REBELS WITH A CAUSE

a feminist

book club

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all these books have been chosen by our friends at picador

1 non-fiction & 1 fiction book per month

december books

look alive out there by sloane crosley

A collection of essays filled with Crosley's trademark hilarity, wit, and charm.

Heart and punch-packing observations but with a coat of maturity.

LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE

BY SLOANE CROSLEY

outline by rachel cusk

Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and lucid, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer in Athens. 

OUTLINE

BY RACHEL CUSK

january books

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 So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting.

ELOQUENT RAGE

BY BRITTNEY COOPER

severance by ling ma

Candace is oblivious when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. A horrific fever spreads. Families flee. And the city comes to a halt. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost.

SEVERANCE

BY LING MA

febuary books

brown white black by nishta j mehra

A portrait of Nishta J. Mehra's family: her wife, who is white; her adopted child, Shiv, who is black; and their experiences dealing with America's rigid ideas of race, gender, and sexuality.

BROWN WHITE BLACK

BY NISHTA J. MEHRA

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Motherhood treats one of the most consequential decisions of early adulthood – whether or not to have children – with the intelligence, wit and originality that have won Sheila Heti international acclaim. ​

MOTHERHOOD

BY SHEILA HETI

march books

lead from the outside by stacey abrams

Lead from the Outside is the handbook for outsiders, written with an eye toward the challenges that hinder women, people of colour, the working class, members of the LGBTQ community, and millennials ready to make a change. 

LEAD FROM THE OUTSIDE

BY STACEY ABRAMS

the mere wife by maria dahvana headley

A feminist retelling of the classic tale of Beowulf.

To those who live there, Herot Hall is a paradise. But to those who live secretly along its periphery, Herot Hall is a fortress guarded by an intense network of gates, surveillance cameras, and motion-activated lights.

THE MERE WIFE

BY MARIA DAHVANA HEADLEY