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Technology and Terror Fill Shah’s Dystopian Society

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In Bina Shah’s Before She Sleeps (Delphinium), the ratio of men to women in a South West Asia capital has become increasingly and critically low. In order to fix the problem, the government has taken on using modern technology, combined with terror, to ensure that women take on multiple husbands, to have as many children as fast as possible. But, there are those who resist: women who live underground, refusing to participate in this society, and are protected by the most elite members of society. Coming out secretly at night, these women provide the elite with the only commodity they can’t buy: intimacy and closeness without sex. But time moves on, and there’s nothing to say that those in power will…

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Words of Wisdom from Judy Blume: 10 Favorite Quotes

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content.  We are eternally grateful for everything Judy Blume has given us. Her books have been a guide to relationships, growing up, overcoming grief, and learning to stand on your own. Bookish has rounded up some favorite words of wisdom from Blume. Some are from books, some are from interviews, and all are sure to inspire you. “Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.” —Tiger Eyes “I never planned to become an activist but things happen. You either take action or you don’t.…

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