The Testaments

Virtual & In-Person Available
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
1:30PM
No charge
Reservations Required
Online Virtual & In-Person Available

Patrons may choose to attend this event at the King Library or remotely via a Zoom presentation. For those who prefer to view the event from home, please register for the virtual option. Online participants will be able to access the chat feature within Zoom to participate in the discussion. After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join.

Facilitator: Dr. Rachel Schipper

Fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood reveals the innermost workings of the Republic of Gilead. Three women are forced to come to terms with who they are, and how far they are willing to go for what they believe.

More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.

Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third: Aunt Lydia.  Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways.

With The Testaments, Margaret Atwood opens up the innermost workings of Gilead, as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.

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