The Handmaid’s Tale Book Tour

December 10, 2007

I first read The Handmaid’s Tale in the mid-1990s, the summer I met the man who would become my husband. Roger was getting ready to teach it to his high school students, but he never got the opportunity. The book was challenged by a parent, and though Roger won the case, the chance to teach […]

Dystopia — coming soon to a country near you?

December 6, 2007

The Barren Bi+ches Book Brigade is gearing up to discuss Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale next week. But this post is only tangentially about the book and mostly about what may already be happening to unsuspecting US citizens. Published in 1985, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of a new society created when religious zealots […]