Why this book?
When I was taking a literature course my freshman year at Virginia Tech, we were assigned to read The Dispossessed. My professor had us read the Tao Te Ching at the same time so we could see how Taoist principles were expressed in the book. We also looked at how the fundamentals of anarchism and quantum physics were a part of the story. With an incredibly rich world layered with unique characters, The Dispossessed really sucked me in, but it was especially meaningful to me because it was the first time that I experienced a book written by a woman, that was an anthropological exploration of such powerful ideas and themes.