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The Testaments Midnight Release Party in collaboration with MNCASA

In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades.


When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her—freedom, prison or death.


With The Testaments, the wait is over.


Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.


Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.” —Margaret Atwood



Join us in celebrating the release of Margaret Atwood’s sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale The Testaments at our midnight release party! 

Be one of the first to get your hands on the long anticipated follow up story- enjoy some light refreshments, and listen to speakers from the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Costumes are welcome. 


10:30 pm Doors Open

10:30-11:30 refreshments

11:30 Speaker representative from MNCASA

11:50 group reading of the end of 'Handmaid's Tale'

Midnight 'Testaments' reveal and group reading of first chapter

12:15 Closing remarks


In collaboration with Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA)


The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault provides leadership and resources for sexual assault programs and allies to prevent sexual violence while promoting a comprehensive, socially just response for all victims/survivors.



MNCASA provides (1) Victim and Survivor Support by helping partner programs and medical personnel, law enforcement, and legal and social service providers deliver state of the art victim advocacy and support; (2) Prevention Support by developing the capacity of partner programs and others to design and implement effective community-level primary prevention strategies; (3) Policy Reforms through public policy education and advocacy; and (4) Systems Change by developing capacity in medical, criminal justice, social service, and judicial systems to incorporate a coordinated and victim-centered approach into their responses.


Event date: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 10:30pm
Event address: 
38 S Snelling Ave
Next Chapter Booksellers
Saint Paul, MN 55105
The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385543781
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nan A. Talese - September 10th, 2019