The next title on the Chatelaine book club’s reading list is When She Woke by Hillary Jordan. We would love it if you would read along with us. Later this week we will run an excerpt and next week a chat about the book with Chatelaine’s editors. To get you started, here’s our review of this fabulous novel.
For the sin of having had an abortion, Hannah Payne has her skin genetically turned red. Now a target of American society, she’s rescued by rebels who plan to send her to Canada – and safety. But the way is fraught with danger. Set in the near future, this engrossing dystopian riff on The Scarlet Letter via The Handmaid’s Tale raises questions about reproductive rights, personal freedom and fundamentalism. When She Woke, Hillary Jordan, $20 – L.G.