It's the middle of the twenty-first century. Shira Shipman's marriage has broken up, and her young son has been taken from her by the corporation that runs her zone. So she has returned to Tikva, the Jewish free town where she grew up. There, she is welcomed by Malkah, the brilliant grandmother who raised her, and meets an extraordinary man who is not a man at all, but a unique cyborg implanted with intelligence, emotions — and the ability to kill. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction in the United Kingdom.In a discussion about The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin last week with Eva of A Striped Armchair, one commenter mentioned this book by Marge Piercy, which Eva and I both decided to read. That's it for this week's loot. I'm in the middle of reading three nonfiction books, so it may be awhile before I start this one — unless I need a bit of fiction sooner — keeping in mind that one of the books (The Last Week by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan) must be finished before I lead a discussion about it and review it for RevGalBookPals.
Library Loot is a weekly meme co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you would like to share a list of the loot you brought home from the library, Marg has the Mister Linky this week.