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Handmaid’s Tale – About the Book

Posted April 3, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions,Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

As part of  National Library Week festivities, a book discussion of  The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood  is being held April 17th at 7:30 pm. A  little information about the book to get you started  from Reading Group Guides.

“In the world of the near future, who will control women’s bodies?

Offred…must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now….

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.”

Write Like a Girl: 2013 Man Booker Prize Winner Eleanor Catton

Posted March 30, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory

Handmaid’s Tale – More From Margaret Atwood

Posted March 29, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions,Readers Advisory

Hope to see you all at our book discussion Thursday, April 17th at 7:30 pm about Margaret Atwood’s book The Handmaid’s Tale.

If you have finished the book already, here are other Atwood novels to enjoy.

Write Like a Girl: Man Booker Prize Recipients

Posted March 16, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory

womens history month 1To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are honoring the women of literature who have come before us. Women’s History Month is dedicated to celebrating the contribution of women throughout history.

Why not check out an award winning work by a woman author, such as one of these Man Booker Prize Recipients:

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Write Like A Girl: Women National Book Award Winners

Posted March 9, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory

womens history month 1To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are honoring the women of literature who have come before us. Women’s History Month is dedicated to celebrating the contribution of women throughout history.

Why not check out an award winning work by a woman author, such as one of these National Book Award winners:

 

 

 

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