The Main Library closes at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 16.

The handmaid's tale

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(42)
4 star
 
(29)
3 star
 
(10)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(2)
Series:
Handmaid's tale volume 1.
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Description
First published in 1985, The Handmaid's Tale is a novel of such power that the reader is unable to forget its images and its forecast. With more than two million copies in print, it is Margaret Atwood's most popular and compelling novel.

Set in the near future, it describes life in what once was the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead. Reacting to social unrest, and a sharply declining birthrate, the new regime has reverted to -- even gone beyond -- the repressive tolerance of the original Puritans. Offred is a Handmaid who 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 she is only valued as long as her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years 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.

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780395404256
9780449212608
9780385490818
9780606181242
9781432838478
9781432838485
038549081
9780525435006
9780808598299
9781328879943
9780547345666
052543500
9781436179850
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.4, 14 Points
Lexile measure:
750L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID a3ccf995-8512-c6c5-8996-1dc18e9a4467
Grouping Title handmaid s tale
Grouping Author atwood margaret
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-11-16 12:46:09PM
Last Indexed 2019-11-16 12:47:24PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 14
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.4
auth_author2 Harris, Betty.
author Margaret Atwood
author2-role Harris, Betty.
author_display Atwood, Margaret
collection_catalog Audiobook
Book Club In A Bag
Fiction
Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Annex - Adult Book Club In A Bag
Annex - Adult Fiction
Bellevue - Adult Audiobook
Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Bellevue - Adult Large Print
Bordeaux - Adult Fiction
Donelson - Adult Fiction
Donelson - Adult Large Print
East - Adult Fiction
Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction
Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Green Hills - Adult Large Print
Hermitage - Adult Audiobook
Hermitage - Adult Fiction
Hermitage - Adult Large Print
Inglewood - Adult Fiction
Looby - Adult Fiction
Main Library - Adult Audiobook
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Main Library - Adult Large Print
North - Adult Fiction
North - Adult Large Print
Old Hickory - Adult Fiction
Old Hickory - Adult Large Print
Richland Park - Adult Fiction
Richland Park - Adult Large Print
Southeast - Adult Fiction
Thompson Lane - Adult Audiobook
Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction
Thompson Lane - Adult Large Print
display_description In the futuristic Republic of Gilead which is being ruled and policed by men, women are divided into classes based on their household functions.
format_catalog Book
CD audio book
Kit
Large Print
eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id a3ccf995-8512-c6c5-8996-1dc18e9a4467
isbn 038549081
052543500
9780385490818
9780395404256
9780449212608
9780525435006
9780547345666
9780606181242
9780808598299
9781328879943
9781432838478
9781432838485
9781436179850
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000353441 35192040691424 Main Library - Adult Audiobook CD AUDIO Fiction Atwood 1 false false On Hold Shelf MN
ils:CARL0000353441 35192040691416 Hermitage - Adult Audiobook CD AUDIO Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out HM
ils:CARL0000353441 35192042844336 Thompson Lane - Adult Audiobook CD AUDIO Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out TL
ils:CARL0000353441 35192042844302 Bellevue - Adult Audiobook CD AUDIO Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out BL
ils:CARL0000353441 35192042844310 Main Library - Adult Audiobook CD AUDIO Fiction Atwood 1 false false In Transit for Hold MN
MackinVIA:MLM03198020 MLM03198020 MackinVIA Online MackinVIA eBook eBook 1 false true MackinVIA http://NASHVILLE.mackinvia.com/3198020 Available Online MackinVIA
ils:CARL0000045259 35192051011454 Inglewood - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false In Transit for Hold IN
ils:CARL0000045259 FF00129275 MLK Jr. Magnet - Teen Fiction F ATW 1 false false On Shelf 6C497
ils:CARL0000045259 35192051011447 Bellevue - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out BL
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049490216 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false On Hold Shelf MN
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049490182 Hermitage - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out HM
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050332141 Green Hills - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out GH
ils:CARL0000045259 35192042814206 Bordeaux - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out BX
ils:CARL0000045259 35192042814701 Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false On Hold Shelf GO
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050711351 North - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out NO
ils:CARL0000045259 P00351902 McGavock High - Teen Fiction F ATW 1 false false On Shelf 6D532
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858145 Richland Park - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false On Hold Shelf RP
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858186 Richland Park - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out RP
ils:CARL0000045259 A01901316 Antioch High - Teen Fiction F ATW 1 false false On Shelf 60110
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049490224 Southeast - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out SE
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858202 Looby - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out LO
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858178 Richland Park - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out RP
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050777683 Donelson - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out DO
ils:CARL0000045259 A02107346 Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction F Atw 1 false false On Shelf 69450
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049963733 Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out TL
ils:CARL0000045259 A02052739 Maplewood High - Teen Fiction LIT F ATW 1 false false On Shelf 6E550
ils:CARL0000045259 35192051011462 Inglewood - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false On Hold Shelf IN
ils:CARL0000045259 A02107301 Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction F Atw 1 false false On Shelf 69450
ils:CARL0000045259 35192042773303 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out MN
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049283694 Southeast - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false On Hold Shelf SE
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858160 Richland Park - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false On Hold Shelf RP
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049283686 Annex - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out AX
ils:CARL0000045259 P00351903 McGavock High - Teen Fiction F ATW 1 false false On Shelf 6D532
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858152 Richland Park - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out RP
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049111911 Annex - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out AX
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050777691 Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out EP
ils:CARL0000045259 35192051011470 Old Hickory - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false In Transit for Hold OH
ils:CARL0000045259 A02107336 Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction F Atw 1 false false On Shelf 69450
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050283203 East - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out EA
ils:CARL0000045259 35192042814958 Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false On Hold Shelf TL
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858129 Richland Park - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out RP
ils:CARL0000045259 A02057182 Hillwood High - Teen Fiction SCI F ATW 1 false false On Shelf 67440
ils:CARL0000045259 A00852252 Stratford High - Teen Fiction F ATW 1 false false On Shelf 6H705
ils:CARL0000045259 QQ00123122 Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction F ATW 1 false false On Shelf 61182
ils:CARL0000045259 35192025655410 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false In Transit for Hold MN
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858137 Richland Park - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false Checked Out RP
ils:CARL0000045259 P00500508 Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Fiction F ATW 1 false false Checked Out 62242
ils:CARL0000045259 A02002275 Overton High - Teen Fiction F ATW 1 false false On Shelf 6F615
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049111895 Bordeaux - Adult Fiction Fiction Atwood 1 false false On Hold Shelf BX
ils:CARL0000314142 35192037605452 Annex - Adult Book Club In A Bag Book Club in a Bag 1 false false Checked Out AX
ils:CARL0000509072 35192051296535 Bellevue - Adult Large Print Fiction Atwood Large Type 1 false false Checked Out BL
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049665379 Donelson - Adult Large Print Fiction Atwood Large Type 1 false false On Hold Shelf DO
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049959970 Green Hills - Adult Large Print Fiction Atwood Large Type 1 false false Checked Out GH
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049960002 North - Adult Large Print Fiction Atwood Large Type 1 false false In Transit for Hold NO
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049960036 Thompson Lane - Adult Large Print Fiction Atwood Large Type 1 false false Checked Out TL
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049725082 Main Library - Adult Large Print Fiction Atwood Large Type 1 false false Checked Out MN
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049959996 Hermitage - Adult Large Print Fiction Atwood Large Type 1 false false Checked Out HM
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049960010 Old Hickory - Adult Large Print Fiction Atwood Large Type 1 false false Checked Out OH
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049855228 Richland Park - Adult Large Print Fiction Atwood Large Type 1 false false Checked Out RP
ils:CARL0000761272 QQ00334960 Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction F ATW 1 false false Checked Out 69450
ils:CARL0000761272 QQ00334961 Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction F ATW 1 false false Checked Out 69450
ils:CARL0000761272 QQ00334959 Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction F ATW 1 false false Checked Out 69450
overdrive:be15a2be-7b1c-489a-bf84-328722e9981c -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 44 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
itype_catalog
Book
CD audio book
Kit
Large Print Book
last_indexed 2019-11-16T18:47:24.51Z
lexile_score 750
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Book Club in a Bag
CD AUDIO Fiction Atwood
Fiction Atwood
Fiction Atwood Large Type
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Annex
Bellevue
Bellevue Kids
Bordeaux
Donelson
East
Edmondson Pike
Edmondson Pike Kids
Goodlettsville
Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Hermitage
Hermitage Kids
Inglewood
Looby
Main Kids
Main Library
North
Old Hickory
Richland Park
Southeast
Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9780395404256
publishDate 1986
1988
1998
2013
2017
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000353441 CD audio book Audio Books English Recorded Books, p1988. 10 sound discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
MackinVIA:MLM03198020 eBook eBook English Houghton Mifflin Company, [2013] 1 online resource (311 pages)
ils:CARL0000045259 Book Books English Houghton Mifflin, 1986. 311 p. ; 24 cm.
ils:CARL0000314142 Kit Books Unknown Anchor Books, c1998. 1 bag (Black and yellow) ; 30 x 44 cm. + 10 books, discussion questions, author's biography, "Tips for starting a successful Book club" and instructions for Book Club in a Bag program.
ils:CARL0000509072 Large Print Books Large print edition. English Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017. 531 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ils:CARL0000761272 Book Books English Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c1986. 311 p. ; 22 cm.
overdrive:be15a2be-7b1c-489a-bf84-328722e9981c eBook eBook English HMH Books 1986
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000353441 35192040691424 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000353441 35192040691416 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000353441 35192042844336 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000353441 35192042844302 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000353441 35192042844310 Checked Out In Transit for Hold false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192051011454 Checked Out In Transit for Hold false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192051011447 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049490216 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049490182 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050332141 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192042814206 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192042814701 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050711351 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858145 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858186 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049490224 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858202 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858178 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050777683 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049963733 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192051011462 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192042773303 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049283694 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858160 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049283686 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858152 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049111911 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050777691 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192051011470 Checked Out In Transit for Hold false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050283203 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192042814958 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858129 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192025655410 Checked Out In Transit for Hold false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192050858137 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000045259 35192049111895 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000314142 35192037605452 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000509072 35192051296535 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049665379 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049959970 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049960002 Checked Out In Transit for Hold false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049960036 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049725082 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049959996 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049960010 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000509072 35192049855228 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
overdrive:be15a2be-7b1c-489a-bf84-328722e9981c -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
series Handmaid's tale
series_with_volume Handmaid's tale|1
subject_facet Audiobooks
Dystopian fiction
Dystopias
Dystopias -- Fiction
Electronic books
Fantasy fiction
Large type books
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Misogyny -- Fiction
Science fiction
Women -- Fiction
title_display The handmaid's tale
title_full The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood
The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood
The handmaid's tale / by Margaret Atwood
The handmaid's tale [sound recording] / Margaret Atwood
title_short The handmaid's tale
title_sub
topic_facet Audiobooks
Dystopias
Fiction
Large type books
Literature
Man-woman relationships
Misogyny
Women