Ok NOW I'm reading "The Cage" by Audrey Schulman, because "The Road" was sent to a neighbouring town, and "Helter Skelter" has been nicked from the library.
I'm glad too, because this book is great so far! It's about a woman who gets picked to go photograph polar bears in the wild.
The only reason she's picked instead of the macho guy photographers is due to her small size (she's 5'1") because she has to sit in a protective cage that is really tiny. So far, her thought process has been about preparation for the trip, the future outcome of civilization after the devistation of global warming, and the problems we are still having as women in work and social settings.
It's all so well written, it doesn't feel burdensome to read such heavy thoughts.