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The Power by Naomi Alderman
• What we'll do What would happen if girls suddenly became capable of painful, even lethal physical power? What would change if women could dominate with their newfound power? Would they create a different kind of world -- or not? Join us for a discussion of The Power ( by Naomi Alderman. This novel appeared on the "best books of 2017" lists from The New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, NPR, and others. It won the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. "The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post. In fact, Margaret Atwood was Alderman's mentor. • What to bring Bring a couple of dollars towards Joan's organizer dues and, if you wish, a snack to share. • Important to know If you RSVP "yes" and later realize that you can't attend, change your RSVP. No no-shows.

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Novel Lovers of Sonoma County, CA (formerly Novel Lovers of Sebastopol) is a book discussion group where we talk in depth about contemporary literary fiction. Yes, we really discuss the book for two hours! We assume that you’ve read the book and are eager to talk about it. We’re friendly and welcoming – not stodgy at all -- but we do take our book discussions seriously!

We read contemporary novels, almost exclusively those that have received critical acclaim and/or won literary awards. We try to schedule a few books ahead so you can get the book and plan your time.

Please RSVP “yes” when you know for sure that you’ll be there, and please change your RSVP if your plans change. Don’t RSVP “yes” if you mean “maybe,” and please don’t be a no-show. As a courtesy to the wait list, our host, and me, please change your RSVP if you can't attend, even at the last minute.

Each time I announce a book, the RSVP list fills quickly, and we often have large wait lists. Almost everyone does get in (people's plans change, emergencies and illnesses happen, etc.), so if you're on the wait list, read the book. If you get in, even as late as the day of the meeting, you'll be ready.

Bring a snack to share if it's convenient, and a couple of dollars towards the organizer dues.

We look forward to talking books with you!

Questions? Email Joan Price (, organizer.

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