The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Series: The Handmaid’s Tale Book 2
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 432 pages
Audiobook Length: 13 hours and 18 minutes
First Published: 2019
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.
Quotes from The Testaments
As they say, history does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.
The truth can cause a lot of trouble for those who are not supposed to know it.
Once a story you’ve regarded as true has turned false, you begin suspecting all stories.
Being able to read and write did not provide answers to all questions. It led to other questions, and then to others.
About Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books. She is best known for The Handmaid’s Tale and its sequel The Testaments. Her other works include The MaddAddam trilogy, as well as books of poetry and essays. She currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson. Visit the author’s website →