered in Emma Rous’ ‘The Au Pair’

Dark Family Secrets Are Uncovered in Emma Rous’ ‘The Au Pair’

Title: The Au PairAuthor: Emma RousGenre: SuspensePublisher: BerkelySource: eARC via NetGalleyLength: 320pPublishing Date: 08 January 2019 "But the witches took the real twins anyway." she'd whispered, wide-eyed. "And the fairies left you and Danny, sprite babies, as a swap. Is it true?" In the Norfolk countryside stands Summerbourne, an estate that sits on the edge of the sea. With [...]