Virtual author event with Margaret Atwood in conversation with Ann Patchett

Parnassus Books, in partnership with Penguin Random House and Penguin Random House Canada, is pleased to present a virtual event for Margaret Atwood in celebration of the paperback release of The Testaments. Atwood will be joined in conversation by Ann Patchett.

Tickets include a signed paperback copy of The Testaments, shipped via priority mail directly to your home following the event.

This will be a virtual event, and ticketholders will receive the viewing link by email on the day of the event.

Please note: unfortunately, we cannot accommodate shipping to addresses outside the US for this event. Canandian residents can purchase tickets via this link.

About the book:

#1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the booker prize for fiction, The Testaments is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood's classic, The Handmaid's Tale--one of the most talked about books of the 20th century and now a groundbreaking Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy award winning television series.

More 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: Aunt Lydia. Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways.

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat's Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award. In 2019, she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature.


Event date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 7:00pm
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