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The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood.


In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? 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 only valued if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the days 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....

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780800024468
  • ISBN: 9780385490818
  • ISBN: 038549081X
  • ISBN: 9780525435006
  • ISBN: 052543500X
  • ISBN: 9781328879943
  • ISBN: 1328879941
  • ISBN: 9780771008795
  • ISBN: 0771008791
  • ISBN: 9781439501436
  • ISBN: 1439501432
  • ISBN: 9780395404256
  • ISBN: 0395404258
  • Physical Description: 311 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1998.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date, binding, and paging may vary.
Target Audience Note:
750L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.4 14 8109.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Misogyny > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

Available copies

  • 61 of 78 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Rolla Public.


  • 1 current hold with 78 total copies.
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Rolla Public Library FIC ATW (Text) 38256000212146 Adult Fiction Available -
Rolla Public Library FIC ATW (Text) 38256101875312 Adult Fiction Available -

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