Morning Coffee Book Club @ The WMML
- Date: 09/20/2017 10:00 AM
- Location: Welwood Murray Memorial Library - Cornelia White Community Room
100 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, California 92262
Morning Coffee Book Club
Read on the Edge with the Morning Coffee Book Club. Join us for a discussion of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood at 10:00 a.m. in the Cornelia White Community Room at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library.
The Morning Coffee Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library and is open to everyone. Members of the club read the selected book for the month, then join in lively discussions. Please click here to see a list of future selections for the Morning Coffee Book Club.
Refreshments are generously provided by Aspen Mills Bakery. Thank you, Aspen Mills!
September 20, 2017
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood**
—From the bestselling author of the MaddAddam trilogy, here is the #1 New York Times bestseller and seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning author.
—Now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Joseph Fiennes. Includes a new introduction 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.