Women from Other Worlds

When: May 23, 2022 | 5 PM

Where: Dog-Eared Books

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 Sistersong by Lucy Holland. The Women From Other Worlds book club will meet at 5 PM, on Monday, May 23.

My sister’s heart broke on the river—and the river took it and bore it away.

In the ancient kingdom of Dumnonia, there is old magic to be found in the whisper of the wind, the roots of the trees, and the curl of the grass. King Cador knew this once, but now the land has turned from him, calling instead to his three children. Riva can cure others, but can’t seem to heal her own deep scars. Keyne battles to be accepted for who he truly is—the king’s son. And Sinne dreams of seeing the world, of finding adventure.

All three fear a life of confinement within the walls of the hold, their people’s last bastion of strength against the invading Saxons. However, change comes on the day ash falls from the sky. It brings with it Myrdhin, meddler and magician. And Tristan, a warrior whose secrets will tear them apart.

Riva, Keyne and Sinne—three siblings entangled in a web of treachery and heartbreak, who must fight to forge their own paths.

Their story will shape the destiny of Britain.

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, May 23. This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate, no registration necessary.

Dates and books of upcoming 2022  Women From Other Worlds Book Club gatherings: 

May 23 at 5 PM Sistersong by Lucy Holland

June 27 at 5 PM The Priory of the Orange Tree* by Samantha Shannon

*Danika recommends getting an early start on The Priory of the Orange Tree since it is a thicker book. 

July 25 at 5 PM Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

August 22 at 5 PM Machinehood by S.B. Divya

September 26 at 5 PM Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

October 24 at 5 PM Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane

November 28 at 5 PM Babel: An Arcane History by R.F. Kuang

December 19 at 5 PM A Half Built Garden by Ruthanna Emrys