You asked for it, Lynden, so we delivered! Overflow Taps and Village Books in Lynden have partnered for a monthly book club for 2019. Each month we will read a new book picked by Village Books, and Overflow Taps will pick a featured beverage to pair. On the fourth Tuesday of each month, we will meet at Overflow Taps at 7 p.m. to casually discuss the book and share a pint! Pick up your book at Village Books in Lynden then mosey on over to neighboring Overflow Taps for an exclusive Books and Brews growler free with the purchase of a fill. Just let the beertender know you are part of Books and Brews. Please join us!
Tuesday, August 27, 7:00pm
The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
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 valued only 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….
Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.
Book group discussion host: Village Books Co-owner Kelly E.