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Gather the Daughters

Jennie Melamed

This debut novel has critics raving, and is being compared to The Handmaid's Tale. Amanda, Caitlin, Janey, and Vanessa are daughters of the ten original male ancestors who founded a religious cult on an island to escape the mainland (nicknamed the Wasteland). Strict gender roles rule the community, and as soon as girls hit puberty they are married off and expected to breed. The girls do their best to slow down the process and grab onto any speck of freedom or taste of the outside world they can.