The Handmaid’s Tale

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood (Canada) Review Most of the members who attended the Book Club had read this book before. When it was first published in the 1980s, its feminist theme came across predominantly. Reading it now at the beginning of the 21st century, the themes of religious fanaticism, tyrannical societies and even…

Pilgrim

“Pilgrim” by Timothy Findley (Canada) Synopsis and Review  “Pilgrim”: a journey well worth taking Pilgrim is a man who cannot die. On 17 April 1912, he fails, once again, to commit suicide, his heart miraculously beginning again, hours after he is found hanging from a tree. Admitted to the Burgholzi Psychiatric Clinic in Zurich, Pilgrim…