The Handmaid's Tale is a #1 New York Times bestselling novel by Margaret Atwood, known as "the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction." It has been adapted into an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss. Set in a dystopian future where environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a second American Civil War, the novel tells the story of Offred, a handmaid who is forced to produce children for one of the leaders of the totalitarian regime known as the Republic of Gilead. Deprived of her husband, child, freedom, and even her own name, Offred struggles to survive and hold onto her memories. The Handmaid's Tale is a thought-provoking satire and a gripping tale of suspense that has become a modern classic. Margaret Atwood has also written a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, titled The Testaments, which has also become a bestseller and award-winner.