Women from Other Worlds
Women From Other Worlds Book Club explores the contemporary work of female authors of fantasy and sci-fi. Historically underappreciated in the genre, these writers are now doubtlessly some of its greatest leaders.
This month we are reading Delicious Monsters by Liselle Sambury The Women From Other Worlds book club will meet at 5 PM on Monday, February 26.
The Haunting of Hill House meets Sadie in this evocative and mind-bending psychological thriller following two teen girls navigating the treacherous past of a mysterious mansion ten years apart.
Daisy sees dead people—something impossible to forget in bustling, ghost-packed Toronto. She usually manages to deal with her unwanted ability, but she’s completely unprepared to be dumped by her boyfriend. So when her mother inherits a secluded mansion in northern Ontario where she spent her childhood summers, Daisy jumps at the chance to escape. But the house is nothing like Daisy expects, and she begins to realize that her experience with the supernatural might be no match for her mother’s secrets, nor what lurks within these walls…
A decade later, Brittney is desperate to get out from under the thumb of her abusive mother, a bestselling author who claims her stay at “Miracle Mansion” allowed her to see the error of her ways. But Brittney knows that’s nothing but a sham. She decides the new season of her popular Haunted web series will uncover what happened to a young Black girl in the mansion ten years prior and finally expose her mother’s lies. But as she gets more wrapped up in the investigation, she’ll have to decide: if she can only bring one story to light, which one matters most—Daisy’s or her own?
As Brittney investigates the mansion in the present, Daisy’s story runs parallel in the past, both timelines propelling the girls to face the most dangerous monsters of all: those that hide in plain sight.
Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us for discussion at Dog-Eared Books at 5 PM, on Monday, February 26. This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate, no registration required
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Content Warnings for Women From Other Worlds Book Club 2024
Content Warnings for Delicious Monsters
Content Warnings for The Seep
Content Warnings for The Water Outlaws
Content Warnings for The Butcher of the Forest
Dates and books of upcoming 2024 Women From Other Worlds Book Club gatherings:
|February 26 at 5 PM
Delicious Monsters by Liselle Sambury
|March 25 at 5 PM
The Seep by Chana Porter
|April 22 at 5 PM
The Water Outlaws by S. L. Huang
|May 27 at 5 PM
The Butcher of the Forest by Preemee Mohamed
|June 24 at 5 PM
Jumpnauts by Hao Jingfang Mohamed