Posted on September 10, 2019 at 8:02 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Happy release day of The Testaments!

We suspect you’re huddled in your favorite reading nook somewhere with your preordered copy, but if not, we’ve got coverage of the year’s most anticipated new book.

Here’s the Guardian’s coverage of the midnight launch in London — which author Margaret Atwood herself attended — and its review, which calls it “a dazzling follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale.”

NPR’s Maureen Corrigan also gives her two cents, finding The Testaments slightly more hopeful than its predecessor ... something that feels, in her words, paradoxically mildly disappointing.

Want to avoid anything remotely resembling a spoiler? Writer’s Digest dusted off a vintage interview with Atwood from 2004.

But if you're willing to risk a few plot hints in exchange for something more recent, NPR's Scott Simon talked with Atwood over the weekend about why she finally decided to write a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale.

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