ALA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER
Man Booker Prize WINNER 2000
Orange Prize FINALIST 2001
"The first great novel of the new millennium."
"Absorbing… expertly rendered… Virtuosic storytelling [is] on display."
–The New York Times
"Brilliant… Opulent… Atwood is a poet…. as well as a contriver of fiction, and scarcely a sentence of her quick, dry yet avid prose fails to do useful work, adding to a picture that becomes enormous."
–John Updike, The New Yorker
"Chilling… Lyrical… [Atwood’s] most ambitious work to date."
–The Boston Globe
"Hauntingly powerful…. A novel of luminous prose, scalpel-precise insights and fierce characters… Atwood’s new work is so assured, so elegant and so incandescently intelligent, she casts her contemporaries in the shade."
–The Atlanta Journal–Constitution
"Grand storytelling on a grand scale… Sheerly enjoyable."
–The Washington Post Book World
"Bewitching… A killer novel…. Atwood’s crisp wit and steely realism are reminiscent of Edith Wharton… A wonderfully complex narrative."
–The Christian Science Monitor
"A tour de force."