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Books with author Margaret Atwood

  • The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

    Margaret Atwood

    Paperback (Vintage Canada, Aug. 15, 2006)
    In Homer’s account in The Odyssey, Penelope--wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy--is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife, her story a salutary lesson through the ages. Left alone for twenty years when Odysseus goes off to fight in the Trojan war after the abduction of Helen, Penelope manages, in the face of scandalous rumours, to maintain the kingdom of Ithaca, bring up her wayward son, and keep over a hundred suitors at bay, simultaneously. When Odysseus finally comes home after enduring hardships, overcoming monsters and sleeping with goddesses, he kills her suitors and--curiously--twelve of her maids.In a splendid contemporary twist to the ancient story, Margaret Atwood has chosen to give the telling of it to Penelope and to her twelve hanged Maids, asking: "What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to?" In Atwood’s dazzling, playful retelling, the story becomes as wise and compassionate as it is haunting, and as wildly entertaining as it is disturbing. With wit and verve, drawing on the storytelling and poetic talent for which she herself is renowned, she gives Penelope new life and reality--and sets out to provide an answer to an ancient mystery.
  • Oryx and Crake

    MARGARET ATWOOD

    Hardcover (Bloomsbury Publishing India Private Limited, March 15, 2018)
    BRAND NEW, Exactly same ISBN as listed, Please double check ISBN carefully before ordering.
  • Bluebeard's Egg: Stories

    Margaret Atwood

    Paperback (Anchor, Jan. 20, 1998)
    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's TaleBy turns humorous and warm, stark and poignant, the stories in Bluebeard’s Egg probe childhood memories, the reality of parents growing old, and the casual cruelty men and women can inflict on one another. A tenuous teenage love affair fails to survive a hurricane; a man notices the women around him becoming progressively paler and smaller; a surgeon who specializes in hearts seems oddly emotionally opaque to his wife; a middle-aged couple’s waning affection rekindles at the spectacle of rare Jamaican birds. In these exceptional short stories, Margaret Atwood proves herself once again a true master of the form.
  • Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes

    Margaret Atwood

    Hardcover (Bloomsbury USA Children's Books, Sept. 2, 2004)
    In Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes, bestselling author Margaret Atwood offers a delightfully ridiculous tale about the virtues of resisting restrictions. With tongue-twisting phrases heavily peppered with words beginning with R, the story follows Ramsay as he travels with his friend Ralph, the red-nosed rat, from his home full of revolting relatives to a field of roaring radishes. There he meets a girl named Rillah, who needs a bit of adventure herself. Atwood's rollicking text is accompanied by devilish and Dušan Petricic's insightful illustrations.
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  • The Handmaid's Tale Deluxe Edition

    Margaret Atwood

    Flexibound (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct. 15, 2019)
    This beautiful edition of Margaret Atwood’s seminal work of speculative fiction features a leatherette cover, gilt edging, and ribbon marker—a perfect gift for book lovers and fans of the Hulu series.The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its image and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The Handmaid’s Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force.
  • Alias Grace

    Margaret Atwood

    Paperback (Virago Press, Sept. 15, 1997)
    Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.' Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    Margaret Atwood

    Paperback (Vintage, Jan. 1, 2017)
    BRAND NEW, Exactly same ISBN as listed, Please double check ISBN carefully before ordering.
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    Margaret Atwood

    Library Binding (Thorndike Press Large Print, May 3, 2017)
    This look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction.
  • Up in the Tree

    Margaret Atwood

    Hardcover (Groundwood Books, March 1, 2006)
    Two children rejoice in their home up in a tree, free from parental guidance and earthbound concerns. But when beavers gnaw their ladder into matchsticks, the children aren’t sure they want to be quite so alone. Playful, whimsical, and wry, the story is vintage Atwood. Long out of print, Up in the Tree was first published in 1978. Because it was considered too expensive and risky to publish a children’s book in Canada, Atwood not only wrote and illustrated the book, but hand-lettered the type. This facsimile edition captures all the charm of the original, and makes a thoughtful gift for Atwood fans as well as for young readers.
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  • A Painter's Kitchen: Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O'Keeffe

    Margaret Wood

    Paperback (Museum of New Mexico Press, Aug. 16, 2009)
    This book highlights Georgia O'Keeffe's creativity―not on canvas, but in the kitchen where she took great pride in her healthy culinary style. The meals served in her household focused on homegrown and natural foods. The author was Georgia O'Keeffe's personal chef. This new edition features a new foreword by celebrated cookbook author and local food advocate Deborah Madison.
  • Up in the Tree

    Margaret Atwood

    eBook (Groundwood Books, Sept. 14, 2020)
    This story about the adventures of two children who live up in a tree is vintage Atwood — playful, whimsical and wry. The perfect integration of words and pictures creates a coherent and delightful whole. The enhanced epub version, in celebration of Groundwood’s 35th anniversary, includes a read-aloud feature of the story narrated by the author herself.When this charming book was first published in 1978, there was a widespread idea that it was too expensive and risky to publish a children’s book in Canada. And so Margaret Atwood not only wrote and illustrated the book, she hand-lettered the type! The book was created in the old-fashioned way, using only two colors that mixed together to produce a surprisingly large range of tones and textures. The delightful result reminds us that technology hasn’t necessarily made things better. This facsimile edition renders intact the unique pleasures of the original.
  • Oryx And Crake

    Margaret Atwood

    Paperback (Virago, March 15, 1742)
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