Handmaid's Tale, The

by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 038549081x Global Overview for this book
Registered by stinalyn of Fort Collins, Colorado USA on 2/21/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by stinalyn from Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Brian & I bought some copies to distribute to people who haven't read it yet.

Journal Entry 2 by stinalyn at -- Mailed, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Friday, February 24, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (2/23/2017 UTC) at -- Mailed, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


I have mailed this off to another BookCrosser in either New York or Alabama.

Journal Entry 3 by FancyHorse at Pike Road, Alabama USA on Thursday, March 02, 2017
Thank you, stinalyn! I received it in good condition yesterday, but have just turned on my computer to journal it this evening. I started reading it this afternoon, and am already engrossed!

Journal Entry 4 by FancyHorse at -- Not a city (geographical features, etc), Alabama USA on Friday, April 07, 2017
I'll be thinking about this novel for a long time. It was such an unusual story.

Everything came crashing down suddenly - a crisis, then the complete destruction of American government. Without warning, all women's bank accounts were frozen; their credit cards were no good; they had no money, no way to support themselves. Then things went downhill from there.

The story was told in flashbacks, and sometimes a little hard to follow. It told of the central character's life before, when she had a husband, a child, and a job; and their desperate attempt to escape to Canada; and of her "training" with other women to her new life as a "Handmaid" - an Old Testament style surrogate childbearer for a leader of the new society and his wife. (Think Abraham and Hagar)

She is known only as "Offred" ("of Fred," the Commander whose household she serves). She is a quiet, unassuming woman who only tries to keep her head down (literally) and not make waves. Information comes to her through unexpected sources, and new opportunities are presented, until finally, her life is changed again, and again she is running for her life.

Journal Entry 5 by bsliv1219 at Fremont, Ohio USA on Sunday, December 17, 2017
I got this book in my Christmas Ornament Exchange from FancyHorse. Thank you so much for the box full of goodies! Merry Christmas.

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