The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

Written in 1985 by author Margaret Atwood, this thoroughly creepy dystopian novel has proven evergreen in recent months. The fast-paced first-person narrator brings readers into the world of a theocratic dictator through stream of consciousness vignettes into her present and her past, drawing us along in the journey from life as we know to the rule of Gilead. Atwood has described this work as taking religious and political views, particularly "casually held views of women" to their their logical end.

In a place of spies and secrets, it's up to the reader to decide who can be trusted... and how far we truly are from the time of Gilead.

Recommended for: The budding young feminist in your life.

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