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Community Book Club: The Handmaid’s Tale

When:
October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
2019-10-30T19:00:00-07:00
2019-10-30T19:15:00-07:00
Where:
Whistler Public Library
4329 Main Street
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Whistler Public Library
604-935-8435
Community Book Club: The Handmaid's Tale @ Whistler Public Library

Whistler Public Library and Armchair Books have joined forces to start a Community Book Club! Free and open to all, the club meets on the last Wednesday of each month. We read something for everyone: throughout the year, we’ll explore different genres and read books by authors with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our choices might make you laugh, cry, or challenge a long-held belief, but whether you love or hate the book, we promise a lively, thought-provoking discussion. It might sound obvious, but we highly recommend you read the book to effectively engage in the conversation!

When: Wednesday, October 30, 7 p.m.
Where: Fireplace Lounge, Whistler Public Library
Who: Everyone welcome, no registration required
How much: Free
Which book: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Where to get a copy: Borrow at WPL or buy at Armchair Books (mention the book club and receive 15% off)

Synopsis: Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…

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