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.

Guests

  • Haleh Esfandiari 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
  • Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
  • Kermit Moyer author of "The Chester Chronicles" professor emeritus of literature, American University

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