Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Seven readalikes for fans of Atwood's "The Testaments"

At B&N Reads Tara Sonin tagged seven books to read if you loved The Testaments, including:
The Farm, by Joanne Ramos

Possibly the most direct readalike on the list, this novel is about women who have children for other women in a place known as the Farm. The deal is this: a huge payday in exchange for nine months of your time growing a baby that, once birthed, will go to the person who paid for it. Jane agrees to be a ‘Host’, but soon realizes there’s another, hidden cost to this agreement: she can’t leave as long as she’s pregnant, or she forfeits the fee she so desperately needs to help her actual family, the one she loves beyond the walls of the Farm. An eerie, modern approach to similar questions addressed by Atwood’s novels.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue