The TestamentsBook - 2019
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Excelsior Book Club March 2020 alternate selection for those that have read "The Handmaid's Tale."
The Testaments is a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, set 15 years after the events of the first novel. The story shifts narration between three women as they describe the events that led to the eventual downfall of the totalitarian theocracy of Gilead.
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“Once a story you’ve regarded as true has turned false, you begin suspecting all stories.” - p.307
“You don’t believe the sky is falling until a chunk of it falls on you.” - p. 66
"Astonishing," I exclaimed. "Not for nothing do we at Ardua Hall say 'Pen Is Envy.'"
"There were swings in one of the parks, but because of our skirts, which might be blown up by the wind and then looked into, we were not to think of taking such a liberty as a swing. Only boys could taste that freedom; only they could swoop and soar; only they could be airborne. I've never been on a swing. It remains one of my wishes." Part II - Chapter 3 - pg.16
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