The Testaments. What can I say that hasn’t already been said?
Missed all the hoopla around The Testaments?
Want to know more about it before (or after) reading it?
I’ve collected a few items for your perusal…
(Some of these articles may contain spoilers.)
CBC: Margaret Atwood unveils The Testaments, sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale
The Guardian: She’s a prophet’: handmaids gather for Margaret Atwood’s midnight launch of The Testament
CBC Books: Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments has broken Canadian sales records.
Esquire: The legendary author discusses her new sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, activism, heroism, and how to fight the looming threat of totalitarianism in America.
MacLean’s: In her much-anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, the renowned author takes her anti-woman dystopia to the age of Trump
Montreal Gazette: History Through Our Eyes: Oct. 9, 1981, Margaret Atwood
Literary Hub: Margaret Atwood on How She Came to Write The Handmaid’s Tale
CBC The Current: Why Margaret Atwood waited more than 30 years to write The Testaments
Time: The Handmaid’s Tale Was a Warning. Three Decades Later, Margaret Atwood Is Back With Another
BBC: Booker Prize: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share award
And just because…
The Loop: A brief history of Margaret Atwood being a badass
“Don’t get mad, get curious.”
Over the last two weeks, Marcie and I have been re-reading The Handmaid’s Tale. These next two weeks we’ll be reading The Testaments. We hope you will join us or follow along! You can blog about it, comment on our posts, or tweet about it using #MARM.
Here’s our introductory post.
Here’s our schedule:
Week One: November 1, 2019 – The Handmaid’s Tale (no spoilers)
Week Two: November 8, 2019 – The Handmaid’s Tale (spoilery)
Week Three: November 15, 2019 – The Testaments (no spoilers)
Week Four: November 22, 2019 – The Testaments (spoilery)
Week Five: November 29, 2019 – Handmaid’s and Testaments Together (spoilery)
Are you planning to read along? Or have you already read it? Maybe you’ve decided never to read it? Let us know!