by Margaret Atwood
A veritable classic that I had never really thought about reading until it came up recently (I forget where). Wow – the horrifying life lived by Offred in a country that is kind of a cross between a communist country and a…strict Christian state? is made even more horrifying when you find out that she once lived a life that we would recognize in current times. The glimpses of fear, power, and hypocrisy are all too familiar. A harsh “reminder” to appreciate the world/country we live in, and to exercise our rights to vote and participate in government.