By Margaret Atwood
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE
Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.
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 voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.
As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she 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.
Wonderful read!5By KimlovesAandHsofrakkinmuchI enjoyed this more than the first book, The Handmaid’s Tale.
Exceptional Storytelling5By JackLCIII used to hate reading. In some ways I still do, whether it be text books, articles, etc. I was amazed at how captivating this book was, both from watching the Hulu series and from what I have originally heard about The Handmaids Tale. I read this book in less than one day. I have never truly read a book that fast before in my life. I’m so grateful to the author for continuing this brave story of the survivors of Gilead.
Counted days til the release and WASNT DISAPPOINTED!! This book shows UP!5By kaykaybean13Book 2 from Margaret Atwood’s captivating book The Handmaid Tale. There’s not a writer alive who matches her ability to write outrageously absurd situations yet makes them ENTIRELY believable. So believable you envision your reality quickly turning to the chaotic destructive hell on Earth she graphically and masterfully depicts in these novels. PLEASE PLEASE WRITE #3. I just didn’t and don’t want this story, the characters or the Gilead reign and aftermath to END!
Good5By Unpridictable petMy Grandma is a very wonderful and determined woman. IDK how she does it how she has completed so many books; She has a wonderful gift. Love you Grandma...
Finally5By Katie Hughes1Gilead brings about endless questions for me. It is so interesting, yet disturbing, but also mesmerizing. I think an entire collection could be written on its uprising, inner workings, biographies, downfall, etc. and I would read them all. Aunt Lydia is a brilliant character in The Testaments. I cannot say that I saw it coming either. However, it is disappointing to read so very little about June & Luke. Nothing of Moira, Emily, Janine, or The Waterford’s. I could never get enough of the beloved Gilead story, regardless, this book is still a masterpiece.
A beautiful catharsis to The Handmaid’s Tale5By Caffeinated24x7A wonderful conclusion to The Handmaid’s Tale. Once I started to read, I could not put it down. Set nine years ahead of Season Three of the show on Hulu, it answered so many questions I had. An in-depth look from a child growing up in Gilead until it’s fall from the totalitarianism regime satisfied my desire for catharsis. Thank you Margaret Atwood! A beautiful, brilliant and emotionally moving read.
Wow5By BkdyalCouldn’t wait to read it, then couldn’t put it down once I started. Fantastic story!
Speechless5By SchiltronI have spent the day devouring this book. It was worth every minute! Thank you Margaret Atwood for another brilliant book.