Read Between the Lines: "The Testaments"
Discussing recent fiction & nonfiction
Newcomers are always welcome!
We meet in person the first Tuesday of each month.
Our April selection is "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood
We are Reading:
- Jan. 3: "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki
- Feb. 7: "Faithful" by Alice Hoffman
- Mar. 7: "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman
- Apr. 4: "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood
Registration is required. Attendance is limited to 15 people.
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For more information, please call 703-228-0332.
- Tuesday, April 4, 2023
- 1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Campbell Room
- Shirlington Library
- Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
- Book Club
- Arlington Public Library
About the book:
"In this brilliant sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale," acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of "The Handmaid's Tale," readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her--freedom, prison or death. With "The Testaments," the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story more than fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead."--provided by publisher.
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. -- from Amazon.
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