Island City Book Club

At our July 19th meeting we will discuss The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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The Handmaid's Tale

The seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning author.

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.

Upcoming titles include: 

  • August 16th:  Vinegar Girl / Ann Tyler
Past book club selections include: 
  • A God in Ruins / Kate Atkinson
  •  Bel Canto / Ann Patchett
  • The Marriage of Opposites / Alice Hoffman

Options for obtaining copies of book club selections include:

Please visit us or contact the Wilton Manors Library at (954) 390-2195 if you have questions about the Island City Book Club. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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