On November 18, 1939, Margaret Atwood is born. She is one of Canada’s most famous novelists. The Handmaid’s Tales is one of her best known works. It is banned by some schools and required reading at others.┬áHer novel takes place in the Republic of Gilead, a theonomic military dictatorship formed within the former United States of America. Infertility plagues the country, bringing about the institution of handmaids, a social caste of fertile women who are forced to bear children for the nation.

Book Title: The Handmaid’s Tale

Book Author: Atwood, Margaret

Dewey Decimal Call Number:  FIC ATW

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