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.”
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