Our Spring session of the Literary Sewing Circle is starting a little later than usual this year, but it's worth the wait. It's a genre that we haven't read together yet; dystopian speculative fiction, originally written in Swedish and translated by the author. I hope you'll take a chance on this unusual title and read along.

 I'm pleased to announce that our group read for this round is:

Amatka by Karin Tidbeck


Vanja, an information assistant, is sent from her home city of Essre to the austere, wintry colony of Amatka with an assignment to collect intelligence for the government. Immediately she feels that something strange is going on: people act oddly in Amatka, and citizens are monitored for signs of subversion.

Intending to stay just a short while, Vanja falls in love with her housemate, Nina, and prolongs her visit. But when she stumbles... [read more]