2018 Summer Book Read

"The Power" by Naomi Alderman

One of The New York Times' top 10 books for 2017 and winner of England's Bailey Prize for Women's Fiction (June 2017), "The Power" is a science fiction novel about the emergence of a female-only electrical ability used to harm oppressors. In light of a gender power shift, the narrative questions what would happen to conventional society if women dominated. Margaret Atwood, author of "The Handmaid's Tale," assures readers that it will make you "think twice, about everything."

Summer Book Read Goals

The purpose of the Summer Book Read is to:

  • Stimulate an intellectual discussion among faculty and students
  • Introduce new students to academic life through a common read and academic discussion
  • Learn about issues that shape our world today and in the future