Women from Other Worlds


When: October 25, 2021 | 4PM

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 The World Gives Way by Marissa Levien. In a near-future world on the brink of collapse, a young woman born into servitude must seize her own freedom in this glittering debut with a brilliant twist. The Women From Other Worlds book club will meet at 4 PM, on Monday, August 23.

The World Gives Wayhas a sweeping world rich in lore and an electric plot, both of which make for ideal summer reading.”—Brandon Taylor, Booker Prize-nominated author of Real Life

In fifty years, Myrra will be free.

Until then, she’s a contract worker. Ever since she was five, her life and labor have belonged to the highest bidder on her contract–butchers, laundries, and now the powerful, secretive Carlyles.

But when one night finds the Carlyles dead, Myrra is suddenly free a lot sooner than she anticipated–and at a cost she never could have imagined. Burdened with the Carlyles’ orphaned daughter and the terrible secret they died to escape, she runs. With time running out, Myrra must come face to face with the truth about her world–and embrace what’s left before it’s too late.

A sweeping novel with a darkly glimmering heart, The World Gives Way is an unforgettable portrait of a world in freefall, and the fierce drive to live even at the end of it all.

Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us for discussion at Dog-Eared Books at 4 PM, on Monday, October 25. This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate, no registration necessary.

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

September NO MEETING Danika is getting married!! Woo!

October 25 at 4 PM The World Gives Way by Marissa Levien

November 22 at 4 PM  She Who Became the Sun to Fall by Shelley Parker-Chan

December 20 at 4 PM The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw