Readers' Review: Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" (Atlantic Monthly Press)
The January Readers' Review panel discusses Margaret Atwood's 1986 novel, whose tale of a woman struggling to take control of her life in a futuristic totalitarian state parallels stories from current news headlines.
author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
author of "The Chester Chronicles"
professor emeritus of literature, American University
director of the Middle East Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; also author of Reconstructed Lives: Women and Iran's Islamic Revolution