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Date:
May 16, 2018
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Time Details:
Book Discussion meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Taylor Community Library
Address:
12303 Pardee
Taylor, MI 48180
Contact:
734-287-4840
Cost:
Free-of-charge
May Book
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Book Discussion Group: A Handmaid's Tale

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Book Discussion meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The May book selection is A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

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 days 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….

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.