Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Recommended Reading: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Recommended Reading: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

McClelland & Stewart

It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his wife. She is allowed out once a day to the food market, she is not permitted to read, and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant, because she is only valued if her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independent woman, had a job of her own, a husband and child. But all of that is gone now...everything has changed.

From the catalogue. Read more about The Handmaid's Tale at the McClelland & Stewart website.