Tales Like The Handmaid’s Tale

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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalized readers for decades: What happens to Offred? 


Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
Five women–including a high school teacher, a pregnant teenager, and a forest-dwelling homeopath–struggle with changes in a near-future America where abortion and assisted fertility have been outlawed and where the homeopath is targeted by a modern-day witch hunt.

The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo
In an alternative historical present, in an extreme welfare state, a young woman’s growing addiction to illegal chili peppers leads her on an adventure into a world where love, sex, and free will are all controlled by the state.

Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah
In the capital of South West Asia, gender selection, war and disease have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels and the government forces women to take multiple husbands to have children as quickly as possible. Yet there are women who refuse to be part of the system.

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
The world as we know it is ending. As Cedar Hawk Songmaker goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity.

The Children of Men by P.D. James
The year is 2021, and the human race is – quite literally – coming to an end. Since 1995 no babies have been born, because in that year all males unexpectedly became infertile. But an unlikely revolutionaries may just hold the key to survival for the human race.

Vox by Christina Dalcher
On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her. But this is just the beginning.


The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri Tepper
Human civilization has evolved into a dual so ciety where walls enclose the peaceful women and keep the warrior men out, and yet there is a gate between them for those who dream.



The Farm by Joanna Ramos
Ensconced within a Hudson Valley retreat where expectant birth mothers are given luxurious accommodations and lucrative rewards to produce perfect babies, a Filipino immigrant is forced to choose between a life-changing payment and the outside world.