The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri Tepper (9/15)

Set a few hundred years in our future, the book explores gender roles. Some of the men in the book have retreated from the villages and what might be called civil society. They live outside the gates of Women’s Country, and only enter to procreate with the women inside. These men have embraced a more warrior-like society that reminds you of the ancient Greeks.

On the other hand, some men have accepted a more peaceful, perhaps submissive, role and continue to live within the gates of Women’s Country. They work side by side with the women, but they do not hold positions of elected power. Nor are they allowed to procreate with the women in the village. Rather, they serve as celibate guides and counselors to the women who remain in charge. The story captivates with some unexpected twists that will keep you thinking about the book long after you’ve finished it.

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