Feminist Book Club Meeting

The Power by Naomi Alderman

What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?


"The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post



One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the Year

One of President Obama's favorite reads of the Year

Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year

One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the Year

An NPR Best Book of the Year

One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year

San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year

Bustle Best Book of the Year

Paste Magazine Best Novel of the Year

New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

An Amazon Best Book of the Year


"Alderman's writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly." --Michael Schaub, NPR


In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

Event date: 
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Event address: 
326 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31410
The Power Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316547604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - January 8th, 2019