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Second Thursday Book Club
Oct 13 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join the book club in reading and discussing Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell on Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 10-11am at the Dolores Public Library. Pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk.
England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on.
A young Latin tutor—penniless and bullied by a violent father—falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is just taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever.
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •
“Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life … here is a novel … so gorgeously written that it transports you.”
— The Boston Globe