DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

DC Reads: The Handmaid's Tale

A Book Discussion

One of twelve works chosen for the theme, American democracy, this now classic novel by award-winning author, Margaret Atwood describes an America turned upside down by bigotry and zealotry while facing nationwide infertility.  Love, desire, jealousy and hate figure in the handmaid, Offred's recounting of her harrowing decline from free-spirited college student and happily married mother of one to veiled forced surrogate for various powerful men.  Similar to George Orwell's 1984, this tale is one powerful read.

Pick up or download a copy of The Handmaid's Tale, today, and join the discussion, Monday, November 7, 12 noon, on the third floor.  Refreshments will be provided.