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“We are a great group of salty women”: International Women’s Day panel includes Jennifer Iacopelli, Tabitha Bird and Hannah Capin

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series International Women's Day

…as on a high for the rest of the day. Jennifer Iacopelli, Tabitha Bird and Hannah Capin all wrote very different stories that sexual abuse and rape. However, these novels are about empowered and empowering women and none are explicit: the literary door closes during the actual rapes. Jennifer Iacopelli wrote about an Olympic gymnast who stands by sexual abuse victim in Mean Girls meets Women in Sports novel, Break the Fall. Tabitha Bird wrote abou…

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

…es collateral damage, with innocent people targeted or hurt as bystanders. Capin does an excellent job of weaving these issues into her narrative. The ending wasn’t consistent with Macbeth – it’s not as if woods were going to walk in this story – but the ending is satisfying considering the story arc to get us to that point. Foul Is Fair is a deeply shocking book that gives agency to rape victims while blaming rapists, those who dope their victims…

Influence by Sara Shepard and Lilia Buckingham

…drama and angst runs riot. I couldn’t help but compare Influence to Hannah Capin’s Foul is Fair. Capin’s book is far darker, more of a horror/thriller, while Influence has a sweet ending that did not quite reconcile characters’ early responses to the preceding murder. However, those who found Foul is Fair too dark will love Influence. I’d prefer a story in the middle ground although I found Foul is Fair utterly compelling. Grief Murder, grief and…

Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli

…enre that I’ve read in the past few months. The others are Foul Is Fair by Hannah Capin and Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. Following in its predecessor’s footsteps, Break The Fall does an excellent job of dealing with the issues including discussing power, silence and even women’s collaboration with the perpetrators. A sport-focused novel I’ve never been one for watching sport; I’m someone who wants to participate or do something else – like read….