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Now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss. The Handmaid's Tale is an instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from "the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction" (New York Times)The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and it

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Author Margaret Atwood

Pages 320

Publisher HarperCollins

Published Date 1986-02-17

ISBN 0547345666 9780547345666


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ian shared a tip "I haven't seen the show but did read the book a long time ago and remember liking it quite a bit"

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baylee_baker_288 shared a tip "First half was a bit boring, but I got really into the second half. So incredible honestly."

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annika_nicolas shared a tip "Dystopian Future, a dip into a scary reality for females"

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elizabeth_voorhees_3570 shared a tip "Absolutely love it. Very dark and written beautifully."

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luz_maria_ shared a tip "Great book!"

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steph_04 shared a tip "A classic must-read."

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gillian_mcilwaine shared a tip "Read this book in grade 12 English. Definitely a good book if you like to read between the lines and get angry at a book."

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laura_delaney shared a tip "A life-altering book. Makes you rethink your perspective. Couldn't put it down."

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aliceontop shared a tip "finished 1.13 — 3.75/5"

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sarah_hall_924 shared a tip "Hard to get into also hard to tell when characters were speaking because nothing was in quotations"

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shelby_johnson_5081 shared a tip "This book sets my teeth on edge and makes me want to burn bras in the streets 🔥"

jennifer_johnston_7706 shared a tip "The book as well as the series is very dark but it’s enjoyable."

liz_hochhalter shared a tip "Beautiful detail. Almost too close to home for comfort"

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marley_sloan shared a tip "right now i’m reading “The Secret History”!"

lilmanx shared a tip "interesting story"

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alina_gardea_7674 shared a tip "Favorite book of all time!"

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nicole_holland_1861 shared a tip "Couldn’t focus. I know it’s a really powerful and meaningful book but it’s just too deep for me. Try it out!"

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mia_burroughs shared a tip "A great dystopian novel! Gets you thinking...than stays with you long after the last page"

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christilee_johnson shared a tip "Frightening, powerful, thought-provoking book that had me thinking long after the last page was read."

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player_1738 shared a tip "Its a slow burn but an engaging emotional journey in a haunting dystopia"

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nancy_smith shared a tip "An all time favorite!"

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Poochamoo shared a tip "This dystopian novel is more leisurely paced than the TV series with a good bit of stream of consciousness."

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Snailey_ shared a tip "best book i’ve ever read"

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cela_watkins shared a tip "Leaves you wanting more 🥺"

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anna_howard_5947 shared a tip "I can not recommend this book enough. Such a scary dystopian novel compared with our world today."

sarah_joslin_4488 shared a tip "Just as good!"

lynn_stockschlader shared a tip "Perfect mixture of fiction and reality."

lynn_stockschlader shared a tip "It wasn’t fantastic and I thought the series was a bit better, but a decent story."

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traci_3205 shared a tip "I'm not sure I have a favorite author as much as I have a favorite way of telling stories!"

grace_jinkins shared a tip "Unpopular opinion, but I hated it…"

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leah_murdock shared a tip "Its a classic. The story is slow but thats classics for ya"

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jaime_garno shared a tip "On m’y to-read list"

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kim_stansbury_7005 shared a tip "I could not put this down! I’ve watched the show but it does not do the book justice! Amazingly written."

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justliv shared a tip "The shows great! Dark, but shows so much. Amazing choice of actors too."

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katie_shoaf_5295 shared a tip "One of my favorites! Written beautifully. Super Inventive, compelling and relevant"

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brave_heart shared a tip "Very intense book to read. Trigger warning, there are some rape scenes as well as torture."

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evie_cartwright shared a tip "Better than the show, and that’s pretty amazing too. Read it and learn from it."

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alexzandreta_ravenor shared a tip "First read this for a college English class. I fell in love with it because there are so many themes to explore."

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amaia_j_5802 shared a tip "Very interesting."

a_felix shared a tip "it's really worth the read! especially accompanied by the sequel"

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shelena_johnson shared a tip "Every available episode. It’s thought provoking, anger inducing, riveting...a rollercoaster."

jessica_steele shared a tip "Omg loved this book so much and some of it even happened in history if I’m correct"

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emily_miranda_9995 shared a tip "Oh my god! Must be read by everyone period! This should become as much of a dystopian staple as 1984"

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ken_nielsen shared a tip "Yes and thought it was amazing but sad and terrifying at the same time"

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k8_fish shared a tip "So disturbing but an excellent read. One of my favourite authors. If you agree, highly recommend the Oryx and Crake trilogy."

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lisa_cotter shared a tip "It's very good!"

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jules_ryan shared a tip "Haven't seen the show yet, but the book is really great."

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kandace_forsyth shared a tip "The TV show didnt do it justice. Honestly amazing book"

brandi_odell-yeager shared a tip "No, I haven’t."

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hhalice_ shared a tip "I didn't watch the show yet! I plan to finish the books and then watch the show like 2 months later :p"

beata_miro shared a tip "It’s amazing. I’m actually reading the testaments currently"

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effie_akis shared a tip "Yes of course!!!! Sooo good"

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sheryl_murtha shared a tip "I read it years ago and was fascinated, but many people don’t like it."

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billiejo_fogelsonger shared a tip "No but would like"

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sara_carroll-stretesky shared a tip "Yes"

katie_werner_6743 shared a tip "I havent personally but my husband read Oryx and Crake and that is one of his favorite books!"

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maia_bergan shared a tip "An absolutely terrifying yet necessary story that everyone should read."

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nicole_mccollough shared a tip "Definitely"

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veronica_stewart shared a tip "I would 100% purchase that game!"

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toni_vitanza shared a tip "What makes it scary is that it could come true."

shannon_1558 shared a tip "It was written 3 decades ago, yet so much was relevant to today"

melissa_9418 shared a tip "Classic"

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tara_franco shared a tip "Any Atwood novel is sure to be great."

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sarah_delorme shared a tip "@dolphinchick I read this book right now! So I don't know for this moment but I will answer the question after 🙂"

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bluye_han shared a tip "Yes, I've been watching the show and I've been enjoying it. 😊"

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probinson_pawney_ro shared a tip "I read it for the 1st time a few years ago. It stuck with me long after I finished the book."

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lil-farrah shared a tip "7/10"

claudio_d._cabrera shared a tip "My favorite book of all time"

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cynthia_merchant shared a tip "Finished reading in January"

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juan_morales_2608 shared a tip "I’m reading the we set the dark on fire series right now by Taylor Kay Mejia"

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cheri_mitton shared a tip "I read this book again when The Testaments came out. The second time was even better than the first!"

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alayne_holland shared a tip "I have most of it, but not all of them!"

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helen_trahan shared a tip "I actually haven’t watched the show... just read the books..."

artbyjuli shared a tip "Read this when it first came out. It felt “prophetic”"

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meg_elizabeth shared a tip "Yes! It's so good. Margaret Atwood is involved with it's production."

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sonali_shinde shared a tip "I have. It's pretty good. Very scary 😅"

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kathlene_mcguinness shared a tip "It is amazing. They are dufferent in a lot of ways. I recommend anything Margaret Atwood!"

mina_zalnasky_1558 shared a tip "Yes. Thought they were better than the book."

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erin_brown shared a tip "Book for a melancholy mood"

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emma_mcelheny shared a tip "Life before man was a good one too!"

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ross_dent shared a tip "I have only read this book by her"

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codie-lee_grindell shared a tip "I love this dystopia story. It's honestly very interesting and I think everyone should read this and the second book. #distopian"

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isabel_valencia shared a tip "Yeah, it's kinda slow at first but it gets better as you go on."

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tiffany_nasise shared a tip "Yup"

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crystal_johnston_4147 shared a tip "Read as a girl in highschool and then read as a women and see how your views change."

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sab_less shared a tip "Its excellent. Like it very much. There are some hard chapters, but the whole story us excellent."

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madeline_destefano shared a tip "Yes, quite a bit. MaddAddam trilogy and Blind Assassin are probably my faves"

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paola_ketchum shared a tip "I'm actually reading as we speak, but I definitely let you knkw when I'm done =)."

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kira_schmidt shared a tip "Oh god yes. I cant stop thinking about this book."

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kathy_montgomery_5039 shared a tip "Thought provoking, frightening."

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genevieve_byrnes shared a tip "The best"

michelle_124 shared a tip "I feel like this book drags so much. The show is better, in my opinion."

vicky_boisclair shared a tip "Sadly stiil relevant"

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erin_wasson shared a tip "It is a timeless classic!!!"

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jodie_edwards_7841 shared a tip "I was left hanging at the end. I’ve heard she recently wrote a sequel so maybe that ties up some things."

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alberto_degiovanni shared a tip "Yes! I enjoyed!"

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sarah-jane_gullacher shared a tip "Amazing book that sparked a frightening series."

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kristen_dobbs shared a tip "So good!"

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debbie_tinnirello shared a tip "Classic dystopian book with a feminist twist"

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maggie_mallon shared a tip "Honestly I read it so long ago I can’t remember! I just remember liking the book in general. :)"

awesome_user_142621 shared a tip "Outlander books are my favorite"

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holly_cavinder shared a tip "Never seen the show, but the book was always one of my favorites."

alysha_jaramillo shared a tip "Book caught my attention and never lost it. Interesting to hear another’s thoughts."

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c_collins_7237 shared a tip "I think it's definitely worth it and that it's an important read, especially for women."

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permanent_tan shared a tip "Living Proof by Kira Piekoff. Different genre, but really good nonetheless"

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oldschoolromantic shared a tip "I recently read Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh! Loved it!"

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gregory_harness shared a tip "It's worth it."

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a_a_4751 shared a tip "Just finished reading Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer. That was good"

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stefania_bravo shared a tip "I'm rereading The series of Alanna, inmortas and trickster de Tamora Pierce."

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bri_chase shared a tip "It was a little hard to get through due to personal circumstance but it's totally worth a read"

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a_man shared a tip "I don't really. There are so many good books out there 🙂 Do you?"

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madison_prendergast shared a tip "it was pretty good, wasn’t a fan of the writing style but the storyline is interesting"

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ardith_boyne shared a tip "The Testaments and The Heart Goes Last also by Atwood."

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kelli_baker_6008 shared a tip "Soooooo good!"

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maggie_reasor shared a tip "Yes! It's almost exactly like the first season of the show if you've watched it. It's cool how closely they got the show!"

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elizabeth_evans_105 shared a tip "Probably the adult novel I have recommended most often as a must read. And "Testament" was a terrific follow up."

elizabeth_brost shared a tip "great book!"

mikayla_hickey shared a tip "Eye opening about the deep truth of our society still oppressing women"

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taylor_vassallo shared a tip "I'm definitely a fan of margaret atwoods writing style. I would recommend this one!"

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kara_hundersmarck shared a tip "Right? She's actually my favorite author. I feel like all her writing is very passionate 🙂"

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allie_2029 shared a tip "Scarily relatable."

tanya_vincent shared a tip "I agree!! I read the books first then tried to watch the series and didn’t like it :("

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mandi_claussen shared a tip "I just read a book called the Darwin Affair and loved it. It is historical fiction with a murder mystery."

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olivia_vose_7561 shared a tip "I can't say enough about this book! It makes me look at things in a new perspective"

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nikki_armlin shared a tip "I loved it! It definitely opened my eyes to what this world could become"

olga_somers shared a tip "Chilling. And also strangely relatable to today’s times."

bailey_nelms shared a tip "I need more books like this."

nancy_robinson_9304 shared a tip "I think everyone should read it. Dark, but powerful."

rebecca_walbecq_5916 shared a tip "Absolutely!"

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d_x_9784 shared a tip "Chelsea, I hope you love it! Tell me your favorite book!"

alex_prime shared a tip "5/5"

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liz_a_9246 shared a tip "Purchased."

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mary_jo_eyler shared a tip "Everyone needs to read this!!!"

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kam_horn shared a tip "One of my favorite reads honestly! It’s one I’ve read multiple times & the sequel is great too!"

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andrea_gomez_4526 shared a tip "I was scared that this was something that could actually happen. It still scares me."

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mashal_anjum shared a tip "Haunting and thrilling"

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ashton_harrell shared a tip "I love the show & the book is just as intense."

kelly_8903 shared a tip "Yes!! Great book"

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consuelo_brooks shared a tip "Love so many, all time fave is East of Eden"

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KabDriver shared a tip "Warning: not for kids!! Slightly disturbing content. Very good book though"

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cristina_fernandez_7930 shared a tip "Fantastic read!"

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