The Handmaid's Tale

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      Claire North

      Theo, an employee at the Criminal Audit Office dutifully assesses crimes and ensures that perpetrators pay their debts to society in cash instead of prison time, until his friend, Dani, is murdered.

    • Before She Sleeps
      Bina Shah

      In a near-future Middle East, gender selection, war and disease have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels. The government uses terror and technology to control its people and force women to take multiple husbands and have children as quickly as possible. Yet some women resist and live in an underground group that refuses to be part of the system.

    • The Completionist
      Siobhan Adcock

      In a near future overshadowed by widespread infertility, the disappearance of a woman who had been displaying disturbing behavior for months forces her devoted sister to make difficult choices affecting her own rare pregnancy.

    • The Core of the Sun
      Johanna Sinisalo

      A work of speculative fiction set in an extreme Finnish welfare state that holds public health and social stability above all. It has bred a sub-species of receptive, submissive women for sex and procreation while intelligent, independent women are sterilized and put to menial labor. Follow the experiences of Vanna, whose addiction to illegal chili peppers pits her against state-controlled love, sex and free will in this witty, inventive, and fiendishly engaging read.

    • The Farm
      Joanne Ramos

      Nestled in the Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat with every amenity -- and it’s all free. In fact, you're paid big money to stay here. The catch? For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to producing the perfect baby. For someone else. The Farm pushes our thinking on motherhood, money, and merit; raising crucial questions on the trade-offs women will make to fortify their futures and the futures of those they love.

    • Gather the Daughters
      Jennie Melamed

      Starving herself to fend off adulthood in a radical post-apocalypse community where a few chosen men scavenge for detritus and women are little more than breeders, a teen leader investigates a shocking mystery that is contradictory to law before risking her life to organize a girl uprising.

    • Girls Burn Brighter
      Shobha Rao

      A debut novel about the bond between two girls driven apart by circumstance but relentless in their search for one another. As poor girls their fate does not belong to them. Their lives will be decided by men. Arranged marriages, hard labor, and abuse will be their future. In friendship, they find solace and company, but most of all they find courage. Together, they dare to dream. Alternating between perspectives as they face ruthless obstacles, this story introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within.

    • Gnomon
      Nick Harkaway

      A tale set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state follows the suspicious death of a dissident in custody and finds state inspector Mielikki Neith immersing herself in the victim's world, where she encounters a panorama of characters and innovations that transform her perspectives.

    • The One
      John Marrs

      A decade after scientists discover that everyone has a "soulmate gene" that they share with just one other person, five people meet their matches, only to be torn by shocking secrets.

    • The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
      Nadia Hashimi

      A searing tale of powerlessness and the freedom to control one's own fate tells the story of two young Afghan women, separated by a century, who disguise themselves as boys in order to survive. They adopt the ancient custom of bacha posh, in which young girls are dressed as and treated as boys until puberty. This book tells the story of both Rahima and Shekiba: separated by time, but united by blood, tradition, and a hunger for freedom. It is a beautifully written novel: soaring and sobering.

    • Red Clocks
      Leni Zumas

      Abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.

    • Sleeping Beauties
      Stephen King and Owen King

      What might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In a near-future women succumb to a sleeping disease and men revert to their primal natures. One mysteriously immune woman struggles to survive in an Appalachian town where she is treated as both a demon and a lab specimen. A provocative, dramatic tale that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.

    • Vox
      Vox
      Christina Dalcher

      This is the harrowing story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter. On the day the US government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. But soon, women aren’t permitted to hold jobs, girls aren’t taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice but Jean is determined to reclaim hers.

    • The Wolves of Winter
      Tyrell Johnson

      A brave survivor in a post apocalypse society practices hunting skills in the snowy Canadian Yukon before being compelled into a role she never imagined by an enigmatic man who carries dark secrets.