Monson Library Book Club
Third Monday of every month
7:00 PM
Books Available - all are welcome!
(For more information, call Mary Whitmer at 207-997-2961)
  



Earlier Books Read
for Book Club


When We Were the Kennedy's 
- Monica Wood
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
- Fannie Flagg 
A Man Called Ove
- Fredrick Backman 
Purple Hibiscus
- Chimanda  Adichie 
The Underground Railroad
- Colson Whitehead 
The Husband's Secret
- Liane Moriarty
Remembered Earth
- Kirsten Stockman
The One-in-a-Million Boy
- Monica Wood
The Summer Before the War
- Helen Simonson
Bleak House
- Charles Dickins
The Thirteenth Tale
-Dianne Setterfield

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Next Book Club Meeting - October 16, 2017

The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood

Summary:
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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 like 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.

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Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize;  Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize;  The Year of the Flood; MaddAddam; and her most recent, The Heart Goes Last. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.