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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:56 AM

The Testaments: A Novel by Margaret Atwood

In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades.

When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her—freedom, prison or death.

With The Testaments, the wait is over.

Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.


"Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in." —Margaret Atwood




Release Date: September 10

https://www.amazon.com/Testaments-Novel-Margaret-Atwood/dp/0385543786

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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 12:27 PM

1. I'll order mine from Barnes & Noble.

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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 12:46 PM

2. I'm really looking forward to Atwood's sequel

I've been a devoted fan to the HULU production of The Handmaid's Tale, now airing its 3rd season. But I'm just as interested (if not more) in Atwood's continuation of the storyline. The horrifying aspect is that now decades later what was once considered 'speculative' fiction is creeping into our daily lives with the rise of theocratic authoritarianism here and around the world.

Turns out Margaret Atwood was more of a prophetess than I gave her credit for when reading the novel years ago.

Thanks for giving us a heads-up on the release date.

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