• The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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  • The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women has asked for 6 copies of The Handmaid's Tale for its students. Click here to return to UAI's book wishlist.

    About The Handmaid's Tale

    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.

    *The Center for Fiction will ship this book set directly to The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women 

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