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Best Margaret Atwood Books to Read

Here is a list of the best Margaret Atwood books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. The Handmaid’s Tale (1998)

Best Margaret Atwood Books to ReadIn Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead’s commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. At once a scathing satire, an ominous…
Author(s): Margaret Atwood

2. The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale (Random House Large Print) (2019)

Best Margaret Atwood Books to ReadMore 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 voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.  As…
Author(s): Margaret Atwood

3. Oryx and Crake (The MaddAddam Trilogy) (2004)

Best Margaret Atwood Books to ReadOryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey–with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake–through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future…
Author(s): Margaret Atwood

4. The Blind Assassin: A Novel (2001)

Best Margaret Atwood Books to ReadWINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZEIn The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood weaves together strands of gothic suspense, romance, and science fiction into one utterly spellbinding narrative. The novel begins with the mysterious death—a possible suicide—of a young woman named Laura Chase in 1945. Decades later, Laura’s sister Iris recounts her memories of their childhood, and of the dramatic deaths that have punctuated their wealthy, eccentric family’s history. Intertwined with Iris’s account are chapters from the scandalous novel that made Laura famous, in which two illicit lovers…
Author(s): Margaret Atwood

5. MADDADDAM TRILOGY BOX: Oryx & Crake; The Year of the Flood; Maddaddam (2014)

Best Margaret Atwood Books to ReadA boxed set (three trade paperbacks) of the internationally celebrated speculative fiction trilogy from one of the most visionary authors of our time, Margaret Atwood. Across three stunning novels—Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and Maddaddam—the best-selling, Booker Prize-winning novelist projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining. In Oryx and Crake, a man struggles to survive in a world where he may be the last human. In search of answers, he embarks on a journey through the lush wilderness that was so recently a…
Author(s): Margaret Atwood

6. Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales (2015)

Best Margaret Atwood Books to ReadIn this extraordinary collection, Margaret Atwood gives us nine unforgettable tales that reveal the grotesque, delightfully wicked facets of humanity. “Alphinland,” the first of three loosely linked tales, introduces us to a fantasy writer who is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. In “Lusus Naturae,” a young woman, monstrously transformed by a genetic defect, is mistaken for a vampire. And in the title story, a woman who has killed four husbands discovers an opportunity to exact vengeance on the first man who ever wronged her. By turns…
Author(s): Margaret Atwood

7. The Heart Goes Last: A Novel (2016)

Best Margaret Atwood Books to ReadStan and Charmaine, a young urban couple, have been hit by job loss and bankruptcy in the midst of a nationwide economic collapse. Forced to live in their third-hand Honda, where they are vulnerable to roving gangs, they think the gated community of Consilience may be the answer to their prayers. If they sign a life contract, they’ll get a job and a lovely house . . . for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents must leave their homes and serve as inmates in the Positron prison system. At first, this seems worth it: they will have a roof over their heads…
Author(s): Margaret Atwood

8. Alias Grace: A Novel (1997)

Best Margaret Atwood Books to ReadIt’s 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Captivating and…
Author(s): Margaret Atwood

9. Surfacing (1998)

Best Margaret Atwood Books to ReadA provocative blend of literary mystery, psychological thriller, and spiritual journey, Surfacing is the story of an artist who goes in search of her missing father on a remote island in northern Quebec. Accompanied by her boyfriend and a young married couple, the artist searches her abandoned childhood home for clues her parents may have left. But in the disorienting, transformative isolation of the wilderness, her friends’ marriage begins to crumble, sex becomes a catalyst for conflict, and violence and death lurk just beneath the surface. As her relentless probing leads to an electrifying…
Author(s): Margaret Atwood

10. Los testamentos (2da parte El cuento de la criada) (Spanish Edition) (2019)

Best Margaret Atwood Books to ReadCuando la puerta de la furgoneta se cerró sobre el futuro de Offred al final de El cuento de la criada, los lectores no tenían forma de decir lo que le esperaba: libertad, prisión o muerte. Con Los testamentos, la espera ha terminado. La secuela de Margaret Atwood retoma la historia quince años después de que Offred se adentró en lo desconocido, con los explosivos testimonios de las tres narradoras de Galaad. / When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for…
Author(s): Margaret Atwood

Best Margaret Atwood Books to Read

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The Testaments

Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 691 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2406012

The Handmaid’s Tale

Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2258090

Penelope’s Daughters: A feminist perspective of the myth of Penelope in Annie Leclerc’s Toi, Pénélope, Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad and Silvana La Spina’s Penelope

Author(s): Barbara Dell’Abate-Çelebi
Publisher: Zea Books, Year: 2016, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1681450

Hag-Seed

Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Crown/Archetype, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2376338

Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve

Author(s): Ian Morris, Stephen Macedo, Stephen Macedo, Margaret Atwood, Christine M. Korsgaard, Richard Seaford, Jonathan D. Spence
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2015, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1394013

The Heart Goes Last

Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 497 Kb, Download: azw3
ID: 1402034

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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