Books

Atwood's Greatest Hits

-- THE HANDMAID'S TALE (1986) In Atwood's imagined future, women are divided into the chaste, the help, and the wombs.

-- CAT'S EYE (1989) Elaine Risley is haunted by the small acts of torture inflicted by her three childhood girlfriends.

-- THE ROBBER BRIDE (1993) Another sly look at female friendship. Here, a queen bitch steals your man every time.

-- ALIAS GRACE (1996) Atwood re-creates the 1843 case of a 16-year-old housemaid convicted of killing her wealthy employer.

-- THE BLIND ASSASSIN (2000) The Booker-winning novel-within-a-novel follows two sisters, one of whom dies on page 1.

Originally posted May 09, 2003 Published in issue #709 May 09, 2003 Order article reprints
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