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Don’t forget … first, it was a BOOK! And the Norwich Public Library is hosting a book discussion June 5, giving you plenty of time to read it.

From the Norwich listserve:

40. Coming soon: THE HANDMAID’S TALE book discussion
From: “Jillian Hinchliffe” <jillian.hinchliffe@norwichlibrary.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:28:10 -0400


Hello Norwich,
Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” is everywhere right
now: it’s been perched at the top of Amazon and New York Times
bestseller lists for months; the screen adaption, which debuts on Hulu
this week, is netting rave reviews; and, in a recent profile, The New
Yorker dubbed Atwood as “the prophet of dystopia.”


Set in a near-future America where the U.S. government has been
replaced by a totalitarian religious regime and women have no rights,
“The Handmaid’s Tale” follows the story of Offred, one of a class of
younger women kept as reproductive slaves. Moving between past and
present, the novel explores the circumstances of Offred’s captivity
and the cracks that begin to appear in the facade of the new order.


Come be a part of the conversation about this important work of


Where? Monday, June 5th, 6:30-8pm
When? Norwich Public Library
Do I need to register? It’s recommended. Please call or visit the
library, or by sending an email to


The library will be able to get a limited number of copies of the book
in advance. If you’d like to borrow one, please make your request by
May 4th; you can do so by calling or visiting the library, or by
sending an email to lisa.milchman@norwichlibrary.org.


We hope to see you there!

Jillian Hinchliffe
Community Services Librarian
Norwich Public Library
www.norwichlibrary.org [1]
One library, many stories. What’s yours?