The Testaments

The Testaments
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 0771009429
ISBN 13: 9780771009426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Testaments Book Review:

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. 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 voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she 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. "The literary event of the year." —The Guardian "The international literary event of the season." —Globe and Mail "It’s terrifying and exhilarating." —Judges of the Booker Prize 2019

The Testaments

The Testaments
Author: Perfection Learning Corporation
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-02
ISBN 10: 9781663617750
ISBN 13: 1663617759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Testaments

The Testaments
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 0385543794
ISBN 13: 9780385543798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Testaments Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE • A modern masterpiece that "reminds us of the power of truth in the face of evil” (People)—and can be read on its own or as a sequel to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale. “Atwood’s powers are on full display” (Los Angeles Times) in this deeply compelling Booker Prize-winning novel, now updated with additional content that explores the historical sources, ideas, and material that inspired Atwood. 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.

The Secrets We Kept

The Secrets We Kept
Author: Lara Prescott
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 0385693273
ISBN 13: 9780385693271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secrets We Kept Book Review:

A HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE WORK OF FICTION IN 2019 AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF 2019 A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--the real-life story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago. At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dares publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world--using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops and invisibly ferry classified documents. The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story--the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara--with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. From Pasternak's country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag, from Washington, DC, to Paris and Milan, The Secrets We Kept captures a watershed moment in the history of literature--told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail. And at the centre of this unforgettable debut is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world.

The Handmaid s Tale

The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0307264602
ISBN 13: 9780307264602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handmaid s Tale Book Review:

A chilling look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction. 25,000 first printing.

The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary
Author: Colm Toibin
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN 10: 0771084161
ISBN 13: 9780771084164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Testament of Mary Book Review:

In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son's crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel -- her keepers, who provide her with food and shelter and visit her regularly. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was "worth it;" nor that the "group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye," were holy disciples. Mary judges herself ruthlessly (she did not stay at the foot of the Cross until her son died -- she fled, to save herself), and is equally harsh on her judgement of others. This woman who we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone. Tóibín's tour de force of imagination and language is a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed.

The Testament

The Testament
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-03-16
ISBN 10: 0307576108
ISBN 13: 9780307576101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Testament Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In a plush Virginia office, a rich, angry old man is furiously rewriting his will. With his death just hours away, Troy Phelan wants to send a message to his children, his ex-wives, and his minions—a message that will touch off a vicious legal battle and transform dozens of lives. Because Troy Phelan’s new will names a sole surprise heir to his eleven-billion-dollar fortune: a mysterious woman named Rachel Lane, a missionary living deep in the jungles of Brazil. Enter the lawyers. Nate O’Riley is fresh out of rehab, a disgraced corporate attorney handpicked for his last job: to find Rachel Lane at any cost. As Phelan’s family circles like vultures in D.C., Nate goes crashing through the Brazilian jungle, entering a world where money means nothing, where death is just one misstep away, and where a woman—pursued by enemies and friends alike—holds a stunning surprise of her own.

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
Author: Vera Brittain,Mark Bostridge
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 661
Release: 1979-01-01
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Testament of Youth Book Review:

F or nearly a decade I have wanted, with a growing sense of urgency, to write something which would show what the whole War and post-war period — roughly, from the years leading up to 1914 until about 1935 — has meant to the men and women of my generation, the generation of those boys and girls who grewupjust before the War broke out. Iwanted to give too, if I could, an impression of the changes which that period brought about in the minds and lives of very different groups of individuals belonging to the large section of middle-class society from which my own family comes.

Moral Disorder A Story

Moral Disorder  A Story
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 0771006918
ISBN 13: 9780771006913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moral Disorder A Story Book Review:

In the title story from her acclaimed collection Moral Disorder, Margaret Atwood takes us to the farm. At first, for Nell and Tig, livestock would mean deadstock. Newly-arrived city slickers shouldn't have animals, they think, corroborated by the real farmers down the road. But Tig's kids from his first marriage are at the farm on weekends, and it's not a bad education for children to learn where their food comes from. First come the chickens, then the ducks, and before Nell knows it the cows have arrived too. Soon Nell finds herself becoming a different type of woman than she ever thought she might be. The author of such towering novels as The Handmaid's Tale, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood creates worlds just as vividly in her short fiction. The New York Times Book Review notes that "the tremendous imaginative power of [Atwood's] fiction allows us to believe that anything is possible"—this applies as much to the world of the Crakers as it does to the strange life of a family in the countryside. By turns funny, moving, incisive, earthy, shocking, "Moral Disorder" displays Atwood's celebrated storytelling gifts and unmistakable style to their best advantage.

Summary and Analysis of The Handmaid s Tale

Summary and Analysis of The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Worth Books
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 1504044169
ISBN 13: 9781504044165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Analysis of The Handmaid s Tale Book Review:

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Handmaid’s Tale tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Margaret Atwood’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood includes: Historical context Part-by-part summaries Analysis of the main characters Themes and symbols Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale: Margaret Atwood’s dystopian literary masterpiece tells the story of Offred, a Handmaid living in the near future in what was once the United States. A new theocratic regime called the Republic of Gilead has come to power and changed life as she knew it. Once Offred had a her own name and a loving family—a husband and daughter—both of which were taken from her; now she belongs to the Commander and his hostile wife, and her only value lies in her ability to bear a child for them. She used to read books and learn; now such things are forbidden to all women. Gripping, disturbing, and so relevant today, The Handmaid’s Tale is a brilliant novel and a chilling warning about what can happen when extreme ideas are taken to their logical conclusions. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.

Writing Essays About Literature

Writing Essays About Literature
Author: Katherine O. Acheson
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-12-20
ISBN 10: 9781770482777
ISBN 13: 1770482776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Essays About Literature Book Review:

This book gives students an answer to the question, “What does my professor want from this essay?” In lively, direct language, it explains the process of creating “a clearly-written argument, based on evidence, about the meaning, power, or structure of a literary work.” Using a single poem by William Carlos Williams as the basis for the process of writing a paper about a piece of literature, it walks students through the processes of reading, brainstorming, researching secondary sources, gathering evidence, and composing and editing the paper. Writing Essays About Literature is designed to strengthen argumentation skills and deepen understanding of the relationships between the reader, the author, the text, and critical interpretations. Its lessons about clarity, precision, and the importance of providing evidence will have wide relevance for student writers.

The Handmaid s Tale

The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN 10: 0771008791
ISBN 13: 9780771008795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handmaid s Tale Book Review:

In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate "Handmaids" under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred's persistent memories of life in the "time before" and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, "The Handmaid's Tale" is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning. "From the Hardcover edition."

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
Author: Apostle Horn
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 024412745X
ISBN 13: 9780244127459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 223
Release: 1886
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCLA:31158001043677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bodily Harm

Bodily Harm
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1451686854
ISBN 13: 9781451686852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bodily Harm Book Review:

A powerfully and brilliantly crafted novel, Bodily Harm is the story of Rennie Wilford, a young journalist whose life has begun to shatter around the edges. Rennie flies to the Caribbean to recuperate, and on the tiny island of St. Antoine she is confronted by a world where her rules for survival no longer apply. By turns comic, satiric, relentless, and terrifying, Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm is ultimately an exploration of the lust for power, both sexual and political, and the need for compassion that goes beyond what we ordinarily mean by love.

To the Back of Beyond

To the Back of Beyond
Author: Peter Stamm
Publsiher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1590518292
ISBN 13: 9781590518298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To the Back of Beyond Book Review:

Man Booker Prize nominee Peter Stamm explores in his sixth novel what it means to be in the middle of nowhere, in mind and in body. Happily married with two children and a comfortable home in a Swiss town, Thomas and Astrid enjoy a glass of wine in their garden on a night like any other. Called back to the house by their son's cries, Astrid goes inside, expecting her husband to join her in a bit. But Thomas gets up and, after a brief moment of hesitation, opens the gate and walks out. No longer bound by the ties of his everyday life--family, friends, work--Thomas begins a winding trek across the countryside, exposed as never before to the Alpine winter. At home, Astrid wonders where he's gone, when he'll come back, whether he's still alive. Following Thomas and Astrid on their separate paths, To the Back of Beyond becomes ultimately a meditation on the limits of freedom and on the craving to be wanted.

Cat s Eye

Cat s Eye
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-06-08
ISBN 10: 0307797961
ISBN 13: 9780307797964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cat s Eye Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale Cat’s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a woman—but above all she must seek release form her haunting memories. Disturbing, humorous, and compassionate—and a finalist for the Booker Prize—Cat’s Eye is a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life.

Dearly

Dearly
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 0771000782
ISBN 13: 9780771000782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dearly Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist and poet. By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. They explore bodies and minds in transition, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present. Werewolves, sirens and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment. Before she became one of the world's most important and loved novelists, Atwood was a poet. Dearly is her first collection in over a decade. It brings together many of her most recognizable and celebrated themes, but distilled - from minutely perfect descriptions of the natural world to startlingly witty encounters with aliens, from pressing political issues to myth and legend. It is a pure Atwood delight, and long-term readers and new fans alike will treasure its insight, empathy and humour.

Between the Testaments

Between the Testaments
Author: S. Kent Brown,Richard Neitzel Holzapfel
Publsiher: Shadow Mountain
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781570089015
ISBN 13: 1570089019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stone Mattress

Stone Mattress
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 0771006829
ISBN 13: 9780771006821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stone Mattress Book Review:

In Margaret Atwood's stunning new collection of stories, her first since her #1 nationally bestselling 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, she returns to the here and now in this brilliant, new collection of stories. In these nine dazzlingly inventive and rewarding stories, Margaret Atwood's signature dark humour, playfulness, and deadly seriousness are in abundance. In "Freeze-Dried Bridegroom," a man who bids on a storage locker has a surprise. In "Lusus Naturae," a woman with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire. In "I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth," we remeet Tony, Charis, and Roz from The Robber Bride, but, years later, as their nemesis is seen in an unexpected form. In "Torching the Dusties," an elderly lady with Charles Bonnet's syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. In "Stone Mattress," a long-ago crime is revenged in the Arctic. This is classic Margaret Atwood, and she is at the very top of her form.