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Enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to The Handmaid's Tale. Here are 60 books that you’ll like if you liked The Handmaid's Tale.

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The Power
Naomi Alderman - Jan 08, 2019 (first published in 2016)
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In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastati...
Vox
Christina Dalcher - Mar 01, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins.Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman.Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy millio...
The Testaments
The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood - Sep 10, 2019
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When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her--freedom, prison or death.With The Testaments, the wait is over.Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story more than fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female ...
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Parable of the Sower
A Novel
Octavia E. Butler - Feb 28, 2017 (first published in 1993)
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In 2025, with the world descending into madness and anarchy, one woman begins a fateful journey toward a better future.Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to sal...
The Left Hand of Darkness
50th Anniversary Edition (Ace Science Fiction)
Ursula K. Le Guin - Jul 01, 2000 (first published in 1969)
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50th Anniversary Edition, with a new introduction by David Mitchell and a new afterword by Charlie Jane AndersUrsula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking work of science fiction—winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.A lone human ambassador is sent to the icebound planet of Winter, a world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants’ gender is fluid. His ...
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Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro - Mar 14, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human.Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well ten...
When She Woke
A Novel
Hillary Jordan - Sep 18, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Bellwether Prize winner Hillary Jordan’s provocative new novel, When She Woke, tells the story of a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America of a not-too-distant future, where the line between church and state has been eradicated and convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated but chromed—their skin color is genetically a...
Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel - Jun 02, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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A National Book Award FinalistA PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty...
Alias Grace
A Novel
Margaret Atwood - Oct 13, 1997 (first published in 1996)
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It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders.An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is en...
Oryx and Crake
Margaret Atwood - May 01, 2004
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Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of an...
Woman on the Edge of Time
A Novel
Marge Piercy - Jun 23, 1997 (first published in 1976)
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Alternate cover edition for ISBN 044900094X / 9780449000946For previous cover edition see hereConnie Ramos, a woman in her mid-thirties, has been declared insane. But Connie is overwhelmingly sane, merely tuned to the future, and able to communicate with the year 2137. As her doctors persuade her to agree to an operation, Connie struggles to force ...
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