Monday, November 9, 2009
In her new book, The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood has created a dystopian world that can be read as a commentary on religion, politics, science and the environment. Atwood has authored 15 books of poetry but she’s best-known for her novels including The Handmaid’s Tale, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake. Then, Peter Yarrow, one third of the iconic folk troupe, Peter, Paul & Mary, has turned from singing to picture books. First, there was the illustrated version of the classic song “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” and now he continues the idea with “Day is Done.” In addition to children’s books, Yarrow devotes lots of his time to a non-profit called Operation Respect.