Date(s) - 12/16/2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Book Club will meet again on December 16, 2020 at 5pm on Zoom. The book selected, upon Tilly Maddux’s recommendation, is Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. This is a brief description from The New Yorker :

Breathing life into what little we know about Shakespeare’s family, this exceptional historical novel is set in 1596, in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Hamnet, eleven years old, tries to help his plague-stricken twin sister, as their mother, Agnes, makes curative potions, and their father (referred to obliquely as “the tutor”) is off in London, writing plays. O’Farrell’s account of the spread of the disease is all too timely, and there is an inspired scene in which the twins, in true Shakespearean fashion, trade places. At the center is the grief-stricken Agnes, whose husband’s genius requires her to bear monumental loss alone. “The place in your head,” she tells him. “You have gone to that place and it is now more real to you than anywhere else.”

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