The Republic of Gilead is a monotheocratic post-American dystopia in which reading is banned along with most other freedoms for all women and a vast majority of the men. People’s roles in this society are determined by their reproductive viability, so it is fair to say: things have gotten weird. For Offred, life before becoming a handmaid was not so long ago and as she is left with only her memories to pass the long hours she must decide whether he will resign herself to her new circumstances or develop the courage to resist. I found this well-written story to be relevant, believable and (surprisingly, given the subject) easy-to-read.
Local Author Day: Laura L. Mays Hoopes and Todd Moster
03/18/2012 4:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Laura L. May Hoopes presents and signs Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling
In Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling, Hoopes traces her development as a woman biologist, how she fell in love with DNA but encountered discouraging signals from men in science, how she married and balanced both family and career, and why she's glad not to be a Harvard professor.
Todd Moster presents and signs The Underground Guide to Job Interviewing: A Quick and Irreverent Primer for the Working Professional
Chances are, you’ve had to interview for a job at some point in your life...And as the job-starved “recovery” grinds on, things aren’t getting any easier. The Underground Guide will help. Structured loosely as a coaching session in which the author – an executive recruiter who’s coached 1000s of job seekers – prepares the reader for an upcoming interview, it provides a funny, no-holds-barred account of the hurdles a job candidate faces, and how to overcome them.