By Margaret Atwood
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE
The Testaments is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale.
More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.
Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third: Aunt Lydia. Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways.
With The Testaments, Margaret Atwood opens up the innermost workings of Gilead, as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.
Slow at first then picks up4By Allen Family FunIt took me many months to get through the first quarter of the book but once the book got very good I could not put down. Rated w one star missing due to the slowness at first. This book would be a great end to the Handmaids series on Hulu....
The Testaments5By Claudette BAmazing writing! Inspiring!
Fantastic5By breannasheldonRiveting, page turner, amazing!!! I was truly upset when I finished this book because I didn’t want the story to end.
To Margaret Atwood5By Scottygrrl32Thank you for answering the questions we have all had for years about the fall of Gilead and the fate of the original Handmaid not answered in the end of the first book. I almost wish it had taken you two books to wrap things up as neatly, surprisingly, and wonderfully as you did. Thank you for another great and thought provoking read!
More please5By Matt-C182This is an excellent book which helps flesh out some of the more visible parts of Gileadan society from the original book and in the also excellent TV series. But there is so much more to Gilead and its universe that could be examined and used as a mirror or warning to our world. Imagine books describing the lives of the Econofamilies, the events that led to the Colonies and their subsequent cleanup efforts, the foreign relations and trade of Gilead with its neighbors, or the geopolitcs of the world that Gilead exists in and appears to be at war with. This book really just whetted my appetite for more books from the original author and I really hope that she continues this chilling examination of a deeply flawed but entirely believable fictional theocracy.
Great Book5By Gramafkof7Really enjoyed reading this answered some questions left hanging from previous book. Altho wish there had been more information on “the baby daddies”.
Excellent read5By Tammy CorleyLoved it!
An unnecessary sequel3By RestatemomVery disappointing. Reads like a YA novel and has nothing more to say about this dystopian society. A totally unnecessary sequel to a great book.
Riveting5By MoesrI delayed reading this thinking it would be a disappointing follow-up to The Handmaiden’s Tale. Was I wrong! I couldn’t put it down and am thrilled to find out the real ending to the former book.
I loved the book and hope it stays fiction5By #%^*_I loved the book and read it non stop. While I hope this book is simply a good story, a cultural warning, and not a forecast of our future in the USA. Tonight I’ll pray that our country will not submit itself to the whims of radicalized evangelicals lurking in government and who hope for this horrible world simply to get their way. They are a horror story in America. I’ll pray for our democracy survives this period that treats all its people with respect and a deeper commitment to our constitution and institutions to prevent this type of thing from ever leaping from these pages to a cold dead end of unvarnished greed, pogroms and persecution from evangelicals and their cults to harm innocent Americans.