Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' from 1985 tops Amazon bestseller list

Canadian Margaret Atwood at the Frankfurt Book Fair 1987.

As of Monday, February 6, Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" (published 1985) is Amazon.com's bestselling book.

Most likely following a spot for the television adaptation of the Booker Prize-winning novel during the American Super Bowl, the Canadian author Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel "The Handmaid's Tale" has now taken over the number 1 bestselling book position on Amazon, over Milo Yiannopoulos' "Dangerous" and George Orwell's "1985".

The adaptation of Atwood's novel, which stars Elisabeth Moss (also a producer) and Joseph Fiennes in a patriarchal totalitarian theocracy, is set to air on Hulu, April 26, 2017.