Book Club -- The Robber Bride GUEST: Nathalie Cooke *Associate Professor of English, McGill University in Montreal, Canada *Author, Margaret Atwood: A Biography (ECW Press, 1998) *Former President, Margaret Atwood Society You're invited to join talk of the Nation's Book Club of the Air, to discuss The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood. It's a twist on the Grimm fairy tale The Robber Bridegroom. Roz, Charis and Tony are college friends who unite to deal with the trauma that Zenia, a vixen villain, inflicts by stealing what each woman loves most. At first Zenia is a charming character looking for companionship. Later she escapes without a trace, taking with her the men, money and self-respect of each woman only to reappear later to wreak more havoc. The funny and intense novel covers three decades in which Zenia wages a personal war against the happiness of the three women. Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride, the October selection for Talk of the Nation's Book Club of the Air, from NPR News.