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Alias Grace: Part 6  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 6

After talking with Grace's lawyer in Toronto, a doubtful Dr. Jordan returns to Kingston to observe Dr. Dupont's unorthodox "experiment." (Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 5, 2017 - 9 comments

Alias Grace: Part 5  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 5

Grace recalls the day of the murders in more detail just as a familiar face from her past threatens to undo everything Dr. Jordan has been working for. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 5, 2017 - 1 comment

Alias Grace: Part 4  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 4

Dr. Jordan digs deeper into Grace's memories to learn more about James McDermott, a hot-tempered handyman whose confession helped convict her. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 4, 2017 - 1 comment

Alias Grace: Part 3  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 3

Grace wrestles with a terrible secret. Soon after, she meets Nancy Montgomery, a pretty housekeeper who will change the course of her life. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 4, 2017 - 1 comment

Alias Grace: Part 2  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 2

Grace shares a palm reader's grim predictions for her future and recounts the fate of her friend, Mary Whitney. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 4, 2017 - 6 comments

Alias Grace: Part 1  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 1

Young American doctor Simon Jordan arrives at Canada's Kingston Penitentiary to study the perplexing mind of Grace Marks, a convicted murderer. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 3, 2017 - 8 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Late  Season 1, Ep 3

Offred visits Janine’s baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.
posted by Fizz on Apr 26, 2017 - 40 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Birth Day  Season 1, Ep 2

Offred and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine's baby, prompting Offred to recall her own daughter’s birth. Offred draws closer to Ofglen while dreading a secret meeting with... more
posted by Fizz on Apr 26, 2017 - 39 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Offred  Season 1, Ep 1

Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.
posted by Fizz on Apr 26, 2017 - 63 comments

Book: The Handmaid's Tale

The seminal work of speculative fiction from Margaret Atwood. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable... Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force. [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom on Feb 22, 2017 - 34 comments

Book: The Blind Assassin

If The Blind Assassin was a layer cake, the layers would be the impossibility of true love, the inexorable destructive force of time, and chocolate. The frosting is pulp and newspaper. It's a remarkable novel, if only for the way Margaret Atwood weaves together three wildly different genres into a whole. There's the gentle comedy of old age about an old woman living a rather solitary existence in a small Southern Ontario town. There are her reminiscences of her life and family, an old-fashioned bildungsroman or family saga. Then there's a story about a doomed romance and pulp science fiction. Each on their own a very good book, but together form a great one. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Dec 1, 2015 - 2 comments

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