Thirty-Four Years Later: A Review of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

“I depend on your discretion. I am in your hands, dear Aunt Lydia,” he said, rising from his desk. How true, I thought. And how easily a hand becomes a fist. The Testaments is my most anticipated novel of 2019. I was relatively late in my induction into the Atwood party, and like most inductees,Continue reading “Thirty-Four Years Later: A Review of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments”

A Tale of Two Timelines: A Review of Jo Walton’s My Real Children

This week, I read two novels about parallel lives: the newly published Handmaid’s Tale sequel, The Testaments, and Jo Walton’s 2014 novel, My Real Children. I was surprised to find myself loving the latter more. Many people compared My Real Children to Kate Atkinson’s Life after Life, and Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife, butContinue reading “A Tale of Two Timelines: A Review of Jo Walton’s My Real Children”

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