ATWOOD’S “THE TESTAMENTS” ON SALE TODAY

It has been more than 30 years since Margaret Atwood wrote “The Handmaid’s Tale.”  Today, her sequel “The Testaments ” hits book stores.
The 79-year old Can-lit legend tells the BBC that she resisted writing a sequel for years, but the 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, suddenly made the dystopian setting of Gilead more of a reality, and prompted her to do a follow-up novel.
The sequel has been nominated for the Booker Prize and is on the long list for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize.