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Notes from Helen Thompson


Warm greetings to Northwestern students, faculty, staff, and especially to our first years! This year’s choice for One Book One Northwestern is Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. We’re thrilled to launch the conversation at Northwestern about this provocative novel. Atwood’s vision of patriarchal dystopia promises to inspire dialogue, discussion, and impassioned debate. We’ll have the opportunity to hear Margaret Atwood speak about The Handmaid’s Tale, its recent television adaptation, and its centrality to the current cultural moment when she visits Northwestern’s Chicago and Evanston campuses on October 30.