If you enjoyed Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and are prepared to delve into another disturbing science fiction dystopia, Gather the Daughters is a chilling depiction of a society built on the exploitation of young women. I appreciated this book's beautiful writing and characterization. The subject matter here is definitely very hard-hitting and intense, however, especially in its depictions of children facing abuse or neglect. There's so much to love about this novel and it is extremely engaging in the way it depicts the oppression of women and children in a totalitarian, patriarchal society. Just be warned that it depicts human nature at its most despicable and may be triggering for some readers.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)