Facebook event page
Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room-Shelby Township
45645 Hayes Rd, Shelby Township, Michigan 48315
Love to read? Love to drink wine? Us, too!
Join us for the next meeting of MBTB's book club, featuring fun, easygoing discussion paired with wine! No registration required; just drop by to participate. The $12 cost includes a full flight of wine (five 2 oz. samples) and Flight Bites (a small plate of Michigan-made cheese and chocolate).
While discussion begins at 7 p.m., please feel free to arrive early to check in and get started on your wine!
Stay up to date on Book & Bottle events by joining our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/bookandbottle.
Our featured book for July is «The Handmaid's Tale» by Margaret Atwood. Our July theme is As Seen on TV.
The Handmaid's Tale is a novel of 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 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 regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population.
The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.