Part of today’s Kindle ebook deal of the day over at Amazon today is Margaret Atwood‘s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale for only $1.99 (thatâ€™s 87% off the regular price of $8.99). If youâ€™d like to purchase a physical copy of The Handmaid’s Tale, the book is also in paperback for only $10.20.
Note â€“ this deal is valid only for today, Wednesday, December 26, 2011, until 11:59pm PST.
Other $1.99 ebook deals today include The Host by Stephenie Meyer; Neil Young’s autobiography Waging Heavy Peace; Just Kids, a memoir by singer Patti Smith; and the George Washington biography Washington: A Life.
About The Handmaid’s Tale:
A radical and brilliant departure for Margaret Atwood, this story is told with such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest by reverting to a society of repressive intolerance.
In 1987, The Handmaid’s Tale won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel published in the UK. It was also nominated for the other science fiction awards like the Nebula Award and the Prometheus Award.
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