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Let's have dinner at Majolica, discuss the Handmaid's tale, & drink Cabernet

Thanks for responding to the recent poll.  For this meetup lets read The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (2nd most popular) For wine lets all bring a Cabernet Sauvignon ($15 ish) and if all game, we'll share as we have in the past.  

I made a reservation for 8 and will try to increase it if there is interest.  If there is bad weather we'll make a decision on canceling the Friday prior.  

http://www.majolicarestaurant.com/

Book Description

Release date: March 16, 1998

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now....

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.

I'd like to save the book with the most votes for a hosted meetup, so we can all pitch in and have a Tuscan feast.  


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  • Mike C.

    I found it close by and bought three bottles. It is really a very nice wine. Wish it were more readily available. Thank you all for helping.

    Mike

    February 15, 2014

  • Barb N

    I think Randy's right, it was the Catena Cabernet Franc. I purchased several more bottles after tasting it.

    February 13, 2014

  • Mike C.

    I was buying wine yesterday and found a bottle of Catenta Malbec. I cannot remember if the Catenta brought to our last meeting was Malbec or Merlot. I would like to buy some more of it. Can anyone help me?

    February 13, 2014

    • Sherre

      Hi Mike! I think it was a Cabernet Sauvignon. That was the "featured" varietal at least. And while there are great cabs from Argentina, Malbec is their signature. I'd go with the Malbec or cab. I don't think Argentina is known for merlot. Hope this helps send I hope you're staying warm.

      February 13, 2014

    • Randy Q.

      I liked that one & added it to my Vivino phone app. It was Catena Cabernet Franc

      February 13, 2014

  • Mike C.

    Thank you, Sherre. I did not think it was a malbec, but was not sure. I did buy one bottle of the malbec and discovered I could order more if I want to do so.

    February 13, 2014

  • Joan

    Sorry, I am very late so I may not make it . Please eat without me and I will make the next meeting.

    January 19, 2014

    • Sherre

      We missed you Joan, hope to see you next time.

      January 19, 2014

  • Sherre

    Thanks everyone for another truly enjoyable evening.

    January 19, 2014

  • betsy h.

    As always...great group of people. ..great variety on wines...lively book discussion. Lovely evening.

    January 19, 2014

  • Mark

    I am a third of the way through and just reached the first "shocking" episode....
    caught me by surprise out of left field!
    No way of telling where it goes from here.....

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Sherre

    I too finished it recently and think the conversation will be interesting. It was an interesting book to say the least!

    January 4, 2014

  • Ilene P.

    I'm so sorry I'm not able to attend. Hopefully next time I will be able to.

    January 4, 2014

  • Mike C.

    I finished the book recently and must say it was very different than I expected. I will be interested in seeing the differences between the men who have read and the women who have read it. I do hope that apocalypse never comes like it is described in the book! Looking forward to discussing with all.

    1 · January 4, 2014

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