Adult Book Club Discussion: "The Handmaid's Tale"
Please join us for the next meeting of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, at 1:00 p.m. We will be discussing the book "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood.
In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead’s commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. At once a scathing satire, an ominous warning, and a tour de force of narrative suspense, The Handmaid’s Tale is a modern classic.
Copies of the books are available upon request at the library.
What: Adult Book Club
When: Tuesday, March 10, at 1:00 p.m.
Where: East Troy Lions Public Library
East Troy Lions Public Library Adult Book Club Reading List 2020
January: Foreskin's Lament by Shalom Alexander
February: The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
March: A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
April: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
May: Madame Secretary by Madeleine Albright
June: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
July: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
August: Becoming by Michelle Obama
September: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
October: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
November: Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
December: The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty