Join us as we explore the reasons for the recent surge of interest in the novels of Margaret Atwood. We will go beyond The Handmaid's Tale(1985), this year's One Book One Northwestern, to read and discuss two of her later prize-winning novels:Cat's Eye (Anchor, 1998) and The Blind Assassin: A Novel (Anchor, 2001). Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate, Cat's Eye tells the breathtaking story of a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life. Very different in style, The Blind Assassin: A Novel combines elements of Gothic drama, romantic suspense, and science fiction fantasy in a spellbinding narrative. Come on our reading journey and be entertained and enlightened while gaining a better understanding of why Atwood's novels remain so relevant.