The Handmaid's Tale
Why this book?
When I first read The Handmaid’s Tale years ago, it made a huge impression on me. As well as being a writer I am a Health Psychologist specializing in women’s reproductive health, and this book to me on so many levels. Offred’s life is all our worst fears as women and this novel truly brought another dimension of the world and what people are capable of into view. I was lucky enough to meet Margaret Atwood and chat about how she wrote the book and imagined the world, which I hope informs my own work. Everyone should read this book.