Pick up a copy of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood for the Tuesday May 27, 2014 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for folks in their 20s and 30s!
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She 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 valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years 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… from Goodreads
If you are interested in reading this, you can pick up a copy at the previous month’s meeting or at the Reference Desk, first-come, first serve.
As always, plan to bring cash for drinks and food as we gather for this discussion.
If you have questions or you would like to receive email reminders, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to add to the conversation on the Library’s Goodreads page!