Here's the blurb:
About forty years ago Roe vs. Wade changed America. Forty years from now,
what does the future hold?
It's 2052, and there's one less state in the union. Texas, now known as the
Republic of Texas, has seceded, just like it did in 1861, though for
different reasons this time.
Rebecca lives in New Zapata, a border town in The Republic of Texas. She's
nineteen years old, born and raised in the R of T, and doesn't remember a
time when things were different, though her Aunt Cathy does. Rebecca's
married to Chad, the boy who charmed her into an unplanned pregnancy. She
loves her young son, Luke, but she almost died giving birth to him.
That means Rebecca has a problem. Because in New Zapata, birth control and
abortion are illegal. So is divorce. And Chad thinks sex is his husbandly
There's an underground of sorts in The R of T, and it reaches even as far as
sleepy New Zapata. A group of older women-Rebecca's Aunt Cathy and some
others-have been gathering under the guise of having Bunco parties to try to
help women in Rebecca's position. These ladies remember a time when things
were different, when women did have choices.
But it's a dangerous game to defy the R of T.
Rebecca and her friends may end up playing for their lives.
NEW ZAPATA - The Handmaid's Tale for this generation
I have to say, The Handmaid's Tale was my favorite dystopian book of all time, so I can't wait to read this one.
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